Our specialist periodontists help patients to achieve and maintain the best possible periodontal health. The treatment philosophy embraces the best available periodontal and implant care and hygiene with proven effectiveness.
Periodontology (Periodontics) is the specific aspect of dentistry that studies the supporting structures of the teeth and the diseases that affect them. The supporting structures or tissues are collectively known as the periodontium which comprises of the gums (or gingiva), cementum, alveolar region and periodontal ligament.
Periodontal treatment includes:
- Treatment of Gingivitis (inflamed or bleeding gums)
- Treatment of periodontal disease (disease affecting gum tissue and underlying bone)
- Gum disease treatment around implants – Peri-implantitis
- Correction of uneven gum line (crown lengthening)
- Cosmetic gum graft to correct gum shrinkage
- Treatment of bad breath (halitosis)
- Dental Implant Treatment
There are many forms of periodontal disease often resulting from bacterial build-up on the teeth and gums. Over time and if untreated, this can lead to inflammation of the gums and degradation of the bone surrounding the teeth and eventually premature loss of teeth. More regular visits to the hygienist are often associated with periodontic treatment and we have a team of hygienists at elleven. To find out more about periodontics, please visit our dedicated website periodontics.co.uk
Patient Testimonial Multidisciplinary Care
Clare talks about the multidisciplinary care she received which included periodontic treatment of her gums and Suresmile orthodontics.
Monica’s story – a patient review of periodontics at elleven
“I have been a patient at elleven since November 2015. I have experienced problems with my gums for several years. It was recommended that I should see a periodontist who would provide treatment and advice for my moderate chronic inflammatory periodontitis. In March 2016 I had a consultation appointment with Dr Lorena Mumford. The appointment went well; she assessed and identified what work needed to be done and discussed with me what the treatment would entail.
I received my treatment plan in writing, which included details of fees. I decided that I wished to have the treatment carried out, as it really would improve the health of my gums. However, I was nervous as I would have to attend four times as each appointment involved work on one quadrant of my mouth, involving root surface cleaning under local analgesia.
I booked appointments at times that were suitable for me. I was extremely apprehensive at my first appointment. Dr Mumford and the staff team were extremely patient, kind and very reassuring. I felt very relaxed and felt confident during subsequent appointments. Any fears I had diminished. The day after each appointment Dr Mumford or another member of the staff team would contact me to ensure that I was okay.
This was my first experience of periodontal treatment. Dr Mumford’s work was excellent, she is professional, skilful, has high standards, pays attention to detail and provided superb patient care. She talked me through the procedure and answered any questions I had and gave excellent advice regarding after care.
The benefits of having this treatment truly outweigh any fears I had. This was a very positive experience. My mouth feels healthier, my gums have healed well and I no longer experience any bleeding. I would like to thank Dr Mumford, Davide, Avnita, Renata and Olga for their fantastic work and kindness. I would highly recommend having periodontal treatment at elleven: excellent professional staff team with high standards of dentistry, fantastic facilities and a relaxing environment.”