In oral health and dentistry, practitioners categorize a specialization on preventing gum problems and treating them when they occur. Periodontics is a dental specialty that focuses on mitigating and treating gum disease.
Periodontists are dentists that professionally trained for years and have qualified to become specialists in managing gums and treating their diseases. They are general practitioners that have added accreditation as gum dentists.
A periodontist uses a variety of technology to look at your gums and see if they have any issues or not.
The doctor will feel your gums and take a closer look with tools, and sometimes do some scans like panoral scanning, X-rays, or 3D scans.
It is important that you regularly go to the dentist because gum disease is a silent threat.
More often than not, people go on with their lives not knowing that they already have underlying conditions.
Most of the time, when a person sees gum bleeding is the only time they go to a dentist. When they do, sometimes it is too late and they are facing grave issues – gum disease is the most common cause of tooth and bone loss and it can sometimes cause death.
You need a dentist’s eye on your teeth because gum disease can easily give you severe problems. The gums play a vital role in your mouth as they hold your teeth in place and if they are damaged, you can lose teeth and at the same time have bacteria and infections that could potentially spread throughout your body.
Unhealthy gums can contribute to heart disease, osteoporosis, diabetes, and cancer. Seeing a dentist for periodontal care will save your teeth and life.
You should have regular check-up sessions with a periodontist to ensure healthy gums. If the doctor sees no problem, you might undergo a professional hygiene clean as part of your regular schedule and the dentist will continue to educate you on how you can prevent problems with your habits at home.
If the dentist sees an issue, the doctor will tell you your options and you will both determine when you are going to get the intervention.
You will either undergo scale and polish, root planing or periodontal surgery, depending on what your issue is and how simple or severe.
Periodontal treatments are painless when done by an experienced expert dentist.
The treatment should bring your gums back to proper health and your periodontist will continue to take preventive care of your gums.
Remember to find an expert dentist who has guaranteed results from years of experience.
A subpar practitioner can cost you your oral health and money, with you needing redos and extra interventions you didn’t need in the first place.
You can find the best periodontist in London at Holford Partners Curaden.
We have top-of-the-class dentists and the latest technologies and methods that guarantee painless, effective, and long-lasting results.
Visit the dentist regularly to keep your gums in check and get advice on how to maintain your gums so you can prevent any gum diseases and problems from ever happening.
Your dentist will recommend you to get hygiene cleans and tools and methods that you will use to maintain your gum and oral health and prevent diseases.
GUM DISEASE TREATMENT
Regular visits will allow your dentist to detect problems and fix your gums as early as possible to prevent serious cases that would need extensive surgery.
During a dental examination or check-up, the periodontist will touch your gums to feel for integrity, take a closer look with tools to find symptoms, and basically get an update on how your gums are currently doing.
The doctor will ask you how you are feeling in regards to your general and oral health and interrogate you about your hygiene habits and diet.
The periodontist will try to get all information needed so that you could get the best advice, or treatment if needed, for your gums.
After a check-up where the doctor finds no issue, he will educate you on gum and teeth cleaning and give you excellent advice when it comes to habits and diet.
If your dentist finds an issue, you will have to undergo gum treatment including scale and polish, root planing, or periodontal surgery.
If you are having discomfort in your teeth and gums or the dentist finds out that you might have a gum problem during a check-up, you might undergo advanced scanning.
Scans will help the periodontist look at your teeth with in-depth information given by technology.
With X-rays and panoral or intra-oral scans, the dentist will see everything for detailed diagnosis. You will figure out the exact simplicity or severity of any condition.
Pinpointing your issues will allow the dentist to decide on the best ways to fix your gums and teeth. This ensures that you don’t get unneeded interventions.
When you go to a high-tech dental facility like Holford Partners Curaden, you can be sure that no issue will be left unseen, and no pain will be left unsolved.
We are the best problem detectors and solvers for your oral health issues and discomforts.
Hygiene cleans are a painless dental service where a dental hygienist professionally cleans your teeth and gums.
While you might do an excellent job of cleaning at home, there are still areas in your mouth that you can only clean with the help of a hygienist.
You need to do this at least twice a year in coordination with your regular check-ups.
The dentist and hygienist first check your mouth for infections or inflammations to make sure you are ok to clean.
Then, we proceed to scaling or removing plaque and tartar from your teeth’s surfaces and gaps and near the gumline using a manual scaler (small hook) or an ultrasonic scaler.
The ultrasonic scaler uses gentle vibration and water to remove significant amounts of plaque and tartar.
Then the hygienist will proceed to flossing, polishing, and fluoride application.
When your periodontist sees a gum disease or issue, you might have to undergo root planing or debridement.
