Periodontitis, or gum disease is a major cause of tooth loss in adults. If untreated, the teeth can get progressively more loose, drift and ultimately fall out.
The first part of the management of periodontitis is a thorough assessment, including measuring the depth of any pockets in the gums around the teeth. The depth of these are often an indication of how much bone has already been lost, and this can be confirmed by radiographs.
Patients are given instructions and demonstrations regarding cleaning around any affected areas and the roots of the teeth are cleaned in order to shrink the size of the pockets. Occasionally the roots need to be cleaned a second time, under a local anaesthetic, and in certain cases some minor gum surgery may be necessary to eliminate a pocket.
The aims of treatment are to eliminate or reduce pockets to the extent that the patient can keep their gums healthy with effective tooth cleaning at home.
Each patient will be assessed on an individual basis and costs will be outlined following diagnosis. Below are designed to indicate the costs for perio treatment and is subject to change. For more information on fees, please contact us.
From £50 for Perio treatment*
*Price will alter for precious metals
Telephone: +44 (0)1772 896300
UCLan Dental Clinic
University of Central Lancashire
Opening hours: Monday-Friday 8.30am – 6.00pm