Specialist
Dr. Cheong

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Before receiving treatment with Dr. Cheong, I was concerned about pain. Not only was the treatment painless, I did not feel ANY pain afterwards. I highly recommend The Dental Connection to anyone interested in receiving professional and painless Implants.

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Periodontist (Gum Specialist)

Periodontics is a branch of dentistry that deals specifically with conditions affecting the gums and soft tissues that support your teeth. They treat periodontal disease (an advanced form of gum disease) and other inflammations of the mouth.

Gum disease begins as gingivitis, with common signs including blood on the toothbrush when you brush your teeth. You should contact your dentist immediately if you experience such symptoms, as gum disease is best treated early. Left untreated, gingivitis can become periodontitis, which is much more serious.

Periodontitis affects the soft tissue that holds the teeth in place and can cause the gums to start separating from the teeth. The condition can also spread to the jaw bones, which can start to dissolve, leading to tooth loss. It usually takes some years for periodontitis to develop, and you should make an appointment with a Periodontist if you are experiencing any of the following symptoms:

  • Receding gums
  • A discharge around the gums
  • Your front teeth become more spaced out
  • Your teeth bite together differently

What can my Periodontist do to help?

  1. Your Periodontist will conduct a thorough examination of the gums and teeth, checking how your teeth bite together, whether you have loose teeth and whether your gums are receding.
  2. Periodontic treatment comprises home and practice-based care. It is essential you have good oral hygiene to prevent the development of plaque, so your Periodontist will advise you on the best way to clean your teeth at home.
  3. In the practice, your Periodontist may carry out debridement, also known as root planing, which involves thorough cleaning of gum pockets to remove any plaque or bacteria. You may need a local anaesthetic for this procedure as some patients experience discomfort.
  4. If the treatment does not work or if you have deep or inaccessible gum pockets, your Periodontist may recommend surgery.

Life Benefits

  • Improved oral health
  • Reduces the chance of tooth loss
  • Helps prevent bad breath

Gum disease is very common, and if caught in its earlier stages is relatively easy to combat. Bleeding gums is the first signs of gum disease or Gingivitis. This is normally a sign that you need to see a Dentist!

However, there are some patients who have a more advanced form of this disease, usually known as Periodontitis where the bone supporting your teeth starts to erode away, and who require specialist care. Without treatment, they are at risk of losing their teeth. Periodontics is a branch of dentistry that deals specifically with conditions affecting the gums and soft tissues that support your teeth. They treat periodontal disease (an advanced form of gum disease) and other inflammations of the mouth.Our registered Periodontic Specialist(Periodontist) has years of experience in his field, and can help patients with periodontitis to combat the disease and keep their teeth for life.

Call 020 8786 6800 today to book your appointment.