Gum disease is a silent disorder that often leaves patients unaware that they have problems until the later stages. More than 90% of adults in the UK have some form of gum disease. When the symptoms go from mild to moderate, the deeper structures known as the Periodontium become affected and this is then known as Periodontal Disease.
There are a number of types of periodontal disease and they all affect the tissues supporting the teeth. As the disease gets worse the bone anchoring the teeth in the jaw is lost, making the teeth loose. If this is not treated, the teeth may eventually fall out. In fact, more teeth are lost through periodontal disease than through tooth decay.
The primary goals of periodontal treatment are the eradication of the disease process from the gums, ligaments, and bones that surround the teeth, and restoration of health that can be maintained on a daily basis. This nonsurgical approach is the conservative method of treating periodontal disease; it is for the patient who is fearful of surgery or wants the most conservative, noninvasive treatment. This approach is also used for the patient who presents a case of mild-to-medium severity of periodontal disease.
We offer bespoke treatment options for all aspects of periodontal disease and our success rate is excellent.
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