Dentist for gum treatment at dental clinic and practice in Victoria & Westminster, London SW1.
What is periodontitis (gum disease) ?
This condition is caused by bacterial toxins (poisons) which damage
the supporting structures around the teeth which could cause
irreversible damage and premature tooth loss.
Here are some ‘red flags’ – symptoms you may notice that should raise concerns:
• Bleeding gums when brushing or even whilst eating
• Red, swollen gums
• Bad breath
• Spaces appearing between teeth
• Loose teeth or teeth moving position in the mouth
• Receding gums
• Sensitivity to cold or hot foods and drinks
The treatment proposed is set out to ensure the condition is brought under control, stabilised and monitored closely to prevent recurrence and further deterioration to your periodontal health.
Untreated periodontal disease may leave you at greater risk of Heart Disease, Stroke, Diabetes, respiratory disease, artificial joint failure, prosthesis failure and complications in pregnancy. (
Gum treatment takes 4 steps!
Assesment by undertaking measurements and x-rays as appropriate to assess your periodontal condition.
The most important part of periodontal treatment is home care and help will be given to ensure that this is performed optimally.
The treatment will be carried out over numerous appointments treating a sections of the mouth over period of time
Removal of tartar, bacterial plaque, bacterial toxins and diseased tooth surface material along the root of the affected tooth is carried out.For your comfort, it is advised that the procedure is to be carried out under local anesthetic.
This is the step were the laser gum treatment can be added to the treatment plan. For more information about the laser gum treatment click there. LASER GUM TREATMENT
Sometimes it may be necessary to repeat the root surface debridement in non-responding areas.
Once initial stabilization has been achieved, further treatment may be proposed if the tissues do not show satisfactory response which may involve surgical therapy.
It is advised that you attend regular appointments initially every 3 months for maintenance therapy where the gums will be carefully assessed and treatment provided to ensure they remain healthy.
Signs of Gum Disease
AT our dental clinic we offer a general dental check-up, to realise whether you have gum disease that may point to whether your condition is in its propelled stages or not. Common signs of this gum disease you may experience are gums that bleed when eating, brushing, and flossing because they are swollen and sore. You may likewise see that your gums are subsiding. At the point when this happens, your teeth look longer. If you discover Injuries in your mouth or pus discharge from your gums, at that point chances are that you may have gum disease.
Type of Gum Diseases
The more drawn out plaque and tartar are on teeth, the more harmful they become. The bacteria cause irritation and inflammation of the gums that is called “gingivitis.” In gingivitis, the gums end up plainly red, swollen and can bleed effectively. Gingivitis is a mild type of gum disease that can be withdrawn with every day brushing and flossing, and normal cleaning by a dental practitioner or dental hygienist. This type of gum disease does exclude any loss of bone and tissue.
At the point when gingivitis is not treated, it can progress to “periodontitis” (which signifies “irritation, and inflammation around the tooth”). In periodontitis, gums pull far from the teeth and shape spaces (called “pockets”) that end up noticeably infected. The body’s immune system battles the bacteria as the plaque spreads and develops underneath the gum line. Bacterial toxins and the body’s reaction to infection begin to separate the bone and connective tissue that hold teeth. If not treated, the bones, gums, and tissue that help the teeth are damaged. The teeth may in the long run turn out to be free and must be extracted.
Early diagnosis and treatment of periodontal disease are essential in keeping your teeth for life.
If you experienced any of the symptoms mentioned above, please call us immediately to setup an appointment with our dentist.