Specialist periodontal treatments for patients with gum disease. Our team provides exceptional professional care and ongoing periodontal support
Periodontist in Dundrum, Dublin
Periodontal or specialist gum treatment is carried out by our resident specialist periodontist, Dr. Fabiano Galassi. Dr. Galassi brings a wealth of experience practising as a periodontist. Adult gum disease often needs to be treated by a specialist who can assess, diagnose and appropriately treat gum disease. Treatment will often involve root planning or debridement which involves thorough cleaning of the root surfaces. This is normally carried out under local anaesthetic. Periodontal treatment can play a crucial role in prolonging the life of your teeth, as periodontal disease often results in loss of teeth due to mobility from bone resorption. There is also an established link between periodontal disease and cardiac disease. Periodontal disease is diagnosed initially by your general dentist. Regular scaling and polish may often be all that’s required to treat gum disease, and maintain a stable periodontal condition. Maintaining healthy gums can prevent bad breath and also help maintain strong teeth
A periodontist is a dentist who specialises in the diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of periodontal disease, which is an advanced form of gum disease. At Glenville Dental, we offer expert periodontal treatments that are tailored to the specific needs of your gums and teeth, as well as cosmetic procedures that affect the health of your gums, like placing dental implants. Periodontal diseases are amongst the most common gum infections, and are best treated early on. Our aim is to ensure the ongoing oral health of our patients by providing the highest quality periodontal treatments.
Periodontal disease occurs when plaque and calculus accumulates in your mouth, causing disease of the gum tissue and underlying bone. If you have poor brushing and flossing habits, bacteria will build up on the delicate place on your gums where the teeth come through, creating plaque and irritating your gums, causing them to become inflamed. This immune response may wear down the bones supporting your teeth, weakening their structure and eventually leading to your teeth becoming loose. This is an undesirable and extreme result that is best dealt with as soon as you start seeing the first signs. Early symptoms include red, swollen, and irritated gums, bad breath, receding gum lines, and gums that bleed easily.
Why Choose Our Periodontist
Our periodontist works closely with our dentists in treating all types of gum disease, and providing dental implant treatments. Glenville Dental has been providing this type of specialized periodontal treatment for many years, and we are delighted with the positive feedback from our many satisfied patients.
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The best way to treat periodontal disease is to catch it as early as possible. Gum disease has three main phases: gingivitis, periodontitis and advanced periodontitis, each becoming progressively detrimental. Gingivitis is the most common type of gum disease, and the mostly likely to be ignored. Symptoms include bad breath, receding gum lines, red or swollen gums, and gums that easily bleed while flossing. These effects may be reversed, and we will treat them with a full, deep clean of your teeth. Unlike a regular cleaning, deep cleaning uses scaling which goes under the gum line and will remove all tartar that has built up. We may also perform root planing, which is when the rough surfaces on the roots of your teeth are smoothