What To Expect During Your Appointment

At Kai Dental, our Dentist with special interest in periodontics can provide an assessment, design a treatment plan addressing your dental situation, manage the case, review your progress and help you to regain a state of good oral health. The periodontal treatment required could be non-surgical.

Scaling and root planing – plaque and tartar in the periodontal pockets are carefully cleaned through a scaling process. Root debridement involves smoothing of the root to remove the bacterial toxins.

In many cases, these methods, along with regular maintenance, may successfully treat the periodontal disease. In cases of severe periodontitis or where the gum problems cannot be solely addressed by any of the above treatments, surgical methods may be required.

-Pocket reduction surgery – the gums are repositioned snugly around the tooth. This aims to reduce the depth of the periodontal pockets and decrease the areas where the bacteria can thrive.

-Guided tissue regeneration – a mesh-like fabric fragment is inserted between the gum tissue and bone to prevent unwanted extension of the gum tissue in the bone area. It is done in conjunction with a procedure that first eliminates the bacteria. It can stimulate bone and connective tissue regrowth for better tooth support.

-Soft tissue grafting – gum tissue from another area in the mouth is used to cover the roots exposed due to the receding gums. This can restore the gum line, safeguard the tooth from decay, reduce further bone loss and recession.

If you would like further information, click here or request an appointment by calling 020 7229 4033.

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