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Periodontics deals with the maintenance and treatment of the gums and supporting structures of the teeth. The gums are the foundations for the teeth. Therefore, if they are not well looked after teeth cannot be truly healthy. A periodontist specialises in prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of gum inflammation and periodontal disease. Here at the clinic, we can offer a number of treatments.
Dr. Sonum Patel is our registered specialist Periodontist. Dr. Patel gained her BDS (Hons) from King’s College London Dental Institute in 2013. Following this, she worked as a Senior House Officer in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery in various hospitals in the South. Sonum has completed her three years of Specialist training in Periodontology at UCL Eastman Dental Institute and he has successfully completed her Specialist training exit examinations at the Royal College of Surgeons.
There are many possible signs and symptoms a patient could experience during the development of Periodontitis. Some of which include, bleeding, red or swollen gums, loose teeth, receding gums, and bad breath. Treatment for Periodontitis is a specialised area and patients will, therefore need to consult Dr. Sonum Patel. During the consultation, he can establish the extent of the issue and offer treatment accordingly. This may include deep cleaning and scaling for a thorough removal of plaque, or a periodontal surgery.
Gum recession treatment could involve some of the same techniques used for treating Periodontitis, along with procedures such as gum grafting or bone regeneration. Gum recession could have a number of causes. Getting to the root of this cause can allow effective treatment. Whether the cause is bruxism, vigorous brushing, inadequate oral hygiene, or gum disease there are ways we can help.
Crown lengthening is a procedure to extend the visible size of the tooth. This treatment can also be performed to make it easier to attach a dental crown. Also for people suffering from a gummy smile, there is gum reshaping which can totally change a person’s look.
Dr. Sonum Patel accepts referrals from dentists working at Pearl Dental Clinic and also from dentists working in other practices for Periodontal procedures. Patients can book-in directly for a consultation with Dr. Patel by calling the practice or booking online.
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