Periodontal (Gum) Disease
in Loughborough

Healthy Gums Provide the Basis For a Long-Lasting Smile

Most dental professionals will tell you that healthy gums really are the foundation of a beautiful, healthy smile that lasts the test of time. At Ascent Dental Care Loughborough you can be sure that our entire team is working towards promoting exceptional standards of oral hygiene for all our patients.

However, some patients may come to us suffering from some form of gum disease, whether it be minor gum inflammation, or the advanced stages of Periodontal Disease. Whatever your problem, our experienced Hygiene team will work with you to help slow down and maintain the stages of gum disease, to ensure that you retain your natural teeth for as long as nature intended.

Our gums (or gingiva) act as a foundation for our teeth. Healthy, pink gums help to create an environment in which teeth will thrive and remain firmly anchored. If gums are well maintained, with both professional cleaning and a robust home care regime, there is no reason why your teeth cannot last you a lifetime.

However, if gums become red, swollen and/or begin to bleed, this is the sign of early gum disease. If left untreated, gum disease will gradually cause the soft tissue to come away from the teeth, which in turn, will cause teeth to become very mobile and eventually lead to tooth loss.

Simon Walker

Received their usual professional friendly and efficient service. The practice has provided me with great advice on my dental health. My hygienist Tayba, aided by Alex, is most helpful and thorough in monitoring ongoing progress with my gum hygiene and cleaning.

Early Intervention is Key to Treat Gum Disease and Maintain Healthy Gums Long-Term

However, with the correct professional treatment and a robust home care regime gum disease is straight-forward and inexpensive to treat and maintain.

The hygiene team at Ascent Dental Care Loughborough have a wealth of experience in helping our patients to treat and maintain all stages of gum disease, from Gingivitis right through to advanced Periodontal Disease. Our dedicated team have a special interest in your oral health and their time with you will be focused on not only providing the correct clinical treatment but also showing you how to maintain your gum at home.

The good news is that with professional care and the right approach, gum disease is very easy and inexpensive to prevent.

Anthony Hudson

Absolutely 100% for customer service, customer care, range of treatments and hygiene. Polite, friendly, clean and organised.

What is Gum Disease?

Gum disease is caused by a build-up of the bacteria found in plaque. ‘Plaque’ is the white ‘fluffy’ stuff that gathers around the neck of the teeth (gum level) if not removed regularly. Plaque contains toxins and bacteria and if not removed effectively will start to irritate the gums. You may notice some of these symptoms:

  • Puffy or irritated gums
  • Gums can appear red
  • Minor discomfort on tooth brushing
  • Plaque is visible
  • Your breath may become whiffy as bacteria is not removed.

At this stage, symptoms are very easy to treat – see your Hygienist who will show you how to simply remove the plaque effectively with good quality home care products and gums will return to health usually within a week.

However, if the plaque and bacteria is left to grow and multiply, it will form little ‘pockets’ around the gum margin. If bacteria is pushed further down the tooth root, it will cause inflammation and infection, in addition, if plaque left undisturbed for long periods it will form tartar (known as calculus) which in turn helps more plaque to gather and makes it harder to remove with your brush.

Healthy gums will not bleed when you brush them.

Gum Disease Has Two Stages:


Many thousands of people across the UK will currently have some form of mild gingivitis. If early signs & symptoms are left untreated, gingivitis will develop into full blown gum disease.

What are the Signs of Gingivitis?

  • Swollen and inflamed gums
  • Gums will appear very red
  • Bleeding gums when brushing
  • Gum recession (teeth may appear ‘longer teeth’)
  • Persistent bad breath
  • Visible plaque and tartar


If you have 3 or more of these symptoms it is possible that you are suffering from gingivitis.

With prompt treatment, our Hygiene team are still able to stop this progressing into periodontal disease and eventual tooth loss.

At this stage, gum disease will often be treated with 2-4 intensive professional cleaning sessions with our dedicated professionals. At these appointments, we will also show you the very best way to care for your teeth and gums at home, and provide you with a bespoke homecare regime designed to keep gum disease at bay/maintain for good.

Helen Horne

Ascent Dental Care has professional and friendly staff who always provide excellent treatment. I had dental implants last year and am very pleased with the outcome. Before starting and throughout the procedure the staff explained exactly what was happening and what was involved. This was very important to me.

Bespoke Periodontal Disease Package

Our Hygiene team will create a robust & bespoke Periodontal Disease package with the aim to:

  • Eliminate the bacterial toxins
  • Remove build-up of hardened plaque (calculus)
  • Remove infection
  • Disinfect the gum tissue
  • Implement & monitor an intensive home care regime based on individual needs
  • Provide regular ‘deep cleaning’ treatments (usually 3-monthly)


A periodontal ‘treatment & maintenance” package, will in most cases, keep the symptoms of periodontal disease at bay and prevent further damage and tooth loss.

Kate Clarke

Jyoti and Alex made me feel really comfortable when having my composite bonding done and the results are amazing. I only wanted a subtle change to my teeth and a natural look, would highly recommend this practice.


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