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What is it?

Periodontal (Gum) diseases are infections of the gums and bone that surround and support the teeth. It’s generally caused by poor brushing and flossing habits that allow plaque-a sticky film of bacteria-to build up on the teeth and harden. The word ‘periodontal’ (from Greek peri “around” and odontos “tooth”) literally means ‘around the tooth’. In advanced stages, Periodontal diseases are infections of the gums and bone that surround and support the teeth.

When bacteria stay on the teeth long enough, these bacteria, along with salivary proteins, they form a film called plaque on teeth, which eventually hardens to tartar. Only a  dentist can remove the tartar and prevent the cause of periodontal diseases.

Gum disease can be characterized by not only bleeding gums, but also redness and swelling, chronic bad breath, and loose teeth. If you have family history of periodontal disease, there is a higher risk that you may have this disease.

You may have periodontal disease if you have:

  • Bleeding gums when brushing
  • Red, swollen,puffy-looking or tender gums
  • Abscesses on the gum
  • Pus secreting from between the teeth and gums
  • Loose teeth
  • Teeth appearing to drift apart from its original position
  • Receeding gumline (gum recession)
  • Persistent bad breath
  • Vague discomfort or dull-ache of gums and teeth

Certain factors increase the risk for periodontal disease:

  • Smoking
  • Diabetes
  • Poor oral hygiene
  • Stress
  • Heredity
  • Crooked teeth
  • Fillings that have become defective
  • Taking medications that cause dry mouth
  • Bridges that no longer fit properly
  • Female hormonal changes, such as with pregnancy or the use of oral contraceptives

Common Signs

The two most common forms of periodontal diseases are gingivitis and periodontitis. Typical bacterial gingivitis is usually a painless condition, even when the gums are bleeding. They become bright red and swell up. Gingivitis is an inflammation of the gums caused by bacteria. Eventually the bacteria can get into the bones at the root of the teeth and eat them away. This latter stage is called periodontitis. It’s a leading cause of tooth loss in the overall population and the number one cause in elders.

Daily brushing and flossing, regular dental examinations, and quitting tobacco use are the best defense against periodontal disease.

If you have any problems with your gums, call us immediately and let our Dentists help you.

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James CruzatJames Cruzat
13:05 24 May 24
The doctor and the staff is really nice and gentle.They give me special treatment and they deliver excellent job..what else can I say is well done and a full star of appreciation for the job.Thank you very much
Francesco MesoracaFrancesco Mesoraca
04:09 24 May 24
Just completed my clearcorrect treatment and after 12 months with Dr Marwa the results are fantastic.
09:24 04 May 24
I express my deep gratitude to the entire team of the Ferry Dental Centre I would like to express my gratitude to absolutely every employee. Thank you all so much for your attention, kindness, and high professionalism!!! Especially Dr. Yuri! I recommend to all.
11:47 02 May 24
Ferry Dental Centre is an exceptional place for all your dental needs. Dr. Juri stands out as a highly skilled and professional dentist who truly cares about his patients. The staff at Ferry Dental Centre are welcoming, and the office has a warm and friendly atmosphere that puts patients at ease.Dr. Juri's expertise and gentle approach make dental visits comfortable and stress-free. I highly recommend Ferry Dental Centre for top-notch dental care.
Zoe JacksonZoe Jackson
20:03 14 Apr 24
I have had a fantastic experience with Ferry Dental.I approached them as an anxious patient (having not been to the dentist for nearly a decade) and the staff were so friendly and calming. Despite having a big cry before my first appointment my consultation was fantastic and I left feeling much more comfortable with the prospect of going to the dentist.Since then I’ve had many appointments with Marwa (orthodontist) and the hygienist and no longer dread or cry before appointments. Marwa in particular is so kind and friendly and always checks in with me throughout appointments to make sure I’m calm and happy.All the staff have been so friendly and know who I am and have been fully informed of my anxiety. It’s been very relieving to go from appointment to appointment and each practitioner knows exactly who I am, what I’ve had done, and really look after me as an individual.Also a massive shout out to the reception team (particularly Anna) who are always so so friendly and greet me by name and know who I am.I highly recommend this dentist - particularly those who hate going to the dentist and/or suffer from anxiety. A massive thank you to Ferry Dental for helping me get over my fear of the dentist ❤️
Adrian NeagoieAdrian Neagoie
15:49 22 Jan 24
I had a great experience at Ferry Dental Centre. The staff was very friendly and professional, and the facility was clean and modern. Dr Denis took the time to explain everything to me and I felt very comfortable throughout my visit. I will definitely be recommending Ferry Dental Centre to my friends and family.