Periodontic Treatment

Periodontal (gum) disease is often a silent disease; that is, it may be present without symptoms such as pain. To put simply, it is a bacteria and body­regulated destruction of the supporting structures of teeth (gums and bone).

Treatment involves removal of the cause ­ bacteria around and under the gums in the form of plaque and calculus (tartar). Mild cases are straightforward usually requiring a deep gum clean, under local anaesthetic and usually respond well. Sometimes, some minor surgery may be required in unresponsive cases and advanced cases may require referral to specialist periodontist.