What is Periodontal treatment? Periodontal treatment is a specialised treatment which helps us care for and look after your gums allowing us to save teeth that you would otherwise lose due to gum disease and infection.
Periodontal treatment is used to treat gum disease which is known to be one of the major causes of tooth loss every year. Gum disease innocently starts when plaque builds up around the edges of the gums where they meet your teeth. The large amounts of plaque cause the gum to recede and move away from the teeth leaving pockets down the side of the teeth which destroys the supporting bone. When the bacteria reaches this far it is too far inside your gum for you to clean it and remove the bacteria. That is why you need specialist help to protect your teeth and stop you from losing them.
Gum disease presents itself as:
Mitchelle Mbaeri is a GDC Registered Specialist in Periodontics and has undergone advanced training to help save your teeth and control the gum disease in your mouth. It is important that the periodontist treats you in order to help you combat gum disease, as not only does gum disease result in tooth loss but recent scientific evidence points towards a link to other illnesses, which means quick and effective treatment is advised.
The dentist will first remove the plaque that is surrounding your teeth and causing the disease. This usually involves reconditioning and cleaning of the infected roots of the teeth that are at risk, in a comfortable way. They will also help you understand your part in your treatment which is to clean and care for your teeth whilst at home and you will be shown special techniques that will help the successful outcome of the treatment.