Periodontal disease & therapy

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Shiraz manages periodontal problems in order to create a positive long-term prognosis for the patient. Whilst restoring function is the primary requirement of any periodontal treatment, the needs and wants of patients is always a key priority for us.

Using the very latest digital technology to aid his explanation, Shiraz will clarify the current situation and visually demonstrate how he plans to remedy periodontal problems. Through careful explanation of each patients’ bespoke treatment plan, Shiraz provides an honest, professional opinion, that advises patients of all their options so they are able make an informed choice that best suits their needs.

Periodontal Disease
A healthy mouth is vital to building and maintaining self-confidence. When disease causes the mouth to become unhealthy, for whatever reason, it can be a distressing experience.
As well as helping to solve problems associated with sore gums and loose teeth, periodontal treatment can restore your whole mouth to full health.

Gum disease (gingivitis) is caused by bacteria in the mouth which stick to the surface of the teeth and form plaque. The plaque releases substances that can cause inflammation of the gums, resulting in a change of colour and texture. One symptom of gingivitis is gums which bleed when brushing.

If left untreated, the gums and bone which anchor the teeth may start to erode, this is known as periodontal disease. In more severe cases periodontitis can result in severe gum pockets and bone recession, causing teeth to become loose and even fall out.

Although there is no cure for periodontal disease, it can be controlled as long as you maintain a thorough and regular oral care routine which removes plaque every day. This should be supplemented by regular visits to the hygienist and dentist.

Periodontal Therapy
Shiraz will use a combination of techniques to carefully clean the root surfaces to remove plaque and tartar from the affected teeth best treats periodontal disease. This treatment can have limitations but as a Specialist Shiraz has the skills and knowledge to apply more complex treatments should they be required to restore full health.

Following your initial treatment, the health of your gums will be reassessed. Depending on the severity of your condition, our Specialists will develop a personalised programme to support your on-going care.

Whilst under our care you will be given full instructions in the oral hygiene procedures you need to follow and a home care programme will be recommended to ensure you maintain a healthy mouth.

Untreated gum disease

Gum disease affects over 46% of the population and is a health problem that is the main cause of tooth loss in adults across the UK. Periodontal disease is not curable, but specialist treatment and good management can prevent further harm and effectively prevent you from losing your natural teeth.

If you are concerned about your gums – please feel free to call the practice on 020 7486 2466 where we can discuss your options.