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Periodontics

Our Specialist Periodontists at Transform Smiles can help with severe Gum Disease to help save your teeth and protect your gums. 33% of tooth loss in the UK is a direct result of Gum Disease, which is a silent disease caused by bacteria living in your mouth and irritating the gums to make them bleed. Gum disease or periodontal disease can affect anyone, but some people are much more affected than others. The key to keeping gum disease at bay is to address how you look after your mouth. Having the right brushing and flossing techniques can have a massive impact at preventing and addressing gum disease.

If you have moderate to severe gum disease you may have tried your general hygienist first and then may have been referred to a specialist for more specialist treatment to help control your gum disease. Over 83% of the population have some form of gum disease so going to your dentist on a regular basis and seeing your hygienist is a great start to restore health. It is important to have good oral health so that any other investment you make into your teeth (i.e. dental implants) is protected and will have a long lasting effect to your smile.

Our Specialist Periodontist at Trasnform Smiles has over 25 years experience in treating gum disease. Our specialists are registered with the General Dental Council and bring a wealth of experience and knowledge of periodontal disease.

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Periodontist - What are the benefits to specialist treatment?

 

After periodontal treatment your gums will become healthier, which will help you keep your teeth longer. The improvements will depend on how good your cleaning becomes and how severe your disease was to start with. If your gums bleed, are red or are swollen this will get better. If your gums are sore, treatment should help and if your teeth feel loose they may feel firmer after treatment. Your breath may become fresher.
Periodontist - What does the specialist treatment involve?

 

This can be surgical or non-surgical. Non-surgical involves in depth cleaning of all surfaces under the teeth above and below the gum line. This is often carried out under local anaesthetic so that it does not hurt you. The careful use of fine powered and hand operated cleaning instruments on the tooth surfaces. Periodontal treatment is given over several appointments and the number of appointments you will need depends on how severe and widespread your disease is. Patients with more aggressive forms of gum disease may be asked to take short courses of antibiotics after treatment. We will also teach you the best methods of cleaning your teeth and gums to remove the bacteria. Treatment will be most effective if you clean your teeth thoroughly on a daily basis. Surgical treatment involves more in depth cleaning of the teeth below the gum line using surgical techniques to gain access.
 
Periodontist - What is a Specialist Periodontist

 

A Specialist Periodontist like Hilary Cooke is a dentist who focuses on the health of patients' gums and has undertaken a further three years of dental training to be listed on the specialist register of the General Dental Council. Essentially Hilary is the ‘go to’ specialist for treatment of gum disease. Hilary is great with her patients and has an absolute passion for looking after oral healthcare. We welcome referrals from all over the country.
 
 

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