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Our Dental Treatments | Periodontics Issues

Periodontics is the dental specialty associated with the health and treatment of the gums around teeth. 

  • Gum Disease Treatment

    Where tooth cleaning is inadequate, the bacteria left behind can cause infection of the gums. If untreated, this can lead to destruction of the gums, with tooth loosening and even loss. In the early stages the disease is often reversible, but more advanced cases require intense treatment to bring the disease under control. Disease MORE INFO
  • Tartar Build Up

    Tartar or “calculus” is a calcium deposit and build-up just above and below the gum. It usually requires professional cleaning to remove it and to prevent it contributing to the formation of gum disease. MORE INFO
  • Probe Measurement

    When a dentist examines your teeth and gums, it is common for a probe to be used around the teeth to measure how well the gum is attached. Where the measurement is increased it usually indicates the presence of gum disease and can give a very good indication of the response to treatment. MORE INFO
  • Periodontal Treatment

    The management of gum disease is known as periodontal treatment and consists of a series of stages and procedures to manage this condition. To start with, the treatment usually involves professional cleaning and hygiene advice, but later small surgical procedures are sometimes used to continue with this process. MORE INFO
  • Root Surface Cleaning

    When gum disease is established the surfaces of the tooth roots become affected. Thorough and careful cleaning of these surfaces is an important part of periodontal treatment. MORE INFO
  • Bad Breath Treatment

    A common condition often related to poor dental health and gum disease. MORE INFO
  • Splinting Treatment

    Where gum disease is more advanced and has resulted in destruction of the gum and bone supporting a tooth, this can become loose and wobbly. In these cases, tooth adhesive can be used to stick affected teeth to adjacent firmer teeth so that they can have a chance of healing with periodontal treatment. MORE INFO
  • Periodontal Bone Grafting

    In more severe cases of gum disease, where the bone loss is severe, it can be appropriate to use bone graft materials to help repair the defects. MORE INFO