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Periodontal Specialist

Treating periodontal disease is essential to your oral health and general well being as it may affect the structures that support your teeth, such as the gums and bone.

If you have been diagnosed with periodontal disease we may refer you to a specialist (also known as a periodontist) who has extensive training, expertise and knowledge in this area.

At Horton Dental Practice we want our patients to receive the highest level of care and benefit from the latest in available treatments. You may be referred to a periodontist if we believe you require further treatment or specialist advice.

Visiting a periodontal specialist

Periodontal specialists are highly skilled in the treatment of oral inflammation, advanced gum disease and in treating patients with additional medical conditions.

The specialist will review your medical and dental history. They will need to know about any medications or medical issues as this can affect the treatments offered.

During your visit they will carry out a thorough examination to make accurate treatment recommendations.

The periodontist may measure your periodontal pockets. This technique involves using a small measurement instrument to determine the extent of any infection between your teeth and gums. They may also take x-rays if there is a concern about bone loss or damage.

A periodontist can perform a range of treatments such as:

  • Root canal treatment
  • Root scaling and planning
  • Surgical procedures to treat severe gum infections
  • Placing or repairing dental implants

Before you are referred to a specialist, your team at Horton Dental Practice will discuss the need for and benefits of this additional care.

Please call Horton Dental Practice today on 020 8391 9222 or click here to contact us.

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