Bleeding gums should not be ignored as it is a likely indicator of gum disease. Gingivitis is the early stage of gum disease and can be treated by your dentist to prevent it developing further.
- A bacterial infection, gum disease results in bleeding due to irritation of the gums.
- Without treatment gingivitis becomes periodontitis, which can see the gums pull away from the teeth – leading to a loose tooth.
- Gum disease can penetrate a tooth, requiring a root canal from your dentist to try and save it.
“Gum disease causes bad breath, it can undermine the support structure of your teeth, and if left untreated, it can lead to tooth loss.”
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Dr Siddharth Wandrekar - Practice principal (GDC No. 170074)
BDS – India 2004, MSc Prosthetic Dentistry 2007 (London), MJDF Royal College of Surgeons England
Sidd has been with Brunel Dental Practice since 2011 and took over the practice in September 2016 after the previous principal retired.
Sidd qualified in 2004 from one of the prestigious Universities in India. He came to the UK and meritoriously obtained a Masters in Prosthetic Dentistry from King’s College, London. He then spent a year in a hospital environment being involved in major surgeries such as head and neck cancer, correction of jaw fractures and complex surgical removal of teeth. He moved to work as an Associate in Private and NHS practices in Scotland before joining Brunel Dental Practice.
Sidd enjoys dentistry because he can help everyone to achieve good dental health and overall well-being in a caring and comfortable environment.
He is married with two boys who keep him on his toes. He loves playing tennis and represents the local club in the regional Leagues. He loves to travel and visit offbeat places. He also has a keen interest in current affairs.