Gum Treatment

Don’t lose out to gum disease – try our modern effective therapy

If you are concerned about your gum health or have received treatment that you feel has been ineffective, Perio-Implant Maidstone will have a suitable solution for you. As one of the UK’s most advanced periodontology (gum) clinics we have the knowledge, expertise and technology to effectively treat even the most advanced cases.

In addition to conventional therapies, we also use laser systems, advanced regeneration techniques and 3D x-rays to precisely target and comfortably treat your gum problems. Our state-of-the-art clinic offers a wonderfully relaxing environment and we can even provide sedation for your increased comfort.

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What is gum disease?

Gum (periodontal) disease, is a major cause of tooth loss as it adversely affects the tissues that support your teeth. It is a very common condition, thought to be caused by the bacteria in plaque, which results in gum inflammation (gingivitis). If this is left untreated, the disease can progress and go on to destroy gums, soft tissue and even the bone that holds your precious teeth in place.

Though around 90% of the UK population are affected, for most people the condition is not too severe and can be treated with ongoing therapy from your dentist or hygienist. However, for approximately 10-15% of sufferers it is far more serious and treatment by a periodontist is usually required to prevent significant gum recession, tooth movement or even premature tooth loss. There is also strong evidence to suggest that untreated gum disease can increase the risk of other conditions such as heart disease and diabetes, so it’s wise to keep a close eye on your gums.

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Signs and symptoms

Unfortunately gum disease often goes unnoticed until teeth start to feel wobbly or until this pernicious condition is diagnosed by a dentist, but there may be some warning

  • signs including the following:
  • Bleeding when brushing
  • Inflamed red gums
  • Bad breath
  • Unpleasant taste in the mouth

Risk factors

  • There are a number of risk factors that may increase your likelihood of developing a severe form of the disease including:
  • Smoking
  • Stress
  • A family history of gum disease
  • Diabetes
  • Wearing partial dentures

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Treatment

As a leading provider of gum treatment we have all the relevant expertise and technology to successfully treat affected gums and help you retain your natural teeth, as well as helping to protect your long term health. Gum disease treatment has a high success rate and is usually far less costly than replacing missing teeth.

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