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Periodontist in Ealing

Gum Disease - Everything you need to know

"I have been very impressed with how my teeth have responded and am very happy with the treatment provided." - Mrs E.S.

Periodontal (gum) disease is an infection of the tissues surrounding and supporting the teeth.

Periodontal Consultation £120
(Full mouth)

Includes small x-rays

Periodontist in Ealing

The gums (gingivae) are firm fibrous tissue attached to the bone of the jaw. They cover the bottom part of the crown of the tooth and extend down to the cheek. Healthy gums are around 1mm thick and have a good blood supply.

The tooth is attached to the bone of the jaw by a fibrous ligament, the periodontal ligament. This can stretch and acts like a cushion for the tooth in the bone of the jaw.

The gums are at their thickest around the tooth. When healthy, the gum forms a tight collar around and between each tooth. The gum collar dips downwards on the inner and outer surface of each tooth but rises between the teeth.

The gums may recede slightly with age according to the natural bone level of the tooth. This can expose more of each tooth. If the sensitive dentine of the root is exposed, the tooth can become sensitive.

Most of the adult population have some degree of gum disease. This can vary from a mild inflammation of the gums (gingivitis) to advanced gum disease (periodontal disease or periodontitis), when the fibres of the periodontal ligament attaching the tooth to the bone become affected and the bony support of the tooth is eaten away. The teeth eventually become loose and may be lost. In the past periodontal disease was known as pyorrhoea. More teeth are lost from gum disease than dental decay.

A small degree of gingivitis is common during pregnancy. Bleeding gums become much more common but the condition can be easily controlled with extra attention to tooth cleaning.

Contact us today to speak to a periodontist in Ealing and see how we can help you.

Dr. Manish Bose

Clinical Director Specialist in Periodontology (GDC 72111)

Dr Bose became the owner of the practice in 2011. Manish qualified as a dentist from Manchester University in 1996 and the worked as a general dentist for a few years. He then worked as a Senior House officer in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery for 3 years during which period he passed his Diploma with the Royal College of Surgeons which then offered him the opportunity to commence on a 3 year Specialist training program in Periodontology at University College London/Eastman Dental Institute. He passed with a distinction and became an accredited member of the European Federation of Periodontology. He also passed the Membership in Restorative Dentistry (MRD) with the Royal College of Surgeons England, which entitled him to be on the Specialist Register with the General Dental council.

He then worked as fulltime lecturer in Restorative Dentistry at Bristol Dental Hospital. He now devotes his time between his own Specialist private practice and teaching commitments. He has also been involved in undergraduate and postgraduate training, as well as lecturing both nationally and internationally on his Speciality.

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