At Al-FaPerio, our innovative laser gum treatment is available at our periodontal clinic. We offer periodontal therapy that helps treat, diagnose and prevent gum disease. As the UK’s leading periodontal clinic offering laser gum treatment for periodontal treatments, we believe in creating a strong and healthy oral foundation.
Gum disease is highly common in the UK, with up to 9 in 10 people having some form of it. At our periodontal clinic, our team of specialists can diagnose, plan and offer dependable, effective and long-lasting treatment.
Whether you have receding gums, bad breath, or a form of gum disease, our periodontal clinic in Essex is here to help. We continue to welcome new patients in and around the London and Essex area. Visit our clinic today by booking an appointment with us.
Periodontal (Gum) Disease
Understanding Periodontal Disease
The phrase “long in the tooth” is a common one – it further perpetuates the idea that people should naturally lose their teeth as they get older, but this need not be the case. Some people become more prone to gum disease as they get older and therefore are more at risk of losing their teeth, but there is something they can do about it. Gum disease, or periodontitis, is usually symptom-free until it gets to the more advanced stages. In these later stages you may experience pain, bad tastes or bad breath, receding gums, teeth that have drifted or moved position, loose teeth, and abscesses.
The best way to catch gum disease in time is to have regular dental check-ups so your dentist can detect it in the earlier stages when it is easier to manage. It can, however, be managed at any stage, to hopefully prevent tooth loss.
Many people think that bleeding gums are normal. This is not the case; bleeding gums, while painless, are an early sign of gum disease. Treating gum disease is not just about having a healthy mouth, gum diseases can increase your risk of heart disease, stroke, diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis, respiratory diseases, stress and depression, and other aspects of general health.
If your dentist detects some degree of gum disease, they may refer you to a periodontist. This is a dentist who spent several years specialising in the management of gum diseases, and is therefore perhaps better qualified and equipped to manage the condition for you.
A Specialist in Periodontics is a periodontist who has accredited training, usually including some teaching experience, research, and multi-disciplinary training, and is on the specialist list held by The General Dental Council.
Some patients see periodontists for other conditions not directly related to gum disease. These may be conditions such as extensively receding gums due to trauma from toothbrushing, removal of gum swellings, or as part of complicated treatment plans requiring extensive crown and bridgework, or for the preparation and placement of dental implants.
Specialist Periodontal Treatment
Your gums are incredibly important for your mouth. This is why we offer innovative gum treatments designed to eliminate gum infections and restore your oral health to a high standard.
Dr Rana Al-Falaki oversees our periodontal and gum disease treatments. She developed several laser dentistry techniques that have helped many patients. Unlike traditional gum disease and periodontal treatments, laser dentistry offers a number of benefits.
Gum disease can cause excessive bone and gum deterioration that can lead to further oral complications. Laser gum treatment can reverse damage caused by gum infections.
Benefits of Laser Gum Treatment from Al-FaPerio:
- A minimalistic, discreet gum disease treatment
- Treatment is designed to be comfortable and pain-free
- Less gum recession during post-treatment
- Eliminates infection and promotes bone regeneration
Al-FaPerio uses a unique, signature plan that enables us to design and carry out gum treatment, creating long-lasting results. This plan allows us to carry out effective laser gum treatments and therapy, which is why we are an award-winning periodontal clinic.
If you believe you have gum disease or have more questions about our gum treatments, contact us today on 02085060701. You can also book an appointment with us and visit our periodontal clinic in London at a time and date that suits you.
Specialist Periodontal Treatments Can Include:
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Does gum disease go away?
We understand that for many, the dentist’s chair is the last place they want to be. However, if you have the signs of gum disease, doing nothing will only result in the condition worsening.
Unfortunately, gum disease does not go away on its own, and you will need to receive professional treatment in order to treat the condition. The good news is that it is treatable, as long as you don’t leave it too long.
What are the warning signs of gum disease?
Gum disease doesn’t just appear over night, and there are several warning signs that you can look out for which will help you identify the need for additional care early on. The first stages of gum disease is usually swollen, or bleeding gums when brushing. You may also have bad breath. This stage is known as gingivitis and can be treated early on before periodontitis develops.
We advise that if your finding that your gums bleed after brushing or flossing, that you make an appointment with your dentist to explore the issue further.
What are the main causes of gum disease?
Gum disease is caused by a build up of plaque on the surface of the tooth. It can happen to anyone, but the most effective way of keeping it at bay is by brushing your teeth twice a day for at least 2 minutes each time in order to fight plaque build-up.
Does gum disease hurt?
Sometimes. Gum disease can cause your gums to become swollen, bloody and sore, and this increased sensitivity may cause discomfort if left untreated.
It’s important to note however, that gum disease isn’t always painful, and that you must keep an eye out for other symptoms of gum disease in order to avoid missing the diagnosis.