Specialist Treatment & Prevention of Gum Disease
Here at 76 Harley Street we are proud to offer periodontal therapy where we can help treat, manage and prevent patients suffering from gum disease. Dr Hatem Algraffee, our specialist periodontist provides gold standard care in common cases of bleeding gums, gum recession, loose teeth, bad breath and bone loss.
When should I see a Periodontist?
If you are suffering with the following, we recommend seeking advice from a periodontist:
- Bleeding gums
- Bad taste of the mouth
- Swollen gums
- Bad breath
- Loose teeth
- Gum shrinkage
Your dentist or hygienist can refer you if they believe you require an assessment but you can also refer yourself directly to the practice to see Dr Algraffee.
How can I prevent gum disease?
To minimise the risks of gum disease, we advise regularly brushing, flossing and seeking professional oral hygiene cleaning sessions with your hygienist to deter plaque build up. You should also see your dentist for regular dental check-ups.
What can I expect at my first consultation with Dr Algraffee?
The first consultation will be a comprehensive one, with a detailed assessment of your oral health including teeth and gums.
He will measure the ‘pocketing’ around each tooth, record the areas of inflammation and bleeding as well as any recession, and where appropriate will take low dose digital x-rays as necessary. If you have been referred by your dentist then Hatem will send all the relevant gum charting and x-rays to your referring dentist.
You will also receive a separate report summarising your visit including a proposed treatment plan and where relevant future appointments and costings.