Also known as your gums or gingiva, the periodontal region of your mouth comprises the tissue that surrounds and encases your teeth. This tissue acts as a barrier between the underlying structure of your teeth and the bacteria that lives in your mouth, and keeping your gums healthy is essential.
Periodontal disease is a common problem among adults and it can range from mild inflammation of the gums, through to infections, tooth damage or even the loss of teeth. Luckily, with proper care, patients can overcome the problems associated with gum disease.
Here at Museum Dental Suites, our team of qualified and friendly dental specialists can provide a range of periodontal treatments to help improve the health of your gums, as well as prevent periodontal disease.
Gum disease is caused by the accumulation of bacteria on the teeth, which leads to plaque and tartar build-up. This can cause inflammation known as gingivitis and the gums may become sensitive or bleed. As the condition progresses, gingivitis may turn into periodontitis and this can lead to severe dental problems.
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.
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.
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.
Based in central London, Museum Dental Suites offers a wide range of dental treatments 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.
Highly recommend Museum Dental Suite. Their work is of the highest calibre, professional and friendly. I'm very thankful they for excellent aftercare advice and for making me relaxed and so well treated. I've recommended them to both my family and friends.
I have been undertaking a cosmetic treatment (Invisalign) for around eight months here, off the back of a recommendation of a friend who had the same treatment. The professionalism and perfectionism with which my treatment was delivered was outstanding, as was the general service and were all of the staff I encountered.
My dentist Dr. Wahab Shakir was particularly great, with a friendly, reassuring manner and an eye for detail. He always went above and beyond, without ever being asked.
I'm now almost at the end of my treatment and couldn't be more pleased with how treatment has gone. Given the service and end result I'd also consider it excellent value for money.
Keep up the good work Museum Dental Suites!
Firstly what a great dentist, all the staff were friendly and very helpful as this was my first time here.
I had called for an emergency appointment due to a sudden cracked tooth and Dr Wahab Shakir despite the end of day fast approaching (30 minutes till close) he said he would see me.
The treatment was not straight forward due to the crack but Dr Shakir after a lengthy time managed to save the tooth/restore it and prevent what I believe most dentists would have done which install a crown - Thank you!
Highly recommend this dentist and service and I am grateful for not only seeing me within an hour but also staying passed closing time and finally for doing a Stella job.
This is a top notch dentist who makes you feel at ease which for someone liked me is important. The staff are very professional, polite, courteous and friendly. Marios, my dentist is extremely patient and cares about your dental care and the service you receive. Just received my new dentures and they have been done to a very high standard and am very pleased. I have nothing but praise for the staff and the treatment/service I received.
Best dentist ever hands down. Least painful and least scary experiences here (I'm usually really scared of going to the dentist, and even find the initial anaesthetic injection painful) - they really care about the patient, and making sure you're comfortable, results are also fab. Seriously can't imagine a better dentist!
After lots of research I was very happy with the results and the service at Museum Dental. 100% I would recommend to a friend. I couldn't be more pleased.