GUM TREATMENT by Dr SULAMAN ANWAR
The Kensington clinic is equipped with the latest materials and technology to provide patients with the most recent and effective solutions. Our specialist periodontist Dr Sulaman Anwar is highly respected in the industry and has got years of professional experience. He has helped hundreds of patients to reverse the damage caused by gum disease/gum problems. Many clinicians and practices refer their patients to Dr Anwar.
The Kensington Clinic and Dr Anwar are one of the very few in the UK to offer Waterlase laser treatment for the treatment of periodontitis and peri-implantitis as well as Chao Pinhole® Surgical Technique.
- Non-surgical Periodontal Therapy – Root surface debridement under local anaesthetic.
- Supportive Periodontal Therapy – A maintenance programme tailored to the patient’s individual risk assessment and requirements.
- Periodontal Surgery – Including explorative periodontal surgery, open flap debridement, pocket reduction surgery, regenerative periodontal surgery, root resections etc.
- Root Coverage/Soft Tissue Grafts – Including various surgical treatments to correct single or multiple recession defects.
- Frenectomy – Labial or lingual frenectomy.
- Crown Lengthening – Functional or aesthetic, single or multiple teeth.
- Dental Implant Placement
What is periodontal (gum) disease?
Most people suffer from a mild form of gum disease (gingivitis) that can sometimes produce sore and bleeding gums, and often the plaque will harden on the teeth forming a hard deposit (calculus). A small proportion of the population (10-15%) are, however, more susceptible to the effects of plaque and permanent damage may be caused to the attachment of the gum to the tooth (periodontitis). This can result in the formation of gaps between the gums and the teeth (pockets) in which more plaque can collect and thus continue the disease process. As the pockets deepen, the supporting bone around the teeth can gradually be lost and the teeth may become loose.
Periodontal disease can in most cases be controlled, to avoid further loss of bone around the teeth, but there is no cure and lost bone cannot usually be replaced.
What is the cause of periodontal disease?
Gum disease is caused by bacteria rich plaque and tartar on the teeth. This bacteria causes harmful chemicals to irritate the gums and cause bleeding.
When the plaque is not effectively removed daily, gums become swollen and bleed, and over time gums pull away from teeth, causing periodontal pockets. These pockets then become an area for more plaque and tartar to build up and the problem can progress even further, resulting in teeth becoming loose.
Am I likely to have periodontal disease?
Around 60% of the population is susceptible, however, this can be aggravated by genetics, stress or smoking. Certain conditions such as uncontrolled diabetes, cardiovascular disease or even pregnancy may increase susceptibility.
Full Clinical Assessment
Our periodontist is a specialist dentist that only carries out advanced gum treatments, and can help to reverse the damage caused by gum disease. After a thorough consultation, a detailed plan is put together for your gum care. Periodontic treatment comprises of home and practice-based care. It is essential you have good oral hygiene to prevent the development of plaque. Your periodontist will advise you on the best way to clean your teeth at home and maintain good oral hygiene.
State-of-the-art Waterlase Laser to manage periodontal disease
The revolutionary Waterlase laser system allows us to perfmorm minimilally invasive gum disease treatments with fast healing times.
A breakthrough treatment for gum recession Chao Pinhole® Surgical Technique
The Chao Pinhole® Surgical Technique is a minimally invasive option for treating gum recession. Unlike traditional grafting techniques, PST is incision and suture free. All of the tools and techniques used to perform the Chao Pinhole® Surgical Technique were created by Dr. John Chao, and who trained Dr Anwar.