Treatments and services

Periodontal (gum) treatment

Periodontal (gum) treatment is the management of the tissues surrounding and supporting the teeth that are affected by disease. Gum disease may be the result of several factors such as heredity, poor oral hygiene, smoking, medical conditions, or other factors. It may affect one tooth or many teeth. Gum disease may be the result of a gradual loss of support around the teeth over a long period, or it may occur suddenly.

Sometimes our patients need special care to help them combat the more advanced form of gum disease, periodontitis. This can cause symptoms including sore, swollen and bleeding gums, receding gums, gum abscesses, mobile teeth, bad breath, and can eventually lead to tooth loss.

Rest assured that we only offer the most effective, scientifically proven, evidence-based treatment options to help you retain your natural teeth. If we or you feel you may benefit from seeing a gum specialist, we have good links to enable a speedy referral.

Please get in touch if you would like find out more or call us on 01793 864999.