When bacteria build up on the roots of your teeth, they endanger your gums and risk infection. Severe gum infection can lead to periodontitis and to more severe gingivitis.
When the dentist detects bacterial build-up early, you might simply undergo root planing which is a deep clean under your gums.
This treatment used to cause mild to moderate pain and discomfort during and some hours to a day after. But, with the latest technology like that of what Holford Partners Curaden has, root planing can be 100% painless.
After root planing, the dentist will recommend excellent gum care habits that include regular check-ups that would help prevent gum diseases and other problems moving forward.
If your dentist finds out that you have severe or advanced gum disease, you might have to undergo surgery.
If you have symptoms like red, swollen gums, bleeding deep pockets between the gums, loose teeth pain when chewing, receding gums, and bad breath the doctor will find out if you need surgery.
When you are finally declared as a candidate who will definitely benefit most from surgery over other interventions, the periodontist will give you a schedule.
You will have weeks of following strict medication restrictions prior to surgery. You will also have added restrictions 24 hours before an operation like no smoking nor alcohol.
Other preparations will include assigning someone to drive you home and assist you after the operation due to the lingering effects of anesthesia.
Flap surgery is one of the most common periodontic surgery procedures.
During the start of the procedure, you will, receive anesthesia to make sure the procedure is 100% pain-free. Next, the periodontal surgeon makes small cuts in particular areas of your gum and lifts a section of gum tissue back.
After that, the surgeon removes bacteria and tartar from your tooth and under the gums. Then, the periodontist sutures back the gums so that the tissue fits firmly around the teeth.
You will then be given aftercare medicine including painkillers and antibiotics.
The result of this procedure is restored gum and teeth that are easier to clean.
If your gum disease has entirely damaged the bone surrounding the root of a tooth you might have to have it replaced or grafted.
The dentist may use small parts of your bone from another area, a synthetic one, donated by someone, or animal bone.
This periodontal surgery procedure will help you prevent losing your teeth. It also helps encourage natural bone regrowth.
This procedure might also be needed by someone who needs dental implants. If you need an implant but have had some significant amount of bone loss, you will need bone grafting.
Guided tissue regeneration involves placing a small material between your gum tissue and bone. The small piece of material allows the bone to regrow.
Dentists perform soft tissue grafts when gums recede. They place a graft that can help restore some of the lost tissue.
The graft can come from the roof of your mouth or a donor. The grafts are placed in areas where there is sparse or missing tissue.
There are instances when a periodontist has to apply a gel containing special proteins to a diseased tooth root.
The proteins can promote healthy bone and tissue development.
Yes. Toothache comes from an infection that might include both your teeth and gums.
Surgery requires pre-operation medicine, multiple aftercare check-ups, the procedure and specialist, aftercare medication, and more. Hence, it can be expensive, and depending on the severity of the gum disease, you might have to get a series of treatments and pay more.
Periodontal surgery is often expensive but you can avoid paying for premiums if you prevent gum disease from happening or worsening.
Prevention is always better than cure.
If you are wondering if we are too expensive for you, do not worry. You don’t have to be a celebrity or mortgage your house to avail of our services.
Whenever we have a diagnosis, we will give you all options available, ranging from the cheapest to the most expensive. We can arrange scheduled procedures or choose the best, most affordable alternative if you are on a budget.
Whether you are a janitor or a superstar, we will treat you as well as we treat everyone – with warmth and hospitality. Our goal is oral health care – keyword care.
We guarantee that whatever procedure you get from us, you will receive the best quality results that will indeed allow you to avoid repeats or troubleshoots. Our quality dental work will save you a lot of money.
Other dentists will sell out for cheap but provide lousy results. With bad dental work, you could end up having complications that can cost significantly more money than you initially required.
Our treatments’ results are effective and long-lasting, which means that you won’t have to worry about problems, pain, and discomfort for a significant amount of time.
We do not serve online consultation because dental check-ups require dentists to take a close look at your teeth and gums. Even if you had a powerful camera that you can put inside your mouth, you wouldn’t know how a health professional would angle it correctly.
What we do is put Covid-19 protocols in place so that we can avoid infection for our dentists, staff, and patients.
We have sanitising stations in our clinic, and we implement the no face mask, no entry policy. We check for temperatures at the entrance and disallow anyone who has a fever or cough from entering the premises.
There will be no queuing in the clinic, and you have to call for a scheduled appointment before coming. We want to interrogate patients over the phone before a visit, and we no longer accept walk-ins for now.
We ensure that our dentists, hygienists, and staff are regularly tested for the virus and implement strict sanitation procedures for everyone working in the clinic. We will also be using protective equipment to ensure that we can continue serving you without any risk of infection.
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