What is Periodontics?
Periodontics addresses some of the most common dental issues there are. Periodontology is carried out by a specialist periodontist who is an expert in diagnosing, preventing, and treating periodontal disease.
Named after the tissue in your mouth called the periodontium, periodontics focus on the health of your gums and other supporting structures of your teeth.
What’s Periodontal Disease?
Periodontitis is the term used to describe gum disease and is an advanced version of more common gingivitis. A dental hygienist can treat gingivitis with some simple procedures, usually involving cleaning.
However, when left untreated, gingivitis can develop into more severe periodontitis, which in turn can lead to other health risks of tooth loss and even stroke or heart disease.
How Can You Tell if You Have Gum Disease?
If you’re suffering from one or more of the following gum disease symptoms, we highly recommend contacting Woodborough House straight away for an appointment.
If you have bleeding gums, red or swollen gums, receding gums, persistent unpleasant taste in the mouth, teeth that feel loose, increase in the size of your gums, or if you think you have a problem with your dental implants, you need to book your periodontal check-up with us.
How Do You Treat Gum Disease?
If you feel like your gums are suffering and aren’t sure what to do, don’t worry; there are several effective treatments for gum disease. Our go-to here at Woodborough House is root planing.
Root planing involves meticulous cleaning of the teeth in areas you couldn’t possibly reach with a toothbrush. This process can remove plaque and tartar from your teeth, giving their roots a healthier future.
After root planing treatment, we recommend keeping on top of your gum’s health by returning for regular check-ups and root planing treatment. This will allow your gums to shrink and reduce the chances of any plaque or tartar returning in those hard to reach places.
Specialist Periodontist in Reading
Here at Woodborough House, we’re delighted to have a valued specialist periodontist on our team. Dr Kuljeet Mehta is highly experienced and uses only the best methods and equipment available. That means that you can have the brightest, healthiest smile thanks to one of the UK’s best clinics with one of the best clinical teams in the area.
Finding the Right Treatment for You
If you’re unsure of which steps to take to get your smile glowingly healthy and looking stunning, look no further than Woodborough House. Our friendly team can advise on and provide the best treatments which we can customise to your needs.
Get the smile you want now and contact Woodborough House today.