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Gum disease is reversible
when attended to early

Gum disease, also referred to as Periodontal disease, is a prevalent condition affecting most adults to some extent. It stands as the primary cause of tooth loss globally, yet it is largely preventable. Maintaining the health of your teeth and gums is paramount in dentistry.


The earliest and least severe form of gum disease is Gingivitis. Initial symptoms may include bleeding gums and bad breath. While your gums may appear red and swollen, discomfort is typically minimal at this stage. Unfortunately, this lack of noticeable pain often leads many patients to forgo assessment and treatment, allowing the disease to advance.

Left untreated, a more severe form of gum disease called Periodontitis can emerge. It impacts around 45% of the UK population. Periodontitis can advance, resulting in the loss of supporting tissues and bone around the teeth. Gaps may form between the gums and teeth, teeth can loosen, and ultimately, they may be lost.

We provide treatment for:
  • Gingivitis & Periodontitis (Gum disease can occur around teeth)  
  • Peri-implant mucositis and Peri-implantitis (Gum disease around implants) 
  • Halitosis (Bad breath) 
  • Receding gums 
  • Bleeding gums 
  • Bone loss (around teeth and implants) 
  • Loose teeth 
  • Infection and gums abscesses
  • Gingival hyperplasia (overgrowth of gums)

Periodontitis has been associated with an elevated risk of systemic diseases, including cardiovascular and respiratory diseases, impaired mental capacity in the elderly, arthritis, and diabetes. Symptoms of Periodontal Disease may include swollen, red, and bleeding gums, bad breath (Halitosis), receding gums, loose teeth, tooth movement, and the formation of gaps between the teeth.

If you detect any of these symptoms and are committed to preserving your natural teeth for as long as possible, it’s advisable to schedule a consultation with a Periodontist. They can provide assessment and treatment for Periodontitis, with the goal of preserving your teeth and avoiding extraction.

It’s crucial not to postpone having a consultation and assessment. You can either come directly to us or ask your dentist to refer you for a specialist opinion. This way, suitable treatment options can be presented to you promptly.

How can Periodontal Disease be treated?
  • Deep cleaning/Root Surface Debridement 
  • Crown lengthening/Gingival (gum) lift 
  • Connective tissue grafts 
  • Free gingival grafts 
  • Gingival (gum) recontouring/gingivectomy 
  • Frenectomy 
  • Periodontal regeneration  
  • Bone grafting (rebuilding bone) 
  • Ridge augmentation 
  • Periodontal plastic surgery

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    The White House Dental Surgery
    2 Roding View, Buckhurst Hill,
    Essex, IG9 6AQ.
    020 8504 9393