What is Periodontal Disease?

Periodontitis, is a pathology of the support structure of the teeth, which includes: alveolar bone, root cement, periodontal ligament and gums and is the leading cause of adult tooth loss. The disease is primarily caused by many strains of bacteria but different co-factors can play an important role even though alone they would not be enough to cause the disease.

Mr Paul Bason (practice principle) is involved in the advanced periodontal treatment aspect of dentistry, he works closely with our hygienists who would initially perform a deep clean and root planning.  After this Mr Bason would perform a surgical procedure which would involve raising a gum flap and using EmdogainEmdogain is a biology-based product that promotes the predictable re-growth of hard and soft tissues lost due to periodontal disease. With its proven scientific documentation, its ease of use, and the flexibility required to manage areas that are difficult to treat, Emdogain is clearly the reliable solution.  At this point of surgery it maybe required for there to be a replacement of bone due to the periodontal disease this is called Bio-Oss and this offers your dentist a bone substitute with which one can achieve a natural bone regeneration. Bio-Gide is a collagen membrane and functions as a natural protective barrier to help ensure undisturbed bone regeneration.