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Maida Smiles (W. London)

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Periodontist

Gum disease occurs when the tissue around your teeth or implants becomes infected, causing inflammation and bone loss. Plaque-forming bacteria that build up on your teeth usually cause this swelling as it spreads below the gum line. This then leads to the loss of bone supporting the teeth and teeth becoming loose, eventually coming out as a result of weak support.

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A periodontist is a dentist who focuses on preventing, diagnosing, and treating gum problems (known simply as gum disease). They deal with a range of problems in the gums around both teeth and/or dental implants to achieve oral health fitness and avoid tooth or implant loss.

Periodontal Treatments At Maida Smiles London

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What to expect

  • Our Periodontists receive extensive training in treating problems relating to the gums. If they are Periodontist Specialists, that training usually includes three additional years of education beyond the Dental University degree to become a qualified Dentist. They are familiar with the latest techniques for diagnosing and treating periodontal disease and are also trained in performing cosmetic periodontal procedures.
  • Periodontists often treat more problematic periodontal cases, such as those with severe gum disease or a complex medical history. Periodontists offer a wide range of treatments, such as scaling and root planing (in which the infected surface of the root is cleaned) or root surface debridement (in which damaged tissue is removed).
  • They can also treat patients with severe gum problems using various surgical procedures. In addition, periodontists are specially trained in the placement, maintenance, and repair of dental implants.

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The periodontal service

  • The gums: checks to see if there is any gum line recession.
  • Assesses how the teeth fit together when biting.
  • Checks the teeth to see if any are loose.
  • The periodontist will also take a small measuring instrument called a probe and place it between the teeth and gums to determine the depth of those spaces, known as periodontal pockets; this helps the periodontist assess the health of the gums.
  • X-rays may also be taken to observe the health of the bone below the gum line.

Periodontitis signs

  • Periodontitis is a serious infection of the gums. It’s caused by bacteria that have been allowed to accumulate on your teeth and gums.
  • As periodontitis progresses, your bones and teeth recede. However, the damage can be stopped if periodontitis is treated early and proper oral hygiene is maintained.

Stages:

  • Gingivitis
  • Gum inflammation
  • Bone loss

Symptoms:

  • Gums that bleed when you brush your teeth or floss
  • Bad breath
  • Changes in the position of your teeth or loose teeth
  • Receding gums
  • Red, tender, or swollen gums
  • The buildup of plaque or tartar on your teeth
  • Pain when chewing
    tooth loss
  • Foul taste in your mouth
  • Inflammatory response throughout your body

Treatments

  • Laser treatments
    Regenerative procedures to encourage new bone and tissue growth
  • Dental crown lengthening, removing excess gum tissue
  • Dental implants to hold a replacement tooth or bridge
  • Periodontal pocket reduction procedures — also called osseous surgery — help limit the space around your tooth’s root where bacteria can form
  • Scaling and root planing are non-surgical treatments to remove plaque and tartar from deep under the gum line. Depending on the case, these procedures are sometimes paired with antimicrobial or antibiotic medicines.
  • A periodontist could also prescribe a tray delivery system for you to wear at home. This custom-fit impression of your teeth puts prescription medication right on them.
Christina J
Christina J
23. March, 2023.
I've been receiving orthodontic treatment for about a year now with Dr. Ines and she's a wonderful mixture of highly skilled and professional, very thorough, and gentle in her approach. She is also super personable and I always look forward to my monthly appointments with her. She's made such a big improvement to my teeth and I'm very happy with my treatment so far -- I highly recommend Dr. Ines. I've also had other treatments with Maida Smiles and always had a great experience, especially with my wisdom teeth removal (by Dr. Pedro) that went very smoothly without any issues. The team's treatment coordinator/dentist nurse Cinthia is also always super kind and helpful if you have any questions or want to understand treatments.
Angelica Sacrepaye
Angelica Sacrepaye
15. March, 2023.
I had the lovely Dr Shankar for a 4 month Invisalign treatment. I mainly had overcrowding that needed sorting out after having had braces as a teenager and not wearing my retainer. Dr Shankar was delightful and has a lovely energy about him that made me feel very comfortable throughout the whole process. He explained processes well and also gave good advice to help me make informed decisions. I would highly highly recommend him to anyone in the Maida Vale area!
George Batchkala
George Batchkala
14. March, 2023.
I had 2 wisdom teeth (on the same side) removed by Dr Pedro. I had a much better experience than I expected. One month later, I have completely recovered without any complications. Absolutely recommend!
André Tiago
André Tiago
3. March, 2023.
I was recommended to start my treatment at the clinic and I couldn't be more pleased. It has been 6 months since I put my braces on and I am being followed by Dr. Ines and Dr. Cíntia. I can already see great changes and can't wait for the final result. Excellent professionals. The whole environment is very calm which makes you comfortable. 100% recommend Maida Smiles Clinic.
Claudia Castellani
Claudia Castellani
3. March, 2023.
Following a friend’s recommendation, I brought my eldest daughter to Dr Ines do Carmo for orthodontic treatment. Ines has been brilliant throughout the treatment; she is incredibly passionate about her work and this is reflected in her skilled perfectionism and the amazing results she achieves for her patients. From the start, Ines’ warm and friendly manner succeeded in putting my apprehensive daughter at ease. She was also forthcoming and thorough in her explanations of the treatment, and happy to share her extensive knowledge. My daughter now has an even lovelier smile thanks to Ines. I highly recommend her and will be bringing my younger children to her for their orthodontic treatment.
Carla Parreira
Carla Parreira
3. March, 2023.
It was my first time in the clinic and I had a great experience. The staff is very friendly. Samantha was very helpful with booking the appointment and fast replied to my messages. I had an appointment with Dr. Ines do Carmo. She is lovely. She explained all the treatment and the best option for my case. Cintia was helping Dr. Ines with the appointment. Cintia is very friendly. Dr. Ines and Cintia took care of me and made me feel welcome during the consultation. I will continue my treatment in the clinic. I recommend the clinic and especially Dr. Ines do Carmo.
Maria Moreira
Maria Moreira
2. March, 2023.
It is my good fortune to have found Dra inês at Maida Smiles Clinic and to have her as my orthodontist. My complex orthodontic treatment, as an adult, defies all laws of physics, but Dra Inês has the most amazing professional expertise and compassion to help and change lives, and she is helping me massively. In each consultation, Dra Inês moves one-step forward to improve my bite, my oral health in general and my smile! I will be forever grateful to Dra Inês for her outstanding care, professionalism and support she provides in each visit, in such a caring and friendly way. I warmly recommend Dra Inês and Maida Smiles Clinic to anyone who os considering orthodontics.
Adrian de Haro
Adrian de Haro
1. March, 2023.
We were on a short trip to London and my wife's implant got loose. We called Maida Smiles and they immediately saw her. They kindly sorted the issue out and my wife was extremely satisfied with the kind, friendly and professional service. Thanks Dr Pedro.
Igor Zinatulin
Igor Zinatulin
26. February, 2023.
I can’t thank enough Dr Pedro Gutierres and Maida Smiles’ team for guiding me through a multiple teeth extraction operation I had at the clinic recently. I’m a very anxious patient and everyone at Maida Smiles went above and beyond to accommodate my questions, asks and concerns. The operation itself was painless and positively uneventful, healing was quick and after-care second to none. Never thought I’d say this to myself but I’m looking forward to my next dentist appointment at Maida Smiles.