Periodontitis (gum disease) is a condition that causes bone destruction around the teeth, resulting in loss of support and reduced stability, which can lead to loosening of the teeth and tooth loss. Gum disease is a life-long condition that cannot be ‘cured’, just as diabetes, but one can stabilise the condition so it no longer actively destroys the bone and gum which supports the teeth.
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Your periodontal journey at Bristol Dental Specialists will start with a comprehensive mouth assessment by our Specialist in Restorative Dentistry, James Ban. It will include baseline records of your gum condition. It may also include x-rays and photographs to help formulate a diagnosis.
Your diagnosis and prognosis of your teeth will be explained. A bespoke treatment plan will then be formulated for you and your dentist will be informed throughout.
After initial treatment a small number of patients, with extensive periodontal disease may need to undergo periodontal surgery to stabilise their gum condition.
Any need for surgery will be discussed at your review appointment. A majority of patients however, are discharged back to their dentists care and will be referred if and when required.