Gum Disease

More and more is written about the fact that Gum Diseases can in some cases be life threatening, yet there are still so many patients who know very little about it or how to check whether they have it.

Periodontal Diseases, or Gum Diseases as they’re commonly known, are serious infections which can lead to all sorts of complications. It begins where the plaque on our teeth cause the gum to become inflamed. Symptoms can include:

  • Bleeding gums
  • Extremely bad breath
  • Loose teeth
  • Tooth loss

Incredibly these diseases don’t only wreak havoc in the mouth, but can prove very detrimental to patients with other ailments eg. those with heart conditions.

In mild cases, treatment can be given without surgery, but in more severe cases surgery would be required. By using the Waterlase laser, Dr Richter is enjoying remarkable success and speedy healing and recovery with his Periodontal Surgery. He also offers a long term programme to minimise and contain the damage caused by these diseases.

Dr Richter would be very happy to discuss treatment options with you.