If you suffer from Periodontitis, otherwise known as gum disease you will require some type of Periodontal treatment from your dentist. If left untreated Periodontitis can cause tooth loss or teeth to loosen. Preventative measures can be simple; brushing regularly, flossing, and having regular check-ups with your dentist. The main treatments usually are preventative in the first instance, such as deep cleaning, scaling, root planing, and sometimes anti-biotics to prevent gum infection. If your Periodontal problem is more serious surgical treatment may be required.
What is periodontal disease?
Periodontal disease is commonly known as gum disease. It is a widespread health problem estimated to affect up to half of the adult population. 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. Discover our full guide to Periodontal Disease.
The patient in the top image has advanced Periodontal disease. 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. Whereas the image below it is of a healthy patient.
Advanced Periodontal Disease
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. With all dental patients, it is a matter of assessing the problem and providing the right treatment plan.
Windsor Centre For Advanced Dentistry carefully plan Periodontal treatments often using an inter-disciplinary approach involving periodontal treatment, orthodontic treatment, and restorative treatment. Often dental implants and crowns are used to rebuild and regenerate the gum and bone. Explore our case studies, that describe how the Periodontal procedure works.
Periodontal Treatment Case Studies
It is important to understand what happens before and after treatment. Explore here the different Periodontal procedure examples. The dental problem: Periodontal disease treatment, full mouth rehabilitation and dental implants.
The 38-year old dental patient was devastated by the thought of losing her teeth and having dentures. Many of her teeth were beyond help and, due to the severe nature of the bone loss, providing her with a lasting aesthetic solution that would rebuild her gum tissue and bone presented a real challenge. However, with our expertise we were able to treat and eradicate the disease as well as save a number of teeth, and with a carefully planned inter-disciplinary approach involving periodontal treatment, orthodontic treatment, and restorative treatment with dental implants and crowns we were able to rebuild and regenerate the gum and bone. Our patient now has back a lovely healthy smile, and teeth that will look and function brilliantly for years to come.
Before and after Periodontal treatment
The dental problem:
This gentleman had suffered from years of poor dental hygiene and the effects of smoking had damaged his teeth and smile.
The treatment was full mouth rehabilitation and dental implants.
Gum Disease Symptoms
If you are experiencing gum disease symptoms it is important that you contact your dentist as soon as possible to prevent the problem from becoming worse.
- Swollen or puffy gums
- Unusually red or purple gums
- Feeling tender or sore on the gum line
- Bleeding gums easily
- Brushing or flossing causing unnecessary bleeding
- Bad breath
- Puss on the gum line or in between teeth
What our patients say
“No other dental specialists had the expertise to take on my case”
“I was just so down about the way my teeth looked. Every time I glanced in the mirror I thought they looked horrendous and it had got to the stage where I covered my mouth with my hand when I spoke. I hated pictures of myself smiling and had become incredibly self-conscious. You get paranoid, imagining all the time what people are thinking when you speak or smile.
I came across the Windsor Centre for Advanced Dentistry on the internet. I looked at the case studies and could really relate to them. When I saw the before and after shots of patients they’d treated I just thought ‘wow’ – if they could do that for me it would be fantastic. The treatment spanned two years but once on the road I never looked back. The most memorable moment was relatively early on, when I had the first temporary bridge fitted; even then my teeth looked a hundred times better than before and I could already see what a dramatic transformation there was going to be. I was able to start smiling again.
What especially impressed me was their professionalism and friendliness. Everyone made me feel so at ease and the atmosphere was totally relaxed and calm. It sounds odd, but it was actually a lovely place to be! And Dr Tidu’s skill is quite exceptional. I’d rung around other dental specialists before choosing his practice but none were willing or had the expertise to take on my case. I felt quite desperate before and I worried about the future, but having the work done has been so liberating and it’s enabled me to get on with my life.”
Periodontal Dentist In Windsor
To learn more about preventative Periodontal treatments and to delay any further gum problems, call us today to discuss with your local dentist in Windsor at 01753 833 755 to talk through your dental options.
Windsor Centre For Advanced Dentistry takes patients from areas in and around Windsor, Henley, Datchet, Ascot, and more. Also if you are coming from overseas, we also offer dental consultations to patients from abroad.