Gum Disease

  • The earliest stage of gum disease is called gingivitis. This is inflammation of the gums. The direct cause is plaque build up. It is the initial stage of gum disease and is the easiest to treat. Gingivitis can be reversed however, if it progresses, it can lead to the more detrimental periodontitis.
  • Periodontitis or periodontal disease is the number one cause of tooth loss. There are different stages of periodontal disease and it can affect people at different stages of their life. Periodontal disease affects the supporting tissues of the teeth. As the disease progresses, the bone that holds the teeth in position is lost leading to loose teeth.
  • There are many reasons people may have an increased risk of periodontal disease. These include: smoking, poor oral hygiene, pregnancy and diabetes to name a few.


Dear Valued Patient

We are delighted to have safely reopened our practice for urgent and routine treatments.

To ensure the safest environment possible, we have made some important changes that all our patients need to be aware of.

Click here to see our new Patient Journey

Click here for information on managing your toothache at home

We look forward to seeing you soon

Kind regards
Studental Team