What is Periodontology?

Periodontology is the diagnosis and treatment of conditions which affect the gums and the tissues and structures which hold the teeth in place. It is a vital aspect of advanced dental care because it treats periodontal disease which can have a significant and lasting impact on your dental and overall health. Periodontal disease can start with gingivitis which affects the gums and can, if left untreated, become periodontitis, which affects the deeper supporting structures in the mouth. Symptoms of periodontal disease include red, sensitive gums, gums bleeding when brushed, detachment of the gums from the teeth, loose teeth and constant bad breath or an unpleasant taste in your mouth.  Periodontal disease is very serious because can it lead to pain, permanent tooth loss and problems with eating and speaking. 

How is periodontal disease treated?

The first step in treating periodontal disease is to prevent it in the first place! That starts with regular dental and oral hygiene check-ups. At Rectory House Dental Practice, we put prevention first to ensure that your dental health stays at its best. However, if we do spot any signs of gum disease, we will refer you to our experienced dentist, Dr Gerard Balague Viladrich, who has a special interest in periodontology and implantology. At your first appointment, Dr Viladrich will carefully and sensitively examine your teeth and gums and develop a treatment plan for you from a range of surgical and non-surgical options. For most patients, treatment will begin with a thorough cleaning of the teeth to remove calculus and plaqueWhile this is usually done without local anaesthetic, it may be required in certain cases.

Look forward to a healthier smile

Are you worried you may have a problem with your gums? Perhaps youre concerned about a long-standing issue and you’ve been putting off seeing a clinician.We’re here to help. Dr Viladrich has helped many patients look forward to a healthierhappier smile! We understand that it can be daunting to hear that you need treatment for periodontal issues. But were here to make your journey as a patient as smooth, comfortable and relaxing as possible. So you can look forward to enjoying great dental and oral health! 

Why not book your initial consultation today or meet Dr Gerard Balague Viladrich.

Payment options

The cost of treatment will depend on your particular requirements. Some treatments may be covered through our range of payment plans. For more information, please get in touch. 


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