Looking after your smile is about more than caring for your teeth – your gums also play an important part. The soft tissue that surrounds teeth and bone, it helps protect the roots of the teeth – and poor gum health and disease can affect your general health. At Crescent Lodge Dental Practice London, our specialist Periodontist, Dr Styliani (Stella) Kourkouta, has been with us for over a decade. With numerous awards to her name, you couldn’t be in better, more capable hands for your treatment.Book Appointment
Gingivitis is a condition where your gums become sore, red and swollen. If untreated, it can lead to periodontitis, a more serious and advanced type of gum disease which can affect the tissues that support your teeth. The good news is, gingivitis is a treatable, reversible condition and in most cases, can be managed by your dental team.
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Untreated periodontitis can cause damage to the bone in your jaw, potentially leaving you with loose and missing teeth, receding gums and abscesses. In fact, it’s the leading cause of tooth loss in adults. Advanced cases require specialist care, which is where Dr Kourkouta can help. She can assess the level of risk, diagnose and manage the condition to help stabilise the disease and prevent tooth loss.
Our experts can assess your oral health, help treat concerns and make recommendations for the future. This can help improve your teeth and gum health and give you other benefits such as a brighter smile and fresher breath.
We’re proud to offer high standards of care, and with Periodontist Dr Kourkouta on our team, you can be confident you’re being treated by someone with specialist knowledge of gum disease and periodontitis.
Mild cases of gum disease are often treated through good oral hygiene, such as brushing your teeth twice a day and flossing once a day. For more advanced cases, we can help.
Regular visits to the Dentist are key in helping maintain good oral health. If you have gum disease, or an increased risk of it (for example, you smoke), we’ll recommend you have appointments more often.
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