Periodontics/Gum Disease

A periodontic dentist is a specialist dentist who has studied the supporting structures of teeth, diseases and the conditions that can cause them.

Gum Disease is a common problem caused by poor oral hygiene but can also be caused by poor nutrition, smoking or medical issues such as diabetes.

Signs and Symptoms:-

·         Bad breath

·         Redness and the swelling of gums

·         Bleeding during brushing

·         Loose teeth

·         Receding gums

Although it can be prevented by regular brushing and flossing often treatment is still required.  Simple treatments can include a professional scale and polish however; in some cases more serious work is needed.

Bone Grafts – Artificial bone replaces original bone lost by gum disease, this graft will help with the stability of teeth and reduce teeth loss.

Flap Surgery – Incisions are made in the gums to open them up and remove and plaque or tartar that has built up. When placed back into position they are move closer to the teeth to prevent any harmful bacteria growing.

Soft Tissue Graft – This is soft tissue that is moved to reduce the gap caused by receding gums.