Advances In Managing Gum Disease
Recently some members of our dental team attended a lecture by Dr Gaston King, a specialist in periodontics (looking after the health of gums and areas of the mouth supporting the teeth). He was passionate about following new guidance from the British Periodontal Society about how to classify gum/periodontal disease and formulating treatment plans to manage or improve patients’ gum health.
Hygienists are a vital part of his and our teams and it is clear that hygienists can provide much more care for patients than a “simple clean” or a scale and polish.
Our dentists and hygienists are keen to keep to up to date with this modern approach so if you have some form of gum disease (gingivitis or periodontal disease, to use the technical terminology) you may notice that we are spending more time monitoring and recording your gum health and the hygienists may require longer appointments, not just to do some scaling, but also to provide advice and support in the management of your gum disease.
If you have any concerns about the health of your gums (and the supporting jaw bone) please do not hesitate to ask any of our dentists or hygienists for advice.