Before and After Treating Large Lumps In The Gums
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Treating Large Lumps in the Gums
Gum disease when left untreated can eventually result in the jaw bone dissolving away to make teeth become loose and potentially fall out; but it can also cause very severe swellings and lumps as well.
JT presented with a very sore and swollen lump in the gum, resulting from a long history of untreated gum disease. A full assessment was made using digital X-ray scans which provided a clear diagnosis of the cause of the problem. The option to reduce the swelling WITHOUT surgery was discussed with JT as a result of the digital X-ray scans, and JT then decided to have the gum disease treated.
Within one treatment session and appropriate home care and oral hygiene, JT returned for a review in 3 months. As can be seen from the above photo, the swelling had completely subsided without the need for surgery.