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Gum Treatment - Periodontics

 

After tooth decay, gum disease is the most common ailment to affect people, with approximately 80% of all adults believed to suffer from some form or other. Contrary to popular belief, gum disease does not ultimately lead to tooth loss. With early diagnosis and treatment, it is possible to control gum disease and maintain healthy teeth for a lifetime.

Periodontics is the branch of dentistry dedicated to treating gum disease. At Queensway our experienced and highly skilled periodontal team is able to offer gum health screening to detect gum disease early and to provide an appropriate programme of care.

In some cases, where more significant gum disease is present, it is not possible to arrest gum disease simply through deep cleaning. In cases where unsightly gum loss has occurred, we can to offer up-to-date microsurgical techniques, using tried and tested biomaterials, to rejuvenate and restore your gums. Unsightly and sensitive exposed roots can be covered to restore the harmony of your smile.

If you have red and swollen gums or if you are experience bleeding when you brush your teeth, arrange a free consultation by calling 01642 554667. Alternatively, you can ask your dentist to refer you for a periodontal consultation.

For patients who are anxious about receiving treatment, we can offer an anxiety management service.

HELBO Treatment

 

To stay at the forefront of dental technology and to be able to offer the most advanced care to our patients, we have invested in the Helbo system for the care and management of patients who have periodontal disease. Helbo uses dye and laser light to combat bacteria which are the cause of infection in the mouth.

A tooth bed that is infected with bacteria and inflamed degenerates constantly. Over time, the teeth lose their grip. The same applies to implants, i.e. artificial tooth roots, around which the jaw bone becomes inflamed. This results in the natural or artificial tooth becoming loose and eventually falling out.

Signs of a bacterial tooth infection include:

  • Odour in the mouth

  • Bleeding gums (only in the case of non-smokers)

  • Sensitive teeth

  • Deterioration of the gums

  • Exposed necks of the teeth

  • Loose teeth 

 

Traditionally the infected area around a tooth or dental implant is treated by either antibiotics or by using a disinfecting rinsing solution, but both have disadvantages when compared to laser therapy. If you are experiencing any of the above symptoms, please contact us to arrange a free consultation.

 

 

Free consultations

To allow you to make an informed decision whether gum treatment is the right choice for you, we are offering free new patient consultation.

Working together, we will help you to make informed decisions about your mouth, your teeth and your smile.

Call 01642 554667 or use our online form.