Treatment of Gum Disease in Kent and Harley Street London

Patients are referred to a Periodontist for a variety of gum and implant problems. Usually the cause is bacteria accumulating on the teeth in a firm dense layer next to the gums, called plaque. The body fights these bacteria but cannot remove them, and the consequence is usually gum damage.

In many people this can involve the destruction of tiny fibres holding the tooth root in place (condition called periodontitis), with gaps, or pockets forming between the teeth and the gums. In advanced cases the teeth may become loose and can start to drift in position.

Common signs of gum problems include bleeding, swollen or tender gums, bad breath and loose teeth. However periodontal disease still needs to be treated even if no symptoms are present. It is essential to treat and stabilize the gum disease to prevent possible further gum and bone loss.

Teeth can be lost by Periodontal disease (gum disease), by broken or failed teeth or naturally missing teeth. The teeth can usually be replaced with a dental implant. If several teeth are missing then an implant bridge can be used to replace multiple missing teeth. Also implants can be used to replace dentures and also help dentures be more retentive and stable.

If there is insufficient bone and gum, then usually bone and gum tissue can be replaced in order to allow implant placement.

We provide treatments for:

  • Gingivitis
  • Gum disease
  • Gum disease treatment around implants - Peri-implantitis
  • Correction of uneven gum line (crown lengthening)
  • Cosmetic gum graft to correct gum shrinkage
  • Bad breath (halitosis)
  • Implant Treatment © Hatem Algraffee 2010 - Website Updated January 2013
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