At The Brace Orthodontic Practice, we don’t just look after the health of your teeth, we make sure your gums are in good shape too. Some of our patients present with gum disease, known as periodontitis. Our resident periodontist, Dr Dominiki Chatzopoulous, offers private sessions to help treat gum disease.
Gum disease is a common condition and occurs when the tissue around your teeth becomes inflamed. This is caused when plaque builds up due to insufficient brushing and flossing. The bacteria in the plaque build-up can cause gums to become inflamed and infected.
As your gums shrink back from your teeth, it allows bacteria to get below the gum line where it causes damage to the tissue and bone structure that support your teeth.
Warning signs of gum disease include:
Left untreated, gum disease can lead to movement of the teeth and even tooth loss. Although it is one of the most common diseases in humans, it is easily preventable.
At The Brace, we offer a range of treatments not only to treat gum disease but also to combat the effect it may have had on the appearance of your smile.
Using specialist techniques, Dr Chatzopoulous can restore lost bone and gum, replace lost teeth with traditional prosthetics such as bridges, or with dental implants, and help straighten teeth which have become crooked due to mobility caused by gum disease.
For some patients, gum disease is genetic, but there are ways to prevent the disease:
There is now clear scientific evidence that gum disease can cause a number of other medical conditions, including heart disease, so good oral hygiene is an important part of maintaining your general health.
If you have gum disease, or are concerned you are showing the signs of gum disease developing, book an appointment with our specialist periodontist, Dr Dominiki Chatzopoulous, at The Brace today.
15 Artillery Passage,
London, E1 7LJ