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Periodontal Care

If your gums are red or swollen or you experience bleeding while brushing or flossing, you are most likely suffering from gum disease.

In its early stages, gum disease is easily treatable with special mouthwash and a visit to the hygienist for a scale and polish.

However, left untreated, gum disease will only get worse, eventually advancing to a severe form of gum disease called periodontitis or periodontal disease. This infection attacks the tissues of the gums and underlying bone, eventually causing tooth loss.

A periodontist supports our patients who suffer from severe gum disease. Scaling and root planing treatment works to remove stubborn tartar deposits from deep within the pockets of the gums. This bacteria impedes the healing process and allows gum disease to advance while scaling and root planing removes the bacteria and promotes healing.

In even more advanced cases where periodontal disease has caused significant damage to the supporting structures of your teeth, a periodontist can perform restorative soft tissue grafts and bone grafts. If your teeth become loose during this time, your periodontist may also prescribe a splint or a bite-guard to provide extra stability.

If you suffer from advanced gum disease, call us on 020 8224 7562 to book an appointment with a periodontist.

Periodontics

Periodontics refers to the treatment of infections of the gums and protection of the underlying bony structures and connective tissues.

If you typically experience sensitive or bleeding gums, you may require treatment to avoid the risk of tooth and tissue loss.

Periodontists aim to correct problems involving the soft tissues of the mouth before they become more serious. As gum disease progresses, it leads to a more serious infection called periodontitis or periodontal disease. It can cause gum recession, allowing bacteria to attack the bone underneath, leading to tooth loss.

Possible treatments for gum disease and periodontitis depend on the severity of your case. Scaling and root-planing is highly effective at removing stubborn plaque and tartar beneath the gum line, promoting healing in the soft tissues.

In more severe cases, you may require surgery to replace lost tissue in the gums and jaw bone. If your teeth become loose due to advancing periodontitis, your periodontist may also provide you with a splint or bite-guard to stabilise them.

If you’re experiencing bleeding, swollen, or sore gums, seek treatment as soon as you can. Call us on 020 8224 7562 to book a consultation.

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