The health of the tissues around the roots of the teeth is of paramount importance for the long term health of the dentition.
The periodontium is the name given to the gum, the bone surrounding the roots of the teeth and the periodontal ligament which attaches the root to the bone.
In some susceptible patients, the periodontium can become inflamed, damaged and destroyed by bacteria that live in the patient’s mouth.
Early diagnosis and treatment of this problem can limit the extent of the damage to the periodontium and stabilise the gum health.
The dentists and the hygienists at 53 Wimpole Street screen all patients regularly for any signs of gum inflammation or periodontitis.
We are very fortunate to have highly skilled and dedicated support from our hygienists who work with our patients to maintain good oral hygiene, so minimising dental treatment.