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01995 606091

  • Weind House, Park Hill Road, Garstang, Lancashire, PR3 1EL

Periodontics - gum disease treatment

Periodontology, or Periodontics, is the branch of dentistry, treating diseases and conditions of the gums. Syed is a specialist periodontist and provides this service. A periodontist is a dentist who specialises in the diagnosis and treatment of diseases and conditions of the gums.

Gum disease (periodontitis) is one of the most common causes of tooth loss later in life, which, if untreated causes inflammation of the gums, the development of gaps (pockets) between the gums and the teeth with loss of their supporting bone. This can lead to loose teeth and the complete loss of teeth. Gum disease is generally caused by the body’s overreaction to the accumulation of bacteria (plaque) on the teeth. The patient, by cleaning their teeth meticulously each day along with professional treatment can control the disease. This helps the patient save their teeth for as long as possible.

In addition, we provide specialist treatment for other forms of gum problems such as uneven gum lines affecting the smile, small teeth and gum recession correction.

What is the difference between a general dentist and a periodontist? A periodontist is a qualified dentist who undergoes an additional, internationally recognised and formally structured university/dental hospital program giving them extra skills and knowledge required to diagnose and manage gum disease problems. They qualify as periodontists only after several years of rigorously monitored training, practice and sitting professional examinations. As, a result Syed has a wide and extensive range of skills in order to treat gum disease. There are approximately 300 specialists in periodontics in the UK out over 40,000 registered dentists.