Keeping up with the latest research into periodontal disease is important for the specialist treatment we offer and our patients wider health.
Periodontitis is amongst the top ten most prevalent diseases worldwide and a reflection of more than oral health. Clear links have been established with conditions such as diabetes and heart disease.
Effects on your oral region can in themselves be significant. The stability of your teeth is put at risk, or the durability of dental implants.
Understanding conditions which affect the periodontium is essential for effective dental implants and other treatments. Diagnosing a disease which is often left to develop helps to guarantee long term stability.
Having dental treatment at a maxillofacial centre allows you to be seen by a consultant who understands oral diseases. Assessment goes beyond the needs of your teeth, including an accurate view on periodontitis.
Where there is an issue, they may suggest non surgical treatments. Scaling, or root planing can help to smooth the tooth root and remove plaque, or calculus from around the root, eliminating bacterial toxins.
Periodontal surgery could be helpful, such as gum grafts to deal with an uneven gum line, or exposed roots. Bone regeneration, or grafting techniques can reverse aspects of damage caused by periodontal disease.
The periodontum is a complex region of living tissue, from bone structure to tiny fibres. Ensuring this is healthy maintains function and the ability to adapt to changes in our mouths, from time, or treatment.
Care At Our Clinic
Whilst patients visiting for dental implants often require a little periodontal care, the maxillofacial consultant you see will take an overall view of your oral health, whatever the reason for your visit.
Alongside stability, good periodontal health lets your mouth absorb the impact of biting, or chewing, for efficiency and comfort.
Medical expertise is important, although good dental treatment should leave you feeling good, enjoying life. By all means talk to our friendly staff about specialist care which looks to the future.