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Periodontal Treatment

Periodontal Treatment

Periodontal Treatment in London

Restore your gum health and maintain a beautiful smile

Here at Museum Dental Suites, our team of qualified and friendly periodontal disease specialists in London can provide a range of periodontal treatments to help improve the health of your gums, as well as prevent periodontal diseases.

Periodontal therapy is related to the healing process and prevention of gum disease. Your strong teeth require healthy gums and if they are left untreated, then gum disease can be the reason for teeth loss. By taking proper care of gum problems, your teeth will last for a lifetime.

If you are looking for gum disease prevention, diagnosis and treatment in London feel free to contact our clinic today.

What is gum disease?

Gum disease is the condition where the tissues surrounding your teeth get inflamed due to the presence of bacteria. The main cause of gum disease is plaque that surrounds the tooth. It is mainly composed of different kinds of bacteria that stick to the teeth and roots both above and below the gum line. This might begin to take place within a few minutes after brushing and flossing and if it is not removed with good oral care, then plaque hardens into tartar. Thus, calculus can be removed through periodontal treatment or professional cleaning.

What causes periodontal or gum disease?

Gum disease usually takes place due to the accumulation of bacteria on your teeth which causes tartar and plaque build-up. This may be the reason for inflammation known as gingivitis and the gums might bleed or become sensitive. When the condition progresses, gingivitis can turn into periodontitis thus, leading to serious dental problems.

Symptoms of periodontal disease

Knowing how to spot the symptoms of periodontal disease is an important part of dealing with the condition, as early detection can improve the chances of a successful treatment.

If your gums are red, swollen, tender, bleeding or receding, these are all strong signals that you are in need of periodontal treatment. Other things to look out for include bad breath that won’t go away, tooth sensitivity and loose teeth.

Risk factors of periodontal disease

Periodontal disease can often be prevented by maintaining good oral health. Brushing and flossing on a regular basis and seeing your dentist as recommended.

However, there are a number of additional risk factors that patients should be aware of. For example, smokers are much more likely to be diagnosed with periodontal disease and their chances of enjoying a completely successful treatment are generally diminished. Hormonal changes in girls and women, particularly during pregnancy, can make the gums more prone to developing gum problems as well.

Other risk factors to consider include diabetes, certain medications and genetics. Those diagnosed with cancer or AIDs, and who are undergoing treatments for these conditions, may also find themselves to be more susceptible to periodontal disease.

Procedure for preventing gum disease

The best way to prevent periodontal disease is to take good care of your teeth and gums. Stopping smoking can also greatly reduce the chances of developing problems with your gums.

When brushing your teeth, be sure to pay attention to the gum line, as well as the white part of your teeth. Hold your toothbrush at a 45-degree angle and apply gentle pressure as you brush the entire surface of your teeth, your dentist or hygienist can demonstrate this for you.

Getting your teeth regularly scaled and polished can also help to prevent gum disease. Meanwhile, deep cleaning, medications and even surgery may be necessary periodontal treatments if you’re diagnosed with periodontitis.

FAQs on periodontal treatment

What does periodontal treatment involve?

The first step involves a special cleaning known as “scaling and root planing,” that helps to get rid of tartar and plaque deposits on the tooth surface. The procedure helps gum tissue to heal completely which is sometimes called “periodontal cleaning” or “deep cleaning.”

How long will periodontal treatment take?

Depending on the kind of treatment, there are several things that might take place. Mostly, gum surgery procedures usually require 2 hours for completion.

What happens if periodontal disease is not treated properly?

If gingivitis is left untreated, then this might get worse over time and impact the integrity of gums. Periodontal disease takes place when the plaque from your teeth recedes and grows below the gum line. This might cause irritation to the gums and cause them to get inflamed.

How painful is periodontal surgery?

The pain might occur after periodontal surgery that involves opening of a flap, gingivectomy/frenectomy procedures or gingival grafts. Postoperative pain can be experienced within 3 days after the surgery and will progressively reduce during the healing period.

What can I eat after periodontal surgery?

Some foods to eat are – Oatmeal, Cream of Wheat, Applesauce, Rice, Overcooked Pasta, Soups, Broth, Creams, Cereals, Mashed Potatoes, Scrambled Eggs, Baby Food, Blenderized Foods, Fruit and Vegetable Juices, Milk Shakes, Puddings, Yogurt, Ice cream/Sherbets. You can take almost 2000-4000 calories per day after the surgery.

How long will it take to recover from periodontal surgery?

If the periodontist uses tissue, then you should feel minimal pain after the surgery. If they remove the tissue from your mouth, then you might feel pain for a few days. The healing process is usually quick which can be 1 to 2 weeks to heal completely though it might take a long time.

Get quality periodontal treatment from Museum Dental Suites

Based in central London, Museum Dental Suites offers a wide range of periodontal and cosmetic dental services to help you enjoy a healthy mouth and beautiful smile.

Whether you’re looking for periodontal treatments or want to take steps to maintain your dental health, our team of dental experts can help. To find out more, contact us today on 0207 183 0886. We’ll be happy to answer your questions or make an appointment.

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