Gum disease is far more serious than bleeding gums and bad breath – it is the most common infectious disease in the world and affects over 75% of over 35s in the UK. It is linked to a number of conditions including:
• Tooth Loss
• Heart Disease
• Low birth weight and premature babies
• Respiratory disease (especially pneumonia)
• Cancers (especially kidney cancer, pancreatic cancer and blood cancers)
Healthy Bone and Gums for life.
Periodontal treatment is necessary when various conditions affect the health of your gums and the regions of your jawbone, which hold your teeth in place. Retaining your teeth is directly dependent on proper periodontal care and maintenance. Healthy gums enhance the appearance of your teeth, like a frame around a beautiful painting. When your gums become unhealthy, they can either recede or become swollen and red. In later stages, the supporting bone is destroyed and your teeth will shift, loosen or fall out. These changes not only affect your ability to chew and speak, they also spoil your smile. Our periodontist performs all the necessary procedures such as:
• Dental Implants
• Osseous Surgery
• Ridge Preservation
• Crown Lengthening
• Bone Grafting
• Gum Grafting
By taking care of your gums and bone, you can ensure a lifelong beautiful and healthy smile.
A gingivectomy is a common dental procedure that raises and sculpts the gum line. The procedure involves reshaping the tissue and/or underlying bones to create the appearance of longer and more symmetrical teeth.