I’m 26 and my gums have started to recede and bleed, i have the early signs of gum disease, should i consider BOST?

Hi, Please can you help me. I am only 26 years old and I believe I have gum disease. I have always brushed my teeth twice a day and went to the dentist every 6 months up until the age of 18. 6 months ago my gum became painful, swollen and then receded a great deal. It was one tooth and is the front bottom one in the middle. As I was working away in Japan for 6 months I could not visit my dentist. I went to my dentist last week. She said I had the early stages of gum disease and cleaned my teeth. Since then I have also switched to using an electric tooth brush and use corsodly mouth wash. Now over the last 3 days several of my other teeth on the front have become painful and bleed. I’m really upset about it and want to know what your advice would be. I will call my dentist and go again. I’m sure the new problem gum area will get better but I am worried about the first tooth where the gum has receded. Would you recommend that I ask my dentist about BOST? Where abouts in the country can I get this treatment, how do I go about getting it and how much would it cost?
Thank you so much for your time and help!
Due to your age, I would ask your dentist to refer you on to a Periodontist. The problem you describe could be one of two things but both should be looked at by a Periodontist.

regarding BOST, in my opinion, there are better, cheaper treatments that have a better grounding in the dental literature and as such I would not recommend it.

Dr Ian Dunn

Dr Ian Dunn

PurelyPerio Clinic 334, PO Box 334, Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9 0AG Web: www.purelyperio.co.uk Tel: 01625 419700

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