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Periodontal Treatment

What is it?

The main defence against periodontal disease is prevention. This should include a good oral hygiene routine at home: brushing twice a day and cleaning between teeth to prevent the accumulation of plaque in the mouth. Depending on the severity of the disease, more in depth oral hygiene instructions may be recommended from our team of hygienists.

Depending on how far the disease has progressed, treatment can vary. In the early stages of gum disease, the prescribed treatment is mainly scaling and root planing. This is the removal of plaque and calculus from the gum pockets around the tooth, smoothing the root surfaces at the same time. Scaling and root planing eradicates the infection causing bacteria and irritants beneath the gum line.

More advanced cases may require periodontal surgical treatment or gingival recontouring which is detailed in the treatment tab of this website.

The benefits of professionally administered periodontal treatment include fresh breath, healthy gums that are free from infection and most importantly keeping your teeth for life. Whatever the treatment may entail we aim to return you to good oral health and then help you maintain it.

Case Study

The following patient presented to the practice unhappy with the appearance of his teeth, due to discolouration, crowding and bleeding gums.

Patient Concerns

  • Bleeding Gums

  • Crowded Teeth

  • Discoloured Teeth

Treatment Plan

  • Provide a course of treatment with the hygienist to treat the periodontal disease present.

  • Bleach the teeth using the take home tray sytem

  • Extract and provide a Maryland adhesive bridge to replace the upper left 2

Procedure

  1. Periodontal therapy with the hygienist to correct the bleeding gums and restore the health of the gums.

  2. Extract the upper left 2 and provide a laboratory constructed maryland bridge to replace the natural tooth.

  3. Use tooth coloured composite resin material to fill the upper left 1

Result

The patient is awaiting orthodontic treatment to correct the residual crowding in the lower arch, however, gum health is restored and he now has a brighter, whiter smile.

Before

Periodontal Treatment

After

Periodontal Treatment
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