Prophylaxis and Periodontitis

Check-ups

The prophylaxis treatment includes a check-up of your teeth and gums: if required or requested our professional dentist will also show you how best to brush and care for your teeth at home

Dental hygiene

Dental hygiene also benefits the preservation of your gums and supporting bone structure as well as adding to the overall aesthetic effect of your teeth.

Digital X-rays

In our surgery we use the most up-to-date digital X-ray machines which emit minimal radiation waves.

Periodontitis

Your gums need to be kept healthy

Many adults develop gingivitis, redness, swelling or bleeding in their gums

With regular professional care (Dental Hygiene) gingivitis can be successfully healed.

Chronic periodontitis causes the bone to regress (or to shrink) leaving a hollow space in the gum which is called the tooth pocket. Because these tooth pockets cannot be fully reached using a normal toothbrush, an inflammation or infection can often develop.

We have found that laser treatment is very successful in managing this problem. The tissue is thoroughly cleaned and the bacteria eliminated, thus allowing the tooth pocket to regenerate.