Dental Treatment and COVID-19

Following the announcement by the government on 28th May, we are incredibly pleased and excited to announce that we will be re-opening our practice soon!

At Dentalcare Group patient safety and comfort is of paramount importance, and we have spent the time during closure upgrading the clinic and introducing the following measures to keep our patients and staff SAFER than ever.

The clinic as you are aware has always been a very clean and safe environment. However, we have placed hand sanitisers at entry points, upgraded our PPE and redesigned the patient journey in line with social distancing.

We will be conducting pre-screening tests of patients which is likely to include taking your temperature on arrival.

We have had to cancel numerous appointments since the lockdown began 3 months ago and will initially be prioritising appointments for our existing patients who have had dental emergencies or appointments cancelled, in order of urgency. Please do not attend the clinic unless you have an appointment.

We thank you all for your patience during this difficult time and look forward to seeing you again soon!

We will be in touch as soon as we are ready to see you!

Periodontics

at Dentalcare Langley

What is Periodontics?

Periodonticsis the area of dentistry that looks specifically at the supporting structures surrounding the teeth and the disease and treatment which affects them.

Supporting structures include the gums, the jaw bone, the cementum which connects the tooth to the jaw bone and the periodontal ligament which holds the tooth in place to the jaw bone.

At Dentalcare Langley, we have highly qualified dentists specialise in periodontics.

What can be treated?

At Dentalcare, our periodontistsdevote a lot of their time to gum disease – both in treating it and preventing it. Gum disease is the prime cause of tooth loss and yet many patients do not think about their gums until it is too late. The good news is that gum disease is treatable and preventable. A good oral hygiene does not take long to establish or manage and yet it can have a noticeable difference on your health. Healthy gums and teeth have a proven link to your general health and well-being, so taking time to look after your gums really does have huge implications.

 

A periodontist at Dentalcare Langley will treat: 

Gingivitis:

This refers to the build-up of plaque on your teeth. When it isn’t treated, your gums can become inflamed and painful which is gingivitis. 

Periodontitis:

Gingivitis can develop into periodontitis if left untreated. This is where the gums begin to pull away from the tooth leaving pockets which contain bacteria that can become inflamed and infected.

Periodontists are also experts in replacing missing teeth. They can help with dental implants, gum graft surgery and other plastic surgery procedures.

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    Periodontal treatment

    Our dentists and hygienists at Dentalcare work with you to educate you about how to develop and maintain a good oral hygiene which will prevent periodontitis. We aim always to prevent periodontitis rather than treating it.

    Initial treatment will consist of professional cleaning of the tooth root surfaces and the periodontal pockets. More advanced treatment may require minor surgical processes to correct issues with the tooth or bone or gum. Examples could include gum grafting and reducing the pockets within the gums.

    The benefits of visiting a periodontist

    The benefits of visiting a periodontist at Dentalcare Langley is mostly preventative:

    • You can prevent tooth decay and tooth loss. By treating any issues with gums early, it can mean further prevention to the erosion of your teeth and gums in the future

    • Prevent bone loss
    • Improve your smile. Neglecting teeth and gums so that they become unattractive can affect your confidence

    Frequently asked questions 

    What is periodontitis?

    Periodontitisis the professional term for gum disease. It can start with an infection and lead to serious problems with your gums resulting in tooth removal.

    What causes periodontal disease?

    Mostly periodontitis is caused by poor dental hygiene. The build-up of plaque leads to damage to the gums.

    What are the symptoms of periodontitis?

    Gum disease is notoriously hard to treat with little or no symptoms. Early symptoms can include bleeding whilst brushing, redness and swelling of the gums.

    Do many people suffer with periodontal disease?

    Yes, almost half the population has periodontitis in some form with about 10% experiencing the most severe form which causes tooth loss.