Periodontics is the area of dentistry focussed on gums and the supporting structures of teeth. The major focus of the discipline is the management of gum disease (gingivitis or periodontitis). Gum disease is a chronic condition that is initiated by the bacteria and germs that build up on teeth. It is a common problem and frequently does not cause pain so may go unnoticed by patients, which is why it is important to have regular check ups with your dentist. Without proper treatment, the disease can lead to progressive loss of the attachment between the gums and teeth. As well as causing anxiety, these issues can also carry the dangers of loose teeth, movement in the position of teeth or even potentially the loss of a tooth.

Dental implants, although unaffected be tooth decay, are susceptible to a similar process to gum disease (peri-implant mucositis or peri-implantitis). The rate of peri-implant disease varies, but more and more people are having implants placed. Should you have a implant affect by such problems, assessment and management of peri-implant disease is provided here at clinic 334, where our team have experience of both current and older generations of implant systems.

Gummy Smiles

It is possible to manage some gummy smiles by doing a gum lift (crown lengthening). This reduces the mouth of gum shown and lengthens the teeth at the same time.

Gum Recession

Not all gum recession is related to gum disease and it is possible to correct some gum recession with gum grafting procedures.

Initial consultation fee will be £250, including initial “x-rays”/radiographs leading to a written report. Treatment fees vary greatly depending on the case.

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