We pride ourselves in helping you develop positive long term oral health habits to ensure oral health is maintained throughout your life. From time to time your dentist may require some additional specialist support from a Periodontist.
A Periodontist is a dentist who specialises in the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of periodontal (gum) disease and in the treatment of oral inflammation. Our Patient-focused team understands that if you are referred to a Periodontist this can be a very worrying time as the word gum disease and its association with tooth loss can be frightening.
The first thing we assure our patients is that periodontal disease is widespread - in fact it is the most common disease in humankind. Although traditionally associated with not looking after your teeth we now know this is neither fair or accurate. Many factors are at play, including a number that are uncontrollable. The disease is no respect of age or profession.