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.
Artificial bone replaces original bone lost by gum disease, this graft will help with the stability of teeth and reduce teeth loss.
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.
Descale & Polish: 30 Min
Day 1: Operation
Day 7: Removing the stitches
PRICE (STARTING FROM)
Descale & Polish: £30
Soft Tissue Graft: £100
Bone Graft: £100
Flap Surgery: £100
Additional treatments that must be done effects on the total price.
What are the noticeable symptoms?
Bleeding during brushing, gums that have pulled away from teeth, bad breath, redness and the swelling of gums, receding gums.
Brush and floss regularly, stay away from smoking, and schedule regular dental visits to help keep your smile healthy.
Howlong does it take to scale and polish?
If you take care of your dental hygiene as a regular attender it makes the process easier (30-45 minutes). With larger deposits that have hardened on, it can take a longer time to remove these, so your cleaning may take longer.
What are the procedures?
During teeth cleaning, the dentist will remove potentially harmful plaque, calculus and stains which cause the gum diseases, poor aesthetics and more.
Here are the common steps for the scale and polish process:
· Scaling: Hard calculus will be removed with a help of handheld tool. For larger amounts of tarter dentist may use an ultrasonic scaler which removes larger pieces using a gentle vibration.
· Polishing: Prophylaxis paste is spun around on the teeth to remove stains. Thus make it more diffucult for plaque accumulation on the tooth and let you to enjoy a shiny smile.
· Fluoride: As a recommendation, Fluoride can be choosen after scaling and polishing to strengthen the enamel. The dentist will apply the fluoride solution which is crucial in resisting acid attacks that cause tooth decay.
Is it painful?
There may be a few uncomfortable sensations but many people don’t mind as they only last a few seconds. On the bright side, this short-term treatment helps to keep your gums and teeth healthy and allows early detection of any problems such as gum disease, cavities and oral cancer.
What are the risk factors of periodental disease?
In addition to irregular dental care these are the factors increase the risk of periodental diseases: Smoking or using chewing tobacco, diabetes, certain types of medication, bridges that no longer fit properly, croocked teeth, old fillings, pregnancy can all be contributing factors.