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Periodontist London

Periodontal therapy is the treatment and prevention of gum disease. Healthy teeth need healthy gums and if left untreated gum disease can cause the loss of our teeth. But if we give our gums proper treatment and care, our teeth should last a lifetime.


At Ten Dental, our award-winning clinics in Balham and Clapham, London, we understand the crucial role healthy gums play in maintaining oral health and well-being. Our highly skilled periodontal specialists are dedicated to providing comprehensive care for patients with gum disease and other periodontal concerns.

Periodontal disease, also known as gum disease, is a serious infection of the gums and supporting structures of the teeth. Left untreated, it can lead to tooth loss and other systemic health problems. Our periodontal specialists are experts in diagnosing, treating, and managing all stages of gum disease, from mild gingivitis to advanced periodontitis.

Treatments Offered by Our Periodontal Specialists:

1. Scaling and Root Planing (Deep Cleaning)

This non-surgical procedure involves thoroughly cleaning the tooth roots to remove plaque, tartar, and bacterial toxins that contribute to gum inflammation. Our specialists use advanced ultrasonic and hand instruments to ensure a deep, effective clean.

2. Periodontal Maintenance

After initial treatment, our specialists will develop a personalised maintenance plan to help you maintain healthy gums and prevent the recurrence of gum disease. This may include regular cleanings, oral hygiene instructions, and ongoing monitoring.

3. Gum Grafting

In cases where gum recession has occurred, exposing the tooth roots and causing sensitivity or aesthetic concerns, our specialists may recommend gum grafting. This procedure involves taking gum tissue from another area of the mouth or using donor tissue to cover the exposed roots and restore a healthy gum line.

4. Pocket Reduction Surgery

When gum disease progresses, it can create deep pockets between the teeth and gums, allowing bacteria to accumulate and cause further damage. Pocket reduction surgery involves gently folding back the gum tissue, removing the bacteria, and securing the tissue snugly around the teeth to reduce pocket depth and facilitate easier cleaning.

5. Regenerative Procedures

In advanced cases of gum disease, bone and tissue loss may occur. Our periodontal specialists are skilled in regenerative procedures, such as bone grafting and guided tissue regeneration, which aim to stimulate the regrowth of lost bone and connective tissue, providing a stronger foundation for the teeth.

6. Dental Implant Placement and Maintenance

As experts in implant dentistry, our periodontal specialists play a key role in the placement and maintenance of dental implants. They work closely with our restorative dentists to ensure the long-term success of implant-supported restorations, providing a comprehensive approach to tooth replacement.

At Ten Dental, we use the latest technology and evidence-based techniques to provide our patients with the most effective and comfortable periodontal care possible. Our specialists are committed to staying at the forefront of their field, continuously learning and implementing new advancements to improve patient outcomes.

As a multi-award-winning clinic, Ten Dental is recognised for our commitment to excellence in dentistry, including periodontal care. Our team is dedicated to helping you achieve and maintain optimal gum health, paving the way for a lifetime of healthy smiles.

If you are experiencing symptoms of gum disease or have been referred for periodontal treatment, contact Ten Dental in Balham or Clapham, London, to schedule a consultation with one of our skilled periodontal specialists. We will work with you to develop a personalised treatment plan that addresses your unique needs and helps you regain the health and beauty of your smile.

What is periodontal disease?

Periodontal disease is inflammation and infection of the gums and/or other tissues surrounding the teeth. As many as three in four of us will develop gum disease at some stage, and if left too long, the result can be the loss of teeth.

How does it develop?

Bacterial plaque, a sticky, colourless film, constantly forms on our teeth. When it’s not properly removed by brushing, flossing, and professional cleaning, it hardens into a rough deposit called calculus, or tartar.

The bacteria in plaque produce toxins that irritate the gums and can make them red, tender, swollen, and more likely to bleed.

Further along the track, the toxins begin to destroy the supporting tissues around teeth, forming pockets that fill with more plaque. If allowed to progress further, the bone that supports the teeth may be permanently damaged, and unless treated, the affected teeth can become loose and are eventually lost.

Can I prevent gum disease?

Conscientious removal of plaque by brushing, flossing, and professional cleaning minimises the risks of gum disease. However, other factors can affect the health of your gums, including hereditary factors, stress, diabetes, and pregnancy.

What does periodontal disease involve?

In the earlier stages of gum disease, the treatment involves scaling and root planing, which involves removing plaque and calculus from the pockets around the tooth and smoothing the root surfaces. In most cases of early gum disease, scaling and root planing combined with proper daily cleaning, are all that are required to bring gums back to health.

More advanced cases may require surgical treatment to remove calculus from deep pockets around the teeth, shrink the pockets, smooth the root surfaces, and rearrange gum tissue to make it easier to keep clean.

How much will the treatment cost?

The cost of the periodontal treatment will vary depending on your needs. After your periodontist has examined you and determined the appropriate treatment, he or she can provide you with an estimate of the cost. Keep in mind that treating gum disease is less costly, and better for your health, than replacing teeth lost to untreated gum disease.

Where can I get this treatment?

Ten Dental offers periodontal therapy to treat and prevent gum disease in Clapham and Balham.

Pricing and Finance Options

Access to both interest-free and interest-bearing finance options that
allow you to spread the cost of treatment, making it more affordable.

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