Keeping the gums disease-free

We don’t want you to see our periodontist in Ealing. Honestly, we would rather you didn’t have to call on the services of our clinical director, Dr Manish Bose. Manish is a highly experienced and skilled periodontist in Ealing, having completed a 3-year programme in periodontology at University College London. He’s been a dentist for more than 20 years, so he’s seen his share of gums in that time.

Periodontist in EalingBut we really would rather you didn’t have to call on his expertise. This is because gum disease is preventable, and if we had our way, none of our patients would succumb to it.

What is a periodontist?

Let’s go back a step and explain what a periodontist in Ealing does. A periodontist focuses on the treatment Fn the supporting structures of the teeth. This includes the gums and the periodontal ligament that attaches the tooth to the jawbone.

What is gum disease?

Gum disease is very common, and most adults will have it at some point in their lives. In its early stages, it’s not a problem. You may have seen a little blood come out when you brush your teeth – this could be a sign of mild gum disease. With a little extra care in cleaning your teeth, this can be resolved. If it carries on for a while, you should consult your periodontist in Ealing.

If this is left untreated, it can progress to advanced gum disease. This affects the periodontal ligament and loosens the tooth.

But this can be avoided with a great oral hygiene routine. This is why we impress on our patients the importance of coming in for their regular 6-monthly check-up. This way we can spot the early signs of gum disease and treat it before it becomes a problem. We can also remove the build-up of plaque and tartar that eventually causes disease and decay. Don’t feel bad for this: only professional dental equipment can remove this hardened substance.

You can do your bit by brushing and flossing twice a day and eating a diet that is low in refined sugar. With all this in place, you may never need to see our periodontist in Ealing.