Periodontal Treatments

London periodontics for better Oral hygiene

Periodontal Treatments

Periodontal treatments

May you have poor gum health and the gum has become detached from the tooth forming a deep pocket which may reach where the roots of your tooth join together?

It’s time to take action and investigate your gum health a bit further.

Periodontal treatments will be provided by our in house Periodontist:

WHAT ABOUT THE PROCESS:
  • During your first periodontal assessment, your teeth and gums will be thoroughly examined, irregularities noted and probing will be performed in each dental sulcus to evaluate if gums and bone are in good dental condition.
  • Root surface debridement (RSD) with use of fine hand instruments will be performed to achieve smoothest root surface possible.
  • Scaling which involves use of piezoelectric scaler and hand instruments.
  • Prophy-jet machine with calcium carbonate and Polishing paste will be used to remove stains.
  • For more advanced periodontal disease a surgical procedure might be needed to resolved chronical inflammation.
  • Post treatment advice instructions will be given in order to maintain a healthy oral environment.

Studies have shown that these days more teeth are lost due to gum disease than tooth decay.

Moreover it has been shown that infections and gum disease can cause many other problems in other part of the body.

Regular visits with our dental hygienist will help improve and prevent periodontal (gum) disease.

 

If you would you like to know a little more about gum disease and how to defeat it please give us a call at 0207323 1960 or have a look at the FaQ page on our website.
WHAT IT IS PERIODONTAL (GUM) DISEASE?

Gum disease describes swelling, soreness or infection of the tissues supporting the teeth. There are different stages of gum disease:

  1. Gingivitis– inflammation and some bleeding of the gums. This is when the gums around the teeth become very red and swollen and they can bleed during brushing or flossing
  2. Mild/advanced Periodontitis– Long-standing gingivitis can turn into periodontitis – when the supporting tissues of the teeth (gums, ligament, & bone) are affected. The more advanced periodontal disease the less bone supporting structure present and teeth becomes loss.

WHO SUFFERS FROM GUM DISEASE?

Some people suffer from some form of gum disease, and it is the major cause of tooth loss in adults. However, the disease develops very slowly in most people, and it can be slowed down to a rate that should allow you to keep most of your teeth for life.

WHAT IS A CAUSE OF GUM DISEASE?

All gum disease is caused by plaque. Plaque is a film of bacteria which forms on the surface of the teeth and gums every day. Many of the bacteria in plaque are completely harmless, but there are some that have been shown to be the main cause of gum disease. To prevent and treat gum disease, you need to make sure you remove all the plaque from your teeth every day. This is done by brushing, flossing and the use of other aids which the hygienist will be able to advise on.

WHAT HAPPENS IF YOU DON’T TREAT GUM DISEASE?

Unfortunately, gum disease progresses painlessly on the whole so that you do not notice the damage it is causing.

However, the bacteria are sometimes more active and this makes your gums sore. Over a number of years, the bone supporting the teeth can be lost. If the disease is left untreated for a long time, treatment can become more difficult and some specific systemic diseases(diabetes, heart disease, Alzheimer  can be switch on.

WHAT TREATMENTS ARE NEEDED?

Our in House Periodontist will clean your teeth to remove the calculus (“tartar”) by thoroughly and effectively cleaning all the surfaces of your teeth and roots. This may take a number of sessions depending on the severity of the gum disease. You will also enrolled how to remove plaque successfully yourself and maintain a correct oral hygiene regime.