Gum Disease/Periodontitis

Specialist Periodontist

Gum Disease (Periodontitis)

What is gum disease?

Periodontitis, also referred to as gum disease, is a potentially serious gum infection which can destroy bones that support the teeth, leading to loose teeth or tooth loss.

The condition is preventable, because it is typically caused by poor oral hygiene. Brushing your teeth twice a day can help to prevent gum disease and periodontitis, and having regular dental check ups is also effective in preventing, identifying and treating gum disease when necessary.

If you believe you may have gum disease it is always a good idea to speak to a periodontist. Contact us today to book an appointment or call us on 0168 982 3280

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Gum Disease FAQs


Treatment of Gingivitis and Gum disease

Correction of uneven gum line (crown lengthening)

Treatment of bad breath (halitosis)

Practice locations

Dr Algraffee practices at a number of clinics that. Include London and Kent. All these practices are CQC registered and offer state of art equipment.


9 Upper Wimpole Street,

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5 Sevenoaks Road,
Orpington Kent,