Periodontics & Gum Disease
Do you often suffer from any of the following problems?
- Red, swollen or bleeding gums
- A recurring metallic taste in the mouth
- Receding gums
- Loose teeth and gaps between the teeth caused by the collagen in the gums breaking down
These are symptoms of Periodontitis and you may be suffering from a problem in the tissue that surrounds and supports your teeth (periodontium). At first you might not feel any pain or difficulty and may tend to ignore the early symptoms. However, if left unchecked, any of the above mentioned symptoms can lead to the loss of the bone around the teeth and thereafter to the loosening and ultimately the loss of the teeth themselves.
However, there is no reason to worry. We at Blue Sky Dental have specialist Periodontists who can diagnose gum diseases through x-ray, visual analysis and by taking measurements around your gums around the infected area.
Did you know that Periodontitis is linked to:
- Myocardial infarction and atherosclerosis
- Impaired memory and mental capacity in people over 60 years of age
- Poor health of new born babies
Therefore, we at Blue Sky Dental strongly advise that the symptoms get checked in the early stages so that precautionary treatment can be initiated before too much damage is rendered
At Blue Sky Dental we have two General Dental Council registered Specialists in Periodontics, Dr. Elizabeth Martinelli and Dr. Edward Sammut, who will give you a thorough periodontal exam. They can then work with you to help control and/or prevent the disease process, by working on a tailored treatment plan designed just for you.
A Specialist Periodontist is a dentist who has additional training and qualifications needed to diagnose and treat periodontal (gum) problems.Â The majority of the work carried out by periodontist centres around the management of gum disease and theyÂ are able to offer procedures that are generally outside the scope of general dentists andÂ hygienists. As well as this they can also offer procedures to improve theÂ appearanceÂ of the gums (periodontal plastic surgery). Many periodontists as carry out the surgical placement of dental implants and increasingly are now being called upon to manage gum problems around implants.Â In the UK a specialist in periodontics has to undergo a specialist training pathway in Periodontics which involves 2 to 3 years of general professional training followed by the completion of a 3 to 4 years specialist training program which consists of both formal teaching and hands-on training.
The treatments carried out by our specialists are:
- Gum Disease associated with Implants
- The treatment of Halitosis
Our specialist Periodontists will also help you prevent Periodontitis with proper brushing, flossing, regular check-ups, and prescribing recommended oral hygiene aids.
Wish to know more about specialist Periodontics treatments available at our Essex dental clinic?
Call us today at 01245 211070 for your NO OBLIGATION consultation