Periodontics & Gum Disease


Periodontology is a branch of dentistry that focuses on the tooth’s supporting structures and the disorders that impact them. Gum Disease and Gingivitis are examples of conditions that a periodontist would treat.


Periodontal therapy includes:


  • Treatment for Gingivitis
  • The treatment of periodontitis
  • Treatment for periodontal disease around dental implants – peri-implantitis
  • Repair of an irregular gumline
  • Gum grafting to correct gum recession
  • remedy for bad breath
  • Dental Implant Procedure


What are the symptoms of periodontitis?


Variable manifestations and symptoms may include the following:

  • Bleeding while brushing teeth.
  • Red, swollen and perhaps sensitive gums.
  • Chronic foul breath
  • Gums that have separated from the teeth.
  • Retracted gums
  • Teeth that are loose or have shifted position.
  • Oral discharge or pus around the gums
  • A modification to the way teeth bite together.


In its severe stages, periodontal disease can be difficult for non-specialist dentists and hygienists to treat. We have registered periodontists that can handle even the most difficult problems. Whenever feasible, they will collaborate with our hygienists to provide our patients with the most adaptable treatment programmes.

How do I calm down before going to the dentist?

  • Talk to someone about it to make your feel better
  • Listen to music
  • Focus on your breathing while in the chair
  • Pick the first appointment so you don’t have time to worry about it
  • Your dentist can prescribe you anxiety relief medication

What can a dentist give you for anxiety?

Your dentist can prescribe you anxiety relief medication which is taken about an hour before the appointment to help you relax. If a patient has an extreme phobia of the dentist, they may suggest conscious sedation so that your treatment can be done comfortably and efficiently.

How common is dental anxiety?

Having a dental phobia is very common and affects about 36% of the population. 12% also suffer with an extreme fear of the dentist. This can have an impact on patient’s oral health as they might avoid coming to the dentist. If there are any problems that are left untreated, they may get worse which can make it harder for these patients as the treatment may become more invasive the longer a treatment is delayed.

What is considered conscious sedation?

Conscious sedation is a mixture of medication to help relax a person while blocking pain with anaesthetic. This can be done for medical and dental procedures. It means that the patient is awake and aware of what is going on but is unable to feel pain or speak. This type of sedation is recommended for patients who are very nervous as it can make the procedure a lot easier for the patient and dentist.

What does conscious sedation feel like?

The effects of sedation feel different depending in the type of sedation and the person under sedation. The main symptoms include feeling relaxed and drowsy. The more the sedation kicks in it can get rid of any anxiety or stress that may have been felt before the sedation. This is why it is a great option for patients with dental phobias.

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