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What are Periodontics?

Periodontics is a speciality associated with the diagnosis and management of gum disease. Jose Zurdo is a world renown periodontist and we are pleased to announce he is now accepting patients in our Fleet Street Clinic.

Root Surface Debridement (RSD)

RSD is the process of cleaning the teeth below the gum line. This involves using delicate and intricate instruments which vibrate and flush away the deposits of plaque and calculus from the root surface. RSD is usually performed in situations where gum disease does not respond to normal brushing and cleaning with the hygienist. The aim is to clean deep below the gum line and remove the bacteria responsible for gum disease. For your comfort, the procedure is nearly always carried out with local anaesthetic and depending on severity, it can be used together with antibiotics. RSD is normally carried over a few appointments to allow the gums to heal and respond adequately.

Gum Grafting

If gum disease is allowed to progress over a period of time, it can result in the recession of gums which can make the teeth look longer, result in gaps (black triangles) between teeth and increased sensitivity of the teeth. The management of this problem has advanced considerably with new and different ways to replace lost gum tissue. This can be done by using unique bone substitute materials to replace the supporting structure of the gums. Furthermore, gum tissue can be surgically repositioned and transferred from one part of the mouth (usually the palate) to another to correct these recession defects.

Crown lengthening

When there is excessive gum tissue around the teeth, it can lead to the appearance of a short teeth or a gummy smile. Similarly if there is a high smile line, it can result in the same appearance. Crown lengthening involves the removal of some of the gum and supporting tissues to increase the height of the teeth which is known as crown lengthening. This can result the teeth appearing longer and produce a broader smile.

Peri-implantitis

Implant dentistry has advanced considerably with more and more people having dental implants placed. Implants are susceptible to disease much like teeth and the same process of bone loss and mobility of an implant can occur through a disease known as peri-implantitis.

If dental implant health is not maintained over a period of time, gum disease can occur around the implant which can result in bone loss, mobility of the implant and eventual loss of the implant.

The treatment usually involves deep cleaning of the implant and the supporting gum around it. Further bone regeneration and gum grafting procedures may be required also if there is bone loss.

  Symptom Checker

If you are experiencing any of the symptoms below, you may need Periodontics

This is nearly always a sign of gum disease, which is a very common and equally very treatable.

What to do – The best thing is to visit either the dentist for a routine check up or at the very least visit the hygienist who can give the teeth and gums a clean and provide advice on how to keep them clean.

Gum disease can cause the gums to recede to varying extents and this can cause the teeth to appear longer, more yellow, become more sensitive and give the appearance of “gappy” teeth or “black triangles”.

What to do – This can often be a sign of more developed or aggressive gum disease and you should seek urgent advice from one of our hygienists, dentists or specialist periodontist

This is a very common symptom and can be associated with gum disease, smoking and consumption of strong smelling foods.

What to do – Make an appointment with the dentist or hygienist to identify the nature of the problem and a plan can be then made to treat it accordingly.

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Periodontics Pricing

Periodontal Consultation

Includes full assessment and report

£150

Root Service Debridement (RSD)

from £300

Interest free finance options available


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