Periodontal treatment at Angle House Specialist Dentistry
Did you know that the enamel on our teeth is one of the hardest parts of our entire body? But to keep our teeth in position our gums need to be strong and healthy to anchor them in place.
At Angle House Specialist Dentistry, we know just how important it is to not only keep your teeth healthy but the surrounding tissues and gums healthy too. If you don’t, this could lead to periodontal disease and the need for specialist periodontal treatment.
What is periodontal disease?
Periodontal disease (gum disease) occurs when the bone and muscle supporting your teeth gets infected with bacteria and starts to deteriorate. If this happens it can lead to the teeth becoming loose and increases your chances of losing that tooth (or teeth) completely.
The bacteria that causes periodontal disease comes from plaque buildup on your teeth, which is why it’s important to maintain a regular oral hygiene routine, as instructed by your family dentist and your specialist orthodontist.
If you notice that your gums are bleeding when you brush your teeth or that they’re sore and swollen, this could be a sign of periodontal disease developing.
How does periodontal treatment work?
At Angle House our specialist periodontist offers the following treatment for periodontal disease:
- Non-surgical periodontal therapy: Early onset periodontal disease can be treated with non-surgical therapy. Our specialist periodontist will provide oral hygiene instructions and deep cleaning above and below the gums with local anaesthetic. This aims to reduce bacteria levels below the gums and reduce the extent in which the disease can progress.
- Surgical periodontal therapy: If periodontal disease is diagnosed and requires surgery, our specialist periodontist can provide pocket reduction and regenerative surgery. These procedures are indicated for sites with residual disease following non-surgical therapy. They aim to reduce deep gum pockets and, where indicated, regenerate lost tissue support.
- Periodontal plastic surgery: If the gum has receded in areas where periodontal disease has affected the health of the teeth and gums, periodontal plastic surgery procedures aim to provide root coverage in those specific areas.
- Crown lengthening procedures: When teeth break or decay spreads below the gum line, crown lengthening procedures aim to increase the height of the remaining tooth structure, allowing teeth to be restored.
Book your specialist consultation
If you are suffering from some of the symptoms associated with periodontal disease, book a consultation with our specialist periodontist. Our periodontal treatment is currently available at our Whetstone clinic.Book a consultation