Periodontics Treatment

Understanding Periodontics

Periodontics is a specialised field that addresses the health of your gums and the surrounding structures that support your teeth. Healthy gums are crucial for maintaining strong teeth and a beautiful smile. Our Periodontics services are designed to diagnose and treat various gum conditions, ensuring the long-term health and stability of your oral cavity.

Comprehensive Evaluation and Diagnosis

Our Periodontics treatment begins with a comprehensive evaluation of your gum health. Our highly skilled periodontists will carefully examine your gums, assess the depth of periodontal pockets, and evaluate the condition of your gum tissue. We may also utilise advanced diagnostic tools, such as dental x-rays and periodontal charting, to gather a complete picture of your oral health.

Treatment for Gum Disease

If gum disease is diagnosed, our periodontists will develop a personalised treatment plan to address your specific condition. Depending on the severity of the gum disease, treatment options may include scaling and root planing (deep cleaning), antibiotic therapy, or surgical interventions such as flap surgery or gum grafts. Our goal is to eliminate infection, promote gum tissue healing, and prevent further damage to your gums and bone structure.

Gum Recession Treatment

Gum recession, characterised by the exposure of tooth roots and a receding gumline, can lead to tooth sensitivity and an unattractive smile. Our periodontists are skilled in performing gum grafting procedures to restore the lost gum tissue and improve the aesthetics and health of your smile.

Dental Implant Placement and Maintenance

Dental implants are a popular and effective solution for replacing missing teeth. Our periodontists have extensive expertise in dental implant placement, ensuring optimal outcomes for our patients. We provide comprehensive implant services, including bone grafting, if needed, to create a solid foundation for implant success. Additionally, we offer ongoing maintenance and care to ensure the long-term health of your dental implants.

Gum Contouring and Crown Lengthening

For patients with a “gummy” smile or uneven gumline, our periodontists can perform gum contouring procedures to reshape and sculpt the gum tissue for a more harmonious smile. Crown lengthening, on the other hand, involves removing excess gum tissue to expose more of the tooth structure, providing a stable foundation for dental restorations.

Ongoing Gum Maintenance and Support

Maintaining healthy gums is a lifelong commitment, and at our Private dental practice in Dumfries, our periodontists will work closely with you to develop a personalised maintenance plan that includes regular check-ups, professional cleanings, and guidance on proper oral hygiene practices. We are dedicated to supporting your long-term gum health and overall oral well-being.

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A periodontist is a dental specialist who focuses on the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of gum diseases and other conditions that affect the supporting structures of the teeth, such as the gums and bone.
It is advisable to see a periodontist if you are experiencing symptoms of gum disease, such as swollen or bleeding gums, persistent bad breath, or loose teeth. Regular visits to a periodontist can also help maintain healthy gums and prevent gum problems.
Periodontists offer various treatments, including scaling and root planing (deep cleaning), gum grafting, dental implant placement, crown lengthening, and periodontal surgery. They specialize in addressing gum disease, gum recession, and other gum-related issues.
Periodontal treatments are typically performed under local anaesthesia, ensuring that you don’t feel pain during the procedure. Some discomfort or sensitivity may be experienced during the healing process, but it can usually be managed with over-the-counter pain medications.
The duration of periodontal treatment depends on the specific condition being treated, its severity, and individual factors. Some treatments may be completed in a single appointment, while others may require multiple visits over several weeks or months.
General dentists are trained to provide basic periodontal care. However, for more complex or advanced cases, a periodontist’s specialized knowledge and expertise are recommended to ensure the best possible outcome.

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If you are seeking specialised care for your gum health, schedule a consultation with the experienced periodontists at GK Dental Implant and Cosmetic Clinic in Dumfries. We are committed to providing you with personalised periodontal treatments and helping you achieve a healthy, beautiful smile. Contact us today to book an appointment and take the first step towards optimal gum health.

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