The type of treatment recommended by your Periodontist will depend on the stage of gum disease and the extent of deterioration in the gums, teeth and surrounding areas of bone and tissue.
Following x-rays and a thorough periodontal examination your treatment options will be discussed in detail with you and you will have the chance to ask any questions you may have.
Some of the treatment options may include;
Scaling and root planing are well-known non-surgical treatments that involve the careful removal of plaque and tartar from the tooth roots. The harmful bacteria from deep beneath the gums are removed, helping to prevent the plaque from accumulating there again in the future.
There may be a need in some cases for your Periodontist to recommend that to eliminate bone infections or regenerate lost bone surgery may be required. Some of these include:
Pocket Reduction – Following the application of a local anaesthetic the gum tissue is folded back and any irregular surfaces of damaged bone are smoothed to expose hidden harmful bacteria which are then removed.
Bone Regeneration – After a local anaesthetic is applied, the gum tissue is folded back and the deeper tissue is exposed for the disease-causing bacteria to be removed. At this point bone grafts, membranes or tissue-stimulating proteins are often used to aid the body in regenerating tissue and bone and help reverse some of the damage caused by the disease.
As with most dental treatments, the cost will depend on the individual patient’s needs and treatment plan as no two patients are the same. At The Essex Smile Centre, our Periodontists are dedicated to providing the very best treatment to those suffering from gum and periodontal disease. We can help treat the problems associated with gum disease such as gum inflammation and infections and address the build-up of plaque and tartar to help prevent future problems.
When left untreated, gum disease will inevitably result in the loss of teeth, which is something we are always keen to prevent. If you have any concerns in this area and would like to book an appointment with our expert Periodontists in Essex, then please contact The Essex Smile Centre today.