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Gum Disease Treatments

At The Bespoke Dentist, London, we firmly believe that gums are the unsung heroes of oral health. They don't just anchor our teeth in place but serve as the first line of defence against bacteria and disease. Healthy gums act as solid barriers, but when affected by gum disease, this protective role is compromised, leading to potential problems in the mouth and throughout the body.

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Signs of Gum Disease

Periodontal disease, often called gum disease, initially manifests with symptoms that might seem minor: gum redness, a bit of swelling, or occasional bleeding during brushing. However, these can be warning signs of deeper issues. If these symptoms are ignored, the disease can progress, causing gum recession, persistent bad breath, and eventually, tooth loss and other systemic health challenges.

Here are some signs you need to see a Periodontist:

  • Red or swollen gums: Often one of the first indicators that there might be an issue.
  • Bleeding gums: Especially during or after brushing and flossing.
  • Receding gum line: Teeth appearing longer as gums pull back.
  • Persistent bad breath: Also known as halitosis, even after brushing.
  • Loose or shifting teeth: Often a sign of advancing gum disease.
  • Pus between teeth and gums: Indicating possible infection.
  • Tender or painful gums: Discomfort when touched or while eating.
  • Changes in bite: The way your teeth fit together when you bite or chew.
  • Formation of deep pockets: Spaces between the teeth and gums can harbour bacteria.
  • Tooth sensitivity: Especially to hot or cold, indicating gum recession exposing the tooth root.

Remember, early detection and intervention are crucial in managing and reversing gum disease. If any of these signs are observed, seeking professional dental care is advised.

Our Approach to Periodontics

Periodontics is more than just treating gums; it's about holistic oral care. Our primary goal is early detection and prevention, which begins with a comprehensive gum assessment where we employ advanced diagnostic tools to gauge the state and severity of any potential disease. This foundational assessment allows us to craft a treatment plan ranging from routine cleanings to more specialised periodontal treatments.

Knowledge is a powerful tool in healthcare. We invest time to discuss with our patients the nuances of gum disease, the rationale behind recommended treatments, and strategies for prevention by understanding why and how patients are more empowered and involved in their oral health journey.

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Our Treatment Process

At The Bespoke Dentist, every patient and every treatment are unique. Whether you need a basic cleaning to remove plaque buildup, scaling to address more advanced gum issues or even surgical interventions for advanced cases, our team ensures each procedure is carried out precisely. Beyond the treatment, we also provide guidelines and tips to maintain optimal gum health at home.

Our comprehensive approach includes:

  • Dndividualised Treatment Plans: Recognising that every patient and every treatment are unique.
  • Basic Cleaning: Essential for removing plaque buildup and preventing gum issues.
  • Scaling: Addressing more advanced gum issues by removing tartar from beneath the gumline.
  • Surgical Interventions: For advanced cases where non-surgical treatments might not suffice.
  • Post-treatment Guidance: Providing guidelines and tips for patients to maintain optimal gum health at home.

With our dedicated approach, we aim to ensure precision in every procedure, enhancing long-term oral health.

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Whether you have concerns about gum health or are proactive about maintaining it, The Bespoke Dentist, London is here to support you. Schedule a visit, meet our team, and let's collaborate on ensuring the well-being of your gums.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How can I prevent periodontal disease?

Regular brushing, flossing, professional dental cleanings, and check-ups are essential for prevention. A balanced diet, quitting smoking, and managing conditions like diabetes can also help reduce the risk.

How often should I see a periodontist?

If you have periodontal disease or other gum-related issues, your periodontist will recommend a frequency tailored to your needs. For those with healthy gums, regular check-ups with a general dentist are usually sufficient.

How long does recovery take after a periodontal procedure?

Recovery times vary depending on the specific treatment. For non-surgical treatments like scaling and root planing, the recovery might be a few days. Surgical procedures might require a week or more for complete healing.

Are antibiotics used in periodontal treatment?

Yes, antibiotics can be used to supplement periodontal treatment. They help eliminate or reduce the bacteria causing the infection. They can be administered orally or placed directly into periodontal pockets.

Are periodontal treatments painful?

Many periodontal treatments are minimally invasive and can be performed with local anesthesia to ensure patient comfort. There may be some discomfort or swelling after the procedure, but this is generally manageable with over-the-counter pain relievers.

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