Bleeding gums? Sore gums? Loose teeth? Bad breath?
Contact us to arrange a visit to see our gum specialist for help.

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“After work appointments are very convenient” Says Karen

All the staff are very professional and courteous. Highly recommend this dental practice. After work appointments are very convenient too.
Karen Law, London

“The dental care is excellent” Says Jessica

I can’t recommend this Dental practice highly enough. The reception staff are so friendly and very helpful. The dental care is excellent – I have seen Dentist, Specialist and Hygienist and all have been fantastic. Treatments and prices are always explained and discussed clearly. I have referred others to the practice and wouldn’t hesitate to recommend to others.
Jessica Clarke, London

“Never feel pressured” Says April

I hesitate to say that I actually enjoy going to the dentist, but I think they are lovely at this practice – friendly, professional and helpful.
Always explain treatment options if they are required and never feel pressured to receive treatment I don’t need. Top marks!
April Clark, London

Periodontal (gum disease) Treatment

Gum disease is a very serious issue and prompt action is advised in order to avoid the degradation of your oral health. Here at Tavistock, our Periodontist (gum dentist) who specialises in the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of gum disease can work with you in order to combat gum diseases such as gingivitis and periodontitis.

It is a process where the bone and gum supporting the teeth shrink away causing teeth to loosen and eventually be lost. It can be preventable and managed if treated early. Signs of gum disease include bleeding gums, receding gums, bad breath and loose teeth. There is increasing research into links between gum disease, heart disease, diabetes, strokes, poor pregnancy outcomes and even dementia. There is increasing evidence that shows having healthy teeth and gums can help improve your general health.

Gum disease will not improve by itself unfortunately. You won’t notice gum disease worsening as it rarely causes pain. If left alone, your teeth will loosen and your gums will feel sore. Eventually your teeth will come out. It is really important to seek advice early so that you keep as much of your supporting bone and gums.

Used by itself, mouthwash will not effectively treat gum disease. It is best to consult with your dentist on what options are available to you in treating the gum disease.

The first port of call should be to see your dentist who can identify gum disease. They will advise you on whether you should see the gum specialist. Like most things in life, some people are better at some things than other people. A gum specialist is a person who has carried out a further three years of training in treating gum disease than your general dentist. They then have to pass a rigorous examination before they are accepted onto the specialist register kept by the General Dental Council. Gum specialists tend to have better success rates due to more expertise and better equipment used to treat patients. If you want to have the best possible outcome, the gum specialist is the person to see. It is for this reason many general dentists refer patients to gum specialists to have gum disease treatment carried out. Gum specialists can work with general dentists and hygienists.

Fees for gum disease treatment

  • Consultation for gum disease £120
  • Consultation for crown lengthening £60 – £120
  • Non-surgical gum treatment from £200 per quadrant
  • Surgical gum treatment from £400 per quadrant
  • Maintenance visit £150 per hour
  • Review appointment £90
  • Crown lengthening from £500

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