Periodontal Treatment and Care in Birmingham and the West Midlands
What is Periodontitis?
Periodontitis (gum disease), is a serious disease that damages the soft tissues and bone supporting the teeth. The condition is caused by bacteria in plaque (a sticky film that forms on and between the surfaces of the teeth). When plaque isn’t removed by through brushing and flossing it hardens into tartar, which can only be removed by professional cleaning. If left untreated periodontitis may cause tooth loss and other serious health complications.
At Shiraz Endodontic Practice, we understand the importance of periodontal care. We are committed to providing comprehensive periodontal and/or periodontitis treatments to patients in Birmingham and beyond.
Our experienced periodontists use state-of-the-art equipment and the latest techniques to provide prestigous periodontal and/or periodontitis treatment. We work closely with each patient to tailor their treatment plan to maintain a healthy smile.
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Options in Birmingham
Our highly qualified and experienced team offers a range of periodontal treatment options tailored to meet the unique needs of each patient.
Some of our periodontitis treatment options include:
Scaling and Root Planing
This treatment involves removing tartar from the teeth and smoothing the root surfaces to help the gums re-attach.
Antibiotics may be prescribed to control bacterial infection in the gums. This may supplement scaling and root planing and prevent the progression of periodontitis.
Surgery may be necessary to reshape the gum and bones. Our team of experienced periodontists work with you to develop a tailored treatment plan.
Preventing Periodontitis and
Practice Good Oral Hygiene
The most important step in preventing gum disease is to maintain good oral hygiene. This includes brushing your teeth twice a day, flossing at least once a day, using interdental brushes, and using a mouthwash to kill bacteria. Yous should also use a soft-bristled toothbrush and replace the head every three to four months.
Visit Your Dentist Regularly
Regular dental check-ups and professional cleans are essential to maintain good oral health. Your dentist can detect early signs of gum disease and provide treatment to prevent it from getting worse. At Shiraz Endodontic Practice, our dental professionals are trained to identify and treat gum disease.
Smoking is a major risk factor for gum disease. If you smoke, we suggest you quit as soon as possible to reduce your risk of developing gum disease.
Eat a Healthy Diet
A healthy diet is essential to maintain good oral health. Eating a balanced diet including plenty of fruit and vegetables, whole grains, lean proteins, and low-fat dairy products. Avoid sugary and starchy foods, which can contribute to the development of gum disease.
Stress can weaken your immune system, making it harder for your body to fight off infections like gum disease. To lower your risk, we suggest stress-reducing activities like exercise, meditation, or yoga.
At Shiraz Endodontic Practice in Birmingham, we are committed to ensuring our patients maintain healthy gums and teeth. If you are experiencing symptoms of gum disease, please contact an experienced member of our team.
At Shiraz Endodontic Practice, we specialise in periodontal treatments by providing specialist periodontal services to patients in Birmingham and beyond.
If you are in need of expert periodontal and/or periodontitis treatment, our team of expert dental professionals is here to help! We are committed to providing tailored treatment plans to every patient that embarks upon their journey at Shiraz Endo.
Contact us today to schedule a consultation with one of our experienced periodontists, and take the first step towards achieving better oral health.
Frequently Asked Questions
Periodontitis is treated with a combination of non-surgical treatments, such as scaling and root planing, and surgical treatments, such as gum surgery. Antibiotics may also be prescribed to help control bacterial infection in the gums.
Periodontal treatment duration varies depending upon the severity of your condition, your treatment plan and compliance with this plan. Most treatments may be completed in 1-2 appointments.
We understand that many patients may be concerned about the pain associated with periodontal treatment. At Shiraz Endo, our team uses local anaesthesia and the latest techniques to ensure our patients have a comfortable patient journey. After the procedure, over-the-counter painkillers will help to manage any discomfort.
Common symptoms of periodontitis include swollen, red, or tender gums, gum bleeding during brushing or eating, bad breath, gum recession, tooth sensitivity, loose teeth, pus forming between the gums and teeth, and changes in the bite or fit of dentures or your own teeth.
Plaque build-up on the teeth is the primary cause of periodontitis. Other causes are smoking, hormonal changes (as in pregnancy or menopause), certain medications, family history, and conditions like diabetes.
Gingivitis is a common form of gum disease characterised by inflammation of the gums. Plaque build-up on teeth is the most common cause of gum disease. Symptoms include redness, swelling, tenderness, and bleeding gums during brushing or flossing.
Periodontitis (gum disease) is the inflammation and infection of the gums, and loss of the surrounding bone and tissues that hold the teeth in place. Symptoms include bad breath, swelling, bleeding, receding gums, and loose teeth.
Your dental professional has identified concerns with your gum health. Periodontal (gum) treatment is necessary when there are disorders such as gum inflammation (gingivitis) or more advanced gum disease (periodontitis). These conditions can lead to gum recession, bone loss, and potential tooth loss. Visiting a periodontist offers you a thorough evaluation, a precise diagnosis, and appropriate treatment.
What Our Patients Say
I just want to say thank you for making me feel at ease last Friday during my Re-Root Canal. I can’t actually believe how pain-free it was so thank you for getting me through it.
“I would like to apologise for getting a little emotional when I recently attended your practise. I was so grateful and appreciative for all your efforts and the hard work you carried out. You cannot imagine what it means to me. I would like to wish you and your team a very happy, peaceful and prosperous new year. Once again, many thanks and best wishes.”
Overall great experience with Dr. Nida at Shiraz Endodontics. She was very knowledgeable, professional, and explained everything clearly. She did a thorough oral examination on my molar, and I felt at ease during the consultation. The practice itself is conveniently located within Solihull, with onsite car park. I highly recommend Dr. Nida to anyone who needs an endodontist in the Midlands.