We believe in prevention over cure wherever possible...
...this is why we partner with our patients to safeguard their dental and gum health through a regular check-up and cleaning schedule. We understand how easily regular periodontal maintenance can get out of hand, so we are always here to help you take back control of your oral health.
Periodontal treatment is a conservative and very effective form of treatment for gum disease, and is an essential component of not only oral healthcare, but also of a patient’s general long-term health and wellbeing. Receiving timely periodontal care is essential to slow down the process of gum disease once it has set in and thereby prevent eventual tooth loss down the line. Periodontal (gum) disease, known as gingivitis in the early stages, involves the build-up of plaque and calculus (tartar) underneath your gums. Once this build-up has formed, it is impossible to remove at home using standard toothbrushes or floss, and treatment by one of our highly qualified and experienced Dental Hygienists is required.
Unlike a routine Scale and Polish treatment, which involves the removal of bacteria and plaque deposits from the surface of the teeth themselves, above the gumline – during Periodontal Treatment your hygienist will give your teeth a deep clean, removing all calculus and bacteria below the gum line. This aims to promote the reattachment of your gums and bone to the tooth again, as the invasive build-up of plaque and detritus will have loosened the affected area of gum’s hold on the teeth. This process is generally referred to as a Deep Periodontal Cleaning for this reason, although your hygienist will discuss the specific aspects of your cleaning that are required during your appointment with us, and it can also be referred to more specifically as Scaling and Root Debridement.