The disease destroys the healthy gum attachment to the roots of the teeth, leading to gum infection, gum recession, bone loss around the teeth and halitosis (bad breath). If untreated it will lead to tooth loosening, drifting and tooth loss.
These slides & panoramic x-rays show the difference between a healthy patient (left) and one with advanced periodontal disease (right).You can see the gum recession and open ‘holes’ between the teeth as well as the huge amount of bone loss around the roots of the teeth.
Advanced periodontal disease often leads to the loss of many teeth and leaves sufferers with severely compromised function and aesthetics, as well as affecting their general health and quality of life.
Of course, dental implants, implant dentistry, periodontal treatment, aesthetic dentistry, orthodontics, endodontics, cosmetic dental treatments all play a key role in getting the best results for our patients. Restorative dental treatment may include a range of treatments from tooth whitening, composite bonding, braces, root treatments, fillings, crowns, dental bridges, veneers, dental implants, plastic gum surgery, bone and gum rebuilding & grafting, and more!
“After a bad experience as a child and slowly losing my teeth through 30 years of neglect, I knew that I needed a dentist and someone special! I was particularly interested in implants as I did not fancy dentures. Dental implants could, in effect, give me my third set of teeth!
To get to know more I went along to an ‘informal open evening’ to look around the practice and meet the staff who are all very friendly and put you at ease about your fears. I then saw a slide presentation by Dr Mankoo demonstrating the different types of treatments carried out at the practice which was very impressive.
People ask me now: ‘did it hurt?’ I can only say that after a completely painless operation under local anaesthetic and intravenous sedation to have the implants inserted (13 in my case!), there is some discomfort during the healing, but no real pain. As the face is the centre focal point, it’s nice to be able to laugh and smile without the thought that people are looking at my disgusting teeth. This has given me the confidence to feel a better person.”
Bill (43) from Slough.