Periodontal Conditions

The most common periodontal conditions are gingivitis and periodontitis, both of which are caused by dental plaque. Plaque consists almost entirely of bacteria which normally inhabit the mouth. Gingivitis is inflammation of the gum and is common but readily reversible with good oral hygiene. Periodontitis affects approximately 10-15% of the population and is inflammation which extends to destroy the deeper supporting tissues of the tooth eventually leading to tooth loss. The signs and symptoms of both conditions vary but include bleeding gums, mobility and drifting of the teeth it is however possible to be suffering from gum disease without exhibiting these signs.

Susceptibility to destructive periodontal disease is not fully understood but four major factors are known to contribute to these conditions. These are family history, certain types of bacteria in plaque, stress and smoking. Stopping smoking is an important component in reducing the risk of developing periodontal disease and improving an individuals response to treatment.

This website was last updated Thursday, 21st May 2020


Warwick Lodge Dental Practice COVID-19

A message to our patients - Updated 29th May 2020

For several weeks, we have been busy planning to ensure that when we reopen our doors we do so in the safest possible way for our patients, colleagues and clinicians. Based on this and the UK government and CDO England announcements on the 28th May 2020, we are now preparing to reopen as soon as possible and hope to welcome our patients back into practice within the next few weeks. In the meantime, we remain available to take your call if you have any questions. Things are likely to be a little different when you return to practice and we have outlined what to expect here.

During this period of uncertainty, we understand that you may have concerns, questions or even a dental issue that you’re unsure whether it needs urgent attention or not. We want to allay any concerns and answer your questions, which is why we have developed some key information to help you and your families through this period of uncertainty. From general guidance on maintaining good oral health with effective brushing, to identifying a dental emergency, plus how we are dealing with cancellations, our articles section is here to answer your questions.

To reach our team please call 01702 582561.