Your oral health can act as a beacon for any underlying overall health problems you may have. That’s why it’s so important to have regular periodontal checks to assess the state of all the structures that support your teeth; the gums, root surface, jaw bone, and the joints between the teeth and bone. Periodontal appointments differ from hygiene appointments in that the treatments given do not solely deal with keeping the teeth clean and healthy. Periodontists will treat advanced gum disease and its symptoms at a deeper level. If you’re struggling to keep gum disease under control, or you’ve been referred from your regular dentist, a periodontist can provide relief and remedying actions.Book Appointment
Here at our Clapham dental practice, we offer specialist periodontal care. Dr Stella Kourkouta FDS (Fellowship in Restorative Dentistry) RCS Eng is our specialist periodontist. Trained to consultant level in several teaching hospitals, and with a Master of Medical Science in Restorative Dentistry (sub-speciality Periodontology) from the University of Sheffield, she is an expert in her field. She teaches prevention is better than cure, but also cures gum deterioration to the highest possible level. Essentially, she’s the ideal person to help you maintain your natural teeth and oral health for longer. An excellent communicator, Stella will clearly discuss your individual treatment with you, before using our state of the art equipment to administer high quality restorative care.
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We are experiencing a lot of referrals currently due to a lack of available routine dental care during the lockdown periods. If this is the first time you’ve experienced periodontal problems, please don’t worry, we can help. During your appointment, we will welcome you to our clinic in Clapham and assess any damage that may have occurred, as well as put together an individual treatment plan for you. We’ll keep you informed every step of the way and please be reassured that all of our staff are fully trained to comfort and support nervous patients.
Smile enhancement after removal of soft tissue lump, case by Dr Stella Kourkouta.
Root coverage of upper canine, case by Dr Stella Kourkouta
Root coverage of lower central incisors, case by Dr Stella Kourkouta
Gingival (gum) augmentation of a lower incisor, case by Dr Stella Kourkouta
It’s important to be aware of a deterioration in your oral health. Stress, a lack of care, and dental neglect have occurred widely in the UK in recent months and this has likely led to an increase nationally in unstable gums. When left untreated, gum disease can have very serious and far-reaching consequences. It has been connected to heart disease and strokes. It has been proved that keeping on top of your oral health can prevent deeper health issues, so preventative periodontal check-ups are also of the utmost importance.
Periodontitis is a gum infection with serious consequences. It is the result of untreated gum disease and can have a catastrophic effect on your overall health. A Periodontist will keep gum disease under control and treat advanced gum disease.
Hygiene appointments are designed with your tooth health in mind. Periodontal check-ups will ensure your gums and supporting tissues and bones remain healthy.
Deep cleaning treatment, bone grafting, root planing, the removal and recontouring of soft tissue.
The symptoms of periodontitis include swollen or bleeding gums, an unpleasant taste in your mouth, or unpleasant breath, loose teeth and gum abscesses.
A specialist periodontist can treat periodontal disease, when it’s in its advanced stages. Your regular dentist will refer you to a periodontist if you have advanced gum disease.
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