Patients of all ages can visit our clinic and our dentists are happy to assess and discuss your preferred option with you.
Call us at 020 3583 9809 or visit our website at www.maidasmiles.co.uk to book your initial consultation and find out whether this is the right treatment for you.
Specializes in areas of the mouth that surround and support the teeth.
Gum disease is a common issue, but it can have a serious effect on your overall health. It can be caused by untreated tartar, and can range from minor (gingivitis) to serious tooth loss.
In addition, Crown lengthening surgery is a periodontal procedure helping retract and reshape the gum line, exposing more of the natural tooth to act as a stable foundation for an artificial dental crown.
It is also used in Root surface debridement treatments to careful remove deposits of calculus and plaque from the root surface.
Another area of periodontics involves Gum grafting, which essentially transfers healthy gum tissue from one area of the mouth and uses it to build up and restore damaged gums.
Receding gums can expose the tooth root and create pockets for bacteria to thrive in.
This creates shock waves that disrupt bacteria biofilms so that the plaque bacteria and calculus can be removed more efficiently.
Gingivitis involves the inflammation of the gums, which are also known as gingiva. It’s a common complaint which is caused by a film of plaque, or bacteria, which accumulates on the teeth.
While considered non-destructive, left untreated gingivitis can progress to periodontitis, or full blown gum disease which is the leading cause of tooth loss in adults.
In mild cases of gingivitis, there may be no discomfort or noticeable symptoms. However, for in more advanced cases there are specific signs and symptoms to look out for. These include:
Bright red or purple gums
Tender gums that may be painful to the touch
Inflammation, or swollen gums
Bleeding from the gums when brushing or flossing
Halitosis or bad breath
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