As a specialist periodontics practice, Proactive Perio, specialises in treating the gums and teeth roots the health of which contribute to your overall oral health.
Dr Christopher Barker
These symptoms are usually a sign of gum disease (called periodontal disease or periodontitis) which may be treated by periodontal therapy. Click here for more information about periodontitis.There are a number of different treatments available for periodontitis and at Proactive Perio we will discuss with you the most appropriate for your case. Periodontal therapy treats and helps to prevent periodontitis by removing plaque and calculus deposits from the tooth and root surface (called debridement).
Non-surgical debridement treatment is undertaken initially in the practice chair over a number of appointments. Provided that the tooth surface is then kept clean and free of plaque generally periodontitis will be kept under control.If the tissue around your teeth is unhealthy and cannot be repaired with non-surgical treatment periodontal surgery may be necessary in order to gain access to the root surfaces.
Types of Treatment available:
Proactive Perio can help you stop or slow down the progression of periodontitis and save your teeth.
Our key goals are to help you have:
- A mouth that feels, looks and is healthier
- Teeth that feel smooth and look clean
- A much better chance of keeping your teeth for life
- Control of your dental health (ie no surprise pain!) which can contribute to good overall health and wellbeing.