In the vast world of dentistry, there exists a specialised field that often remains under the radar, yet plays a vital role in ensuring our smiles stay as healthy as possible: periodontics.
If you’ve ever wondered about the importance of seeing a periodontist, you’re in the right place. Let’s explore why booking an appointment might be essential for you.
- Expertise in Gum Health:
Periodontists are the unsung heroes for gum health. They undergo an additional four to five years of training after dental school, focusing specifically on the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of gum diseases. When you’re facing issues like gingivitis or more advanced periodontal diseases, these are the experts you need by your side.
- Addressing Tooth Loss:
One of the main causes of tooth loss in adults is gum disease. Periodontists not only treat the disease but can recommend the most appropriate solutions like dental implants and bridges to replace missing teeth.
- Aesthetic Procedures:
Thinking about enhancing your smile? Periodontists can help. From gum grafts to crown lengthening, they can reshape and redefine your gums to ensure your smile is both healthy and beautiful.
- Preventing Serious Health Issues:
Research has linked gum disease with heart disease, diabetes, and other systemic health issues. Seeing a periodontist can, therefore, be a step not just for oral health, but overall well-being. By treating and keeping gum diseases at bay, you’re investing in your body’s broader health landscape.
- Personalised Care:
Every mouth is unique, with its set of challenges and needs. Periodontists excel in creating tailored treatment plans. Whether it’s combatting an aggressive gum disease, rectifying the effects of medications on your oral health, or simply giving specialised advice, they’ve got you covered.
While regular check-ups with a general dentist are crucial, there are moments and conditions when the expertise of a periodontist becomes indispensable. Whether for preventative measures, aesthetic desires, or treatments, their specialised skills are paramount to ensure that the foundations of our smiles – our gums – are as healthy as they can be.
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Remember, a radiant smile isn’t just about the teeth. It’s about the health and harmony of the entire oral ecosystem. So, the next time you think about dental care, consider paying a visit to a periodontist. Your gums will thank you for it!
If you’re concerned about gum disease, would like to book a consultation or would like more information about gum disease, please call us on 020 3925 1676 to speak with our friendly team or fill out our contact form.
Dr Neesha Patel, Clinical Director at Pure Periodontics, is widely recognised as one of the best periodontal disease specialists London has to offer.
Pure Periodontics is a specialist periodontics practice, conveniently located near Liverpool Street Station in the heart of the City of London.