Gum or periodontal disease is a serious oral condition which can result in tooth loss. If you see blood when you brush your teeth, you have signs of gum disease.
Gum disease results from plaque build-up caused by a number of factors, including poor oral hygiene, smoking, diabetes and genetics. When the condition becomes serious, you will need more intensive treatment than the usual cleaning. The traditional treatment is called “scaling and root planning,” but at Longwood House we also use laser treatment. This is the most advanced treatment available to help prevent and stop severe gum disease, called periodontitis.
How Laser Treatment Works
In the traditional Scaling and Root Planing treatment, the surfaces of the affected teeth next to the gum are cleaned as well as the root, which may be exposed through gum recession. The aim is to reduce the bacteria causing the gum disease and promote healthy regeneration of gum tissue.
However, no matter how meticulous the hygiene treatment – any bacteria left behind will still remain active and continues to flourish until your next hygiene.
The laser can access underneath the gum where all the bacteria subside, these areas are often referred to as “pockets”. The laser can be used in two ways ; acts to sterilize the bacteria and also remove any infected tissue in the gums. The tartar and plaque buildup is then removed with our ultrasonic cleaner.
The laser ensures that the bacteria causing the gum disease is destroyed. The laser also stimulates stem cells in the tissues to form new connective tissues, bone, and collagen - which improves the body’s healing process. This means that you will feel much less discomfort after a laser hygiene and the gums will settle back down much quicker.
A Precision Method
One of the main advantages of using a laser is the precision it affords, accurately targeting the diseased area to kill the bacteria. This helps preserve healthy tissue, which can create better outcomes. Since the laser also kills the bacteria, it means reduced swelling and bleeding of the gums.
- Laser treatment for gum disease is less intrusive compared to traditional methods
- As the laser is more precise, it also means shorter recovery times as less trauma is caused to the affected area.
- More effective and better results in preventing and treating gum disease.
A dentist can also adjust the wavelength and power of a laser to supply a customised treatment dependent on the individual patient.
Longwood House offers dental laser treatments with a trained hygienist, and advanced laser gum treatment with a Periodontist.
You can contact us for an appointment to discuss your gum disease and whether laser dentistry is right for your condition: https://www.longwood-house.co.uk/
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Dr Ahmed is the Practice Owner and Principal Dentist Of the Award Winning Dental Practice, Longwood House Dental Care. She herself has been awarded recognition as Leading Physician of The World. She is also an expert in Cosmetic, Invisalign and Implant Dentistry, and has been awarded Platinum Invisalign status.
Longwood House provides referral services to 93 dentists in the London area, and Dr Ahmed provides time and advice to all. “I am committed to providing you with the highest standard of dentistry in a homely and caring environment. I have undertaken postgraduate training at the highest level in order to perfect my cosmetic and surgical skills,” says Dr Ahmed.
Her extensive postgraduate training has been alongside some of the world’s best cosmetic dentists. Her training in The City has gained her the knowledge and skills to offer unparalleled cosmetic dentistry at Longwood House.
She has developed surgical skills in the field of Dental Implantology, and was awarded her diploma in Dental Implantology in 1993. She has also undertaken advanced training in periodontal treatment at Guy’s Hospital University, where she has been a Clinical lecturer for 13 years.
She is the main provider of general , cosmetic & Invisalign dentistry at Longwood House. She became a member of the British Academy of Cosmetic Dentists (BACD) in May 2006.
Dr Ahmed has also undertaken special training in Occlusion and Orthodontics and is highly experienced in treating problems associated with the jaw joint including associated pain and migraines.
She spends her spare time as an Ambassador for Great Ormand Street Children’s Hospital and with her darling daughters Sakeena and Madiha. “As long as I can fit in my visit to Repton Park Gym & Spa and help my children with their homework and cook a lovely meal at the end of the day, I am happy,” she says. “We love our family time and enjoy dining out, and our exotic holidays to the Middle East.”