Periodontal or gum disease and its treatment and control is the most important factor underpinning all aspects of dentistry. Our dentists work closely with the hygienists/periodontist to prevent and treat the effects of gum disease. Treatment involves the thorough removal of plaque/tartar, along with detailed instruction on home maintenance.
Periodontal disease is caused by bacteria which live in your mouth. The bacteria stick to your teeth and if they are not removed regularly will irritate the gums. This disease may destroy the attachment of the gum to the tooth forming a ‘pocket’ between the gum and the tooth. Bacteria can live in the pockets beneath the gum-line. The disease may also destroy the bone which supports your teeth and this may mean that your teeth become loose and may eventually fall out.
www.bsperio.org.uk/patients is an excellent website produced by the British Society of Periodontists for more detailed patient information.
Good dental hygiene is the most effective way to prevent gum disease. We strongly advise our patients to keep up a regular oral hygiene programme with our dental hygienists in conjunction with a daily oral care programme at home.
Good oral hygiene is not only essential for maintaining healthy teeth and gums it is now medically recognised to improve general wellbeing.
Through regular hygiene visits, we can improve your oral and dental health. We provide a gentle and effective approach and will assess and instruct you on the best ways to maintain a healthy mouth, which in turn benefits your whole self.
We do this by providing:
In severe cases of gum disease, surgical intervention may be advised.
Dr Fahd Saleh PHD is a Consultant Periodontal Surgeon responsible for periodontics at the practice. If the periodontal condition is advanced he will assess clinically and with x-rays and discuss with you the very best course of intervention to help eliminate and stabilise the pockets, possibly with surgical intervention. This is carried out at Enhance under local anaesthetic. It may involve gum graft surgery, regenerative procedures, dental crown lengthening, pocket reduction, periodontal plastic surgery and sinus lifting.
If you would like to know more please contact us on 01353 666895, or request a consultation by completing the form at the bottom of the page.
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