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How Smoking Fuels a Gum Disease Epidemic in London!

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How Smoking Fuels a Gum Disease Epidemic in London!

Are you ready for a wild ride through the streets of London, exploring the mysterious link between smoking and gum disease? Buckle up, because we're about to dive headfirst into a world of startling statistics and personal anecdotes.

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In this, the second of this 2-part blog, Dr Ope Sodeinde discusses the elements that must be considered when making decisions on dental treatments of this nature. As we saw in part 1, if the decay/fracture does not extend to the bone, the treatment is very simple but when it does, the options are crown lengthening surgery or replacement with a dental implant.

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How Smoking Fuels a Gum Disease Epidemic in London! FAQ

What is gum disease?

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Gum disease, or periodontal disease, is an infection of the gums caused by the buildup of plaque and bacteria around the teeth.

Why does smoking increase the risk of gum disease?

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Smoking reduces blood flow to the gums, weakening their ability to fight infection and creating an environment where bacteria can thrive.

Is it possible to reverse gum disease after quitting smoking?

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Yes, quitting smoking will significantly improve gum health and reduce the risk of further gum disease. However it will not reverse the damage already done.

What are the symptoms of gum disease?

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Symptoms of gum disease include red, swollen, or bleeding gums, persistent bad breath, and loose or sensitive teeth.

How can I prevent gum disease?

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The best way to prevent gum disease is through regular dental check-ups, proper oral hygiene, and a healthy lifestyle, including quitting smoking.

What treatments are available for gum disease?

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Treatments for gum disease range from professional dental cleanings to medications and, in severe cases, surgical procedures.

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