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Gum Disease

Essentially there are 2 types

1. Gingivitis
2. Periodontitis

Gingivitis
This is essentially where the gums bleed and are swollen. It is very common and is the result of Dental Plaque infecting the gums.

Periodontal Disease

This is where there the bone around the tooth is involved and most commonly causes bad taste, bad breath, loose teeth and eventually if untreated will cause Tooth Loss.


Normal, healthy gums
Healthy gums and bone anchor teeth firmly in place.


Periodontitis
Unremoved, plaque hardens into calculus (tartar). As plaque and calculus continue to build up, the gums begin to recede (pull away) from the teeth, and pockets form between the teeth and gums.


Advanced periodontitis
The gums recede farther, destroying more bone and the periodontal ligament. Teeth — even healthy teeth — may become loose and need to be extracted.

Periodontal Disease Treatment

99% of the success of all gum treatments is plaque control. This usually takes the form of reinforcing good Oral Hygiene and showing the patient how to spot problems.

Most treatment for Periodontal disease involves cleaning the root surfaces and then creating a surface that the patient can easily maintain.

Our Hygienists are very experienced and between them have over 30 years of clinical experience. They use the very latest equipment and materials and their success rates are very good.

Almost always the treatment of periodontal disease does not involve any surgery.



The number and complexity of the visits will depend on the extent of the Periodontal Disease.

In the more complex cases

we will discuss all the options for each patient and will give a written treatment plan and leaflets etc.

We offer our patient's:

Non Surgical:

Deep cleaning (scaling and root planing)
Laser Gum Therapy
Delivery of localized antibiotics below the gumline
Regular maintenance cleanings
Diagnosis of oral lesions and soft tissue biopsy
Occlusal (bite) adjustment
Periodontal appliances (biteguards or nightguards)
Bonded Fibre Splints
Root Debridement/planning

Click to Download our Leaflet about Hygienist Visits

Click to Download our Leaflet about Splinting for Loose Teeth (Fibre Splinting)

Click to Download our Leaflet about the relationship between Gum Disease and other diseases (Heart, Diabetes etc)

Surgical:

We offer a full range of Periodontal Surgery Options:

Pocket Reduction Procedures

Gum tissue is folded back so that bacteria and damaged bone can be removed. The tissue is then secured back in place.

Regenerative Procedures

Membranes, bone grafts and proteins that stimulate tissue growth are used to regrow healthy bone and gum tissue.

Crown Lengthening

Removing excess gum tissue and/or bone to expose more of a tooth. This can also be used to correct a “gummy smile.”

Soft Tissue Grafts

Used to cover roots or grow new gum tissue where tissue has receded. These techniques are typically combined with non-surgical treatments to restore your gums to health.

Regenerative Procedures

Procedures that regenerate lost bone and tissue supporting your teeth can reverse some of the damage caused by periodontal disease.


Your dentist may recommend a regenerative procedure when the bone supporting your teeth has been destroyed due to periodontal disease. These procedures can reverse some of the damage by regenerating lost bone and tissue.

During this procedure, Your dentist folds back the gum tissue and removes the disease-causing bacteria. Membranes (filters), bone grafts or tissue-stimulating proteins can be used to encourage your body's natural ability to regenerate bone and tissue.

Eliminating existing bacteria and regenerating bone and tissue helps to reduce pocket depth and repair damage caused by the progression of periodontal disease. With a combination of daily oral hygiene and professional maintenance care, you'll increase the chances of keeping your natural teeth – and decrease the chances of other health problems associated with periodontal disease.

Crown Lengthening

Crown lengthening is a procedure that re-contours the gum and often the underlying bone surrounding one or more teeth so that an adequate amount of healthy tooth is exposed.

Before, During and After Crown Lengthening

This procedure is prescribed by your general dentist in order to fit a proper crown or filling.

Crown lengthening provides the necessary space between the supporting bone and the new restoration, preventing it from damaging your gum tissues and bone.

This procedure can also be used to improve a “gummy” smile where the teeth appear short because of excessive gum tissue.

Select areas of gum tissue can be removed to expose more of your natural tooth and improve the look of your smile.

Click to View/Download our Crown Lengthening Leaflet

Soft Tissue Graft Surgery

Exposed tooth roots are the result of gum recession.

Gum graft surgery will repair the defect and help to prevent additional recession and bone loss.

Before and After Gum Graft Surgery

Gum grafts can be used to cover roots or develop gum tissue where absent due to excessive gingival recession.

Before and After Gum Graft Surgery

During gum graft surgery, The dentist takes gum tissue from your palate or another donor source to cover the exposed root.

Before and After Gum Graft Surgery

This can be done for one tooth or several teeth to even your gum line and reduce sensitivity.

What are the benefits of gum graft surgery?

A gum graft can reduce further recession and bone loss.

In some cases, it can cover exposed roots to protect them from decay. This may reduce tooth sensitivity and improve esthetics of your smile.

Whether you have a gum graft to improve function or esthetics, patients often receive the benefits of both: a beautiful new smile and improved periodontal health.

These are the keys to smiling, eating and speaking with comfort and confidence.

Soft Tissue Graft Surgery

Exposed tooth roots are the result of gum recession.

Gum graft surgery will repair the defect and help to prevent additional recession and bone loss.

Before and After Gum Graft Surgery

Gum grafts can be used to cover roots or develop gum tissue where absent due to excessive gingival recession.

Before and After Gum Graft Surgery

During gum graft surgery, The dentist takes gum tissue from your palate or another donor source to cover the exposed root.

Before and After Gum Graft Surgery

This can be done for one tooth or several teeth to even your gum line and reduce sensitivity.

What are the benefits of gum graft surgery?

A gum graft can reduce further recession and bone loss.

In some cases, it can cover exposed roots to protect them from decay. This may reduce tooth sensitivity and improve esthetics of your smile.

Whether you have a gum graft to improve function or esthetics, patients often receive the benefits of both: a beautiful new smile and improved periodontal health.

These are the keys to smiling, eating and speaking with comfort and confidence.

Dr Aaron Lopez, Specialist Periodontist

GDC registration: 190495
Lic Odont Oviedo 2008,
M.Sc in Periodontology Practice Limited to Periodontics


Dr Aaron Lopez offers a full range of Periodontal treatments as well as simple and complex Implant Treatments

Aaron's expertise covers all aspects of periodontal care and management, and gum surgeries, He is a very friendly clinician and has years of experience in both teaching dental students and fellow professionals.

Aaron has extensive experience in treating advanced gum disease in the UK, Sweden and Spain, his experience includes all the major surgical procedures.

Periodontal Examination with Dr Aaron Lopez
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Periodontal Surgery and Treatments with Dr Aaron Lopez
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To make an appointment please ring 01223 363277 or email us on aaron@cambridgedentalcare.co.uk
Click to Download Periodontal Referral Pack

Dr Giovanni Marras, Practice Limited to Periodontics

GDC registration: 253205
Practice Limited to Periodontics


Dr Giovanni Marras offers a full range of Periodontal treatments, and is available on both Saturdays and Sundays

Giovanni's expertise covers all aspects of periodontal care and management, and gum surgeries, He is an extremely approachable clinician.

Giovanni has extensive experience in treating advanced gum disease in the UK, Isle of Mann and Italy, his experience includes all the major surgical procedures.

Periodontal Examination with Dr Giovanni Marras
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Periodontal Surgery and Treatments with Dr Aaron Lopez
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To make an appointment please ring 01223 363277 or email us on Giovanni@cambridgedentalcare.co.uk
Click to Download Periodontal Referral Pack

Watch Fibre Splint being fitted to loose teeth

Our Hygienist Charges

There is No Extra Charge to be seen Evenings and weekends.
TreatmentFee
Simple Scale and Polish every 3 months £35
Normal Scale and Polish £45
Spring Clean £55
Smokers Destaining using Jet Wash £25 extra
Deep scaling with Local Anaesthetic From £65 per quadrant
Deep scaling with Local Anaesthetic and Antibiotic Gel From £100 per quadrant
Root Planing From £65 per quadrant
Root Planing with Local Anaesthetic From £85 per quadrant
Root Planing and Laser treatment with Local Anaesthetic From £125 per quadrant
Tooth Whitening Consultation Free
Fissure Sealants From £15 per tooth
But we ALWAYS give you a quote before treatment begins.