GUM TREATMENT

From non-surgical through to surgical solutions available by our specialist periodontist Dr Claudia Brown

Our periodontist is a specialist dentist that only carries out gum treatments, and can help to reverse the damage caused by gum disease. Dr Claudia Brown is highly respected in the field and has years of practical experience. Many clinics and dentists recommend patients to her. Dr Brown always performs an in-depth examination and works with the latest materials and equipment. For example, some cases are treated with a Waterlase laser, the technology very few in the UK can offer.

What is periodontal (gum) disease?

Gum disease begins as gingivitis and is caused by bacteria-rich plaque and tartar on the teeth. This bacteria causes harmful chemicals to irritate the gums and cause bleeding. You should contact your dentist immediately if you experience such symptoms. Gum disease is must be treated early. Left untreated, gingivitis can become periodontitis or advanced periodontitis.

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, turning into advanced periodontitis and potentially leading to the teeth becoming loose.

Symptoms and reasons to see a periodontist
  • Receding gums

  • A discharge around the gums

  • Your front teeth become more spaced out

  • Your teeth bite together differently

  • You have periodontal pockets

  • You have been diagnosed with gum disease

Am I likely to have periodontal disease?

Around 60% of the population is susceptible, however, this can be aggravated by genetics, stress or smoking. Certain conditions such as uncontrolled diabetes, cardiovascular disease or even pregnancy may increase susceptibility.

ONE OF THE VERY FEW CLINICS TO OFFER STATE-OF-THE-ART WATERLASE LASER TREATMENT

FULL CLINICAL ASSESSMENT

Your periodontist with 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. After the consultation, a detailed plan is put together for your gum care. Periodontic treatment comprises of home and practice-based care. It is essential you have good oral hygiene to prevent the development of plaque. Your periodontist will advise you on the best way to clean your teeth at home and maintain good oral hygiene.

We one of the few practices to provide Waterlase laser solution to assist with your gum treatment. The technology allows us to provide non-invasive treatment with very fast healing times.

Duration varies and it depends on the severity of your gum problem.

Dr Claudia Brown is a qualified dentist and registered Specialist Periodontist with the General Dental council. Dr Claudia is a member of the British Society of Periodontology (BSP), and the International Team for Implantology (ITI). She also examines postgraduate dentists for the Royal College of Surgeons of England nationally and internationally.Dr Brown firmly believes in informative treatment process so her patient can be always aware of each stage of the their treatment. Claudia has a keen interest in voluntary work especially involving the homeless and the elderly. She has undertaken dental voluntary work/health education in rural Uganda and Kenya, Crisis at Christmas and participated in race for life on a few occasions. She is currently organising a dental voluntary trip to Jamaica next year. Read more here. 

Our periodontist specifically treats conditions affecting the gums and the soft tissues, which support your teeth, such as gum disease and other inflammations of the mouth. Some of Dr Brown non-surgical and surgical treatments:

  • Full mouth Waterlase laser treatment for the treatment of periodontitis and peri-implantitis
  • Frenectomy
  • Resective Pocket Reduction Therapy
  • Regenerative periodontal surgery
  • Periodontal plastic surgery

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