A periodontist is a dentist with advanced education who specialises in the gums. More specifically, periodontists prevent and treat gum disease and other issues affecting the tissues that surround and support your teeth. Periodontists also provide tailored implant solutions to patients with a few or many missing teeth.
At Ikon Dental Suite, our periodontist in Ealing has advanced training and can diagnose and treat all the disorders, infections and diseases of the gums, the most common of them being gum disease.
Learn more about gum disease
Even if your smile looks healthy and beautiful, you cannot know what happens inside your mouth without the expert knowledge of the periodontist in Ealing. Gum disease is a general term that describes many infections of the mouth which are related to the periodontic ligaments – in simple words, the tissues that hold your teeth in place. In general, gum disease shows no symptoms during its early stage. However, if you have bleeding, puffed, sensitive, red or inflamed gums or a bad taste in your mouth, it is time to book an appointment with the periodontist in Ealing. If you leave this condition untreated it can cause more serious problems such as abscesses, loose or moving teeth, and ultimately tooth loss.
Periodontists are also through trained in dental implants and know how and where to place them in the jawbone for maximum impact. Moreover, they have the expertise and experience to place dental implants by taking into consideration functional, restorative and aesthetic parameters. Finally, a periodontist also knows which treatments may be essential before, during and after implant placement to maximise implant retention and prevent infection.
When should I see the periodontist?
If you have one of the symptoms below, it’s time to book an appointment with your periodontist in Ealing:
- short-term or chronic gum disease
- jaw problems
- tooth loss
- abscesses or other conditions affecting your jawbone.
To learn more about our treatments for gum disease or the dental implant options we offer in Ealing and to schedule a consultation with our periodontist, please call us today and we will be happy to help.