Our Periodontal Treatments on Harley Street, London:
As well as providing preventive services, our periodontists can offer periodontal treatment on Harley Street to bring the disease back under control and to help save your teeth.
We offer conventional periodontal treatment, laser periodontal therapy (LANAP) and regenerative treatment aimed at stimulating new growth of gums and bones and helping you to keep your teeth for years to come at our dentist in Harley Street.
Periodontists at the Harley Street Oral Reconstruction Centre offer the following treatment options:
What is Gum Disease?
Gum disease is an infection of the tissues that hold the teeth in place and is most often the result of poor oral hygiene. This is because the infection is caused by the build-up of plaque and bacteria around the tooth, which results in inflammation. Risk of getting periodontitis can be increased by a number of factors, such as smoking, hormone changes in women, diabetes, cancer and saliva-reducing medications.
Mild or early gum disease is very common but, if left untreated, it can cause severe tissue damage and destroy the bone that is supporting the teeth. Eventually teeth can become loose and may fall out or need extracting. Periodontitis can also lead to a number of serious health problems, such as heart disease, respiratory issues and strokes, so acting to prevent it is important in maintaining long-term health. Book online with our periodontist in London.
Common symptoms include:
- Tender gums
- Swollen or puffy gums
- Bleeding gums
- Bad breath
- Pus between the teeth and gums
- Pain when chewing
How Can I Help to Prevent Gum Disease at Home?
To prevent a visit to the periodontist, you can ensure you are maintaining good oral hygiene by following these steps:
- Using floss every day to clean gaps between the teeth.
- Brush teeth twice a day for two minutes at a time, using fluoride toothpaste
- Use an antibacterial mouthwash to prevent growth of bacteria
- Replace your toothbrush every 3-4 months
- Avoid smoking
- Limit sugar intake & follow a healthy diet
Frequently Asked Questions
Why is gum health important?
Gum health is often overlooked, but is something that should be taken more seriously.
Also known as periodontitis, this disease has detrimental side effects on your overall health and if left untreated, can lead to damaged bones, providing little to no support for your teeth.
What many people don’t know is that gum disease can be prevented at home. By flossing regularly, brushing twice a day and limiting sugar intake, you can maintain healthy gums.
If you have been diagnosed with gum disease, the Harley Street Oral Reconstruction Centre can help. We offer periodontal treatment in London which stimulates the growth of new gums and prevents tooth loss.
To find out more, fill out our online contact form. Make sure to provide as much information as you can regarding the health of your teeth so we can book you in for a consultation and recommend a solution.
Do I have to have had gum disease to get periodontal treatment on Harley Street?
Periodontal treatment on Harley Street can be used for a variety of different reasons, including prevention.
Preventative periodontal treatment on Harley Street involves a full clean and scale of the mouth and guidance from our expert team to limit the likelihood of gum problems in the future.
Many patients who undergo this treatment type simply have a ‘gummy’ smile. In this case, the excess gum tissue is removed to expose more of the natural tooth and increase your confidence.
If you have had gum disease and are looking for a way to fix your smile, our regenerative and laser treatments bring your gums back to life and support the bone structure.
While you don’t have to be a patient of gum disease to be suitable for periodontal treatments, it is the number one way of saving your teeth. Book a consultation today to learn more about how it can help you.
Is periodontal treatment on Harley Street expensive?
Like with any dental treatment, there are a few factors that determine the cost of periodontal treatment on Harley Street.
At the initial consultation, we will be able to assess your gums and teeth fully. We will also use this time to ask you some questions regarding what you would like to achieve with us, helping us figure out the length of the treatment.
From here, we can recommend a treatment type. This could be preventative, periodontal/gum disease, regenerative, cosmetic or laser treatment.
Due to it being difficult giving you a price online without knowing anything about your circumstances, we encourage you to fill out our online contact form with as much information as you can. This way we can give you a rough estimate.
However, the best way we can give you an accurate price is by seeing you in person! Book a consultation today to meet our team.
How do I know if I have gum disease?
Gum disease is common among adults in the UK and most adults will experience it at least once.
However, it often goes unnoticed and therefore untreated.
Early stages of gum disease are shown through bad breath and sore gums. This can then develop into bleeding gums, pain when chewing, tender gums and even puss.
The longer this is ignored the more severe it becomes. Not only can it affect the tissue and bones that support the teeth, but it can also lead to serious health problems in extreme cases, including strokes.
Here at the Harley Street Oral Reconstruction Centre, we offer preventative periodontal treatment in London to increase oral health and prevent gum-related issues.
If you are concerned about the health of your gums, call us today on +44(0)20 7486 4442 to book an appointment with one of our experts.
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