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Advanced Gum Treatment

Do you suffer from bleeding gums, bad breath, bad taste, loose teeth? All of these can be indicators of gum disease.

Advanced Gum Disease Treatment: Your Path to Healthy Gums

Welcome to our dedicated page on the treatment of advanced gum disease, also known as periodontitis. Our family-run  dental practice in the UK is committed to ensuring the health and well-being of your gums. Gum health is foundational to overall oral health, and our team is here to guide and support you through the treatment process.

What Are The Stages Of Gum Disease?

Stage 1

Plaque starts to accumulate at the gum margins

Stage 2

Plaque starts to move below the gum margin becoming out of reach for your tooth brush

Stage 3

Destruction of the bone and ligaments around your teeth resulting in tooth becoming loose

Why See a Periodontist?

A periodontist specializes in the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of gum disease. We may recommend a visit to the periodontist for several reasons:

  • To assess the severity of gum disease and tailor a treatment plan to your specific needs.
  • If gum disease has progressed beyond the early stage (gingivitis) to more advanced stages.
  • To address cases where initial treatment to regular Hygiene Therapy have notbeen able to stabilise the gums.
  • To address complex cases involving gum recession, deep periodontal pockets, or bone loss.

How is Gum Disease Treated?

Treating advanced gum disease focuses on controlling the infection and restoring the health of your gums. Treatment methods vary based on the severity of the disease and may include:

Deep Cleaning (Scaling and Root Planing): This non-surgical procedure involves removing plaque and tartar from above and below the gum line, and smoothing out rough spots on the tooth root to help remove bacteria.

Medications: In some cases, antibiotics or antimicrobial mouthwashes may be prescribed to reduce bacteria and inflammation.

Surgical Treatments: For more severe cases, surgical options such as flap surgery (pocket reduction surgery) or bone and tissue grafts might be necessary to restore tissue and bone lost to periodontitis.

Treating and Correcting Gum Recession

Gum recession, a common result of advanced gum disease, can lead to sensitivity, an increased risk of decay on the roots of the teeth, and aesthetic concerns. Our practice offers several treatments to address gum recession:

Soft Tissue Grafts: This surgical procedure involves grafting tissue to the affected area to cover exposed roots, reduce further recession, and improve the aesthetics of your smile.

Regenerative Procedures: Techniques such as guided tissue regeneration can help regenerate lost bone and tissue to support the teeth.

Proper Oral Hygiene Practices: We also focus on educating our patients on effective home care techniques to prevent further recession and disease.

At our practice, we understand that the idea of gum surgery can be daunting. That’s why our team is dedicated to providing compassionate care, thoroughly explaining all available options, and guiding you every step of the way towards improved gum health.

For more information or to schedule an appointment, please don’t hesitate to contact us. Let’s work together to achieve a healthier smile.

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