Gum disease is a hidden disease that is often left undetected till further signs and symptoms materialise. These can be drifting or moving of your teeth with time, bleeding gums (either during brushing your teeth, eating or spontaneously) , bad breath or teeth appearing looser. At times you may notice swellings or pus around the edge of your gums.
Most times your dentist will pick this up by checking your gums with a special probe called a BPE probe or may notice loss of bone on your dental xrays. The earlier that gum disease is picked up, the better the prognosis for long term health of your teeth and gums. It will prevent loss of your teeth which can occur if the disease has spread extensively.
At times, we also get gum disease around dental implants. This is called peri-implantitis and it is important to have these treated very early to prevent loss of your dental implant.
If you or your dentist is concerned about your gum health you can contact us via phone, email or the online phone via our website to arrange a consultation. Any recent x-rays will be helpful too. Full mouth gum charting will be carried out, along with dental x-rays as required. You will be given a full treatment plan and a report sent out after the appointment as well.
Our treatment is per session rather than quadrants as we find that some patients with mild periodontal disease have fewer isolated teeth that can be treated in 1 to 2 sessions.
Our specialists are at the practice Mondays at present and carry out both non surgical and surgical treatments. Emphasis is on oral hygiene
Periodontal treatment consultation is £150
Periodontal Debridement £350 per session