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Periodontal disease and treatment

Diagnosis and treatment of gum disease, Abbey Road Dental in St John's Wood

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Often painless gum disease can remain symptomless or you may notice bleeding gums, bad breath, gum recession, swollen gums and sensitive teeth. Thousands of bacteria live in our mouths. Most are harmless, but the harmful ones release toxins which cause damage to the supporting structures of our teeth.

Following a comprehensive dental examination our dental hygienist can provide treatment, whether that be maintenance scaling and polishing or specific periodontal therapy; treatment to remove the bacteria and toxins causing gum infection and damage. Gum disease is highly complex and progressive. Left untreated can lead to tooth loss . We consider you dental hygiene appointments to be as important as your dental examination and screening.

Gum disease treatment

Preventive Treatment

Abbey Road Dental provides preventive treatments for all family members. What this means is we aim to provide treatments to reduce the risk of dental disease. Along with dental screening we offer dietary and oral hygiene advice along with fluoride treatments being an integral part of our maintenance programme. Our dental hygienist offers preventive programmes for all ages as we understand the value of preventing disease.

We welcome everyone in to our care at our St John’s Wood practice: from the very young to the very old. We understand how to take care of nervous patients and dental phobics. We are experts in family dentistry and know how to care for each individual.

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