Teeth can sometimes lose bone and gum support as a result of gum disease. This can lead to progressive loosening of the tooth and eventual loss of the tooth if the gum disease is not treated.
At Pearl Dental Clinic, we take gum disease very seriously and every patient undergoing a full examination is provided with gum assessment to determine if any gum disease exists.
If active gum disease exists, we usually recommend sessions of deep cleaning (Advanced gum treatment) with our Periodontist (Gum Specialist) where all the bacteria is removed from the tooth and root surface under Local Anaesthetic if necessary.
We also would assess your daily cleaning methods and recommend any changes that would be necessary in order to make your daily cleaning more effective in removing plaque.
Sometimes other factors such as smoking or diabetes may also be contributing to the worsening gum condition and we would inform you if you need to make any changes to improve your gum condition.
A healthy tooth.
Plaque builds up gum and bone may begin to recede.
Sometimes the gum recedes with the bone and sometimes it doesn’t.
Either way the tooth may become mobile.
The effects of gum disease can lower the gumline.
This will in turn expose the dentine of the root which contains the tubules leading directly to the nerve.
Hot, cold & sometimes sweet foods can cause pain.
A special paste is available that can be applied to provide some relief from this condition
Our Practice is open seven days a week from 8am till 11pm. You can book a consultation with one of our experienced dentists by calling 0208 547 9997 or emailing us for further information or to arrange a consultation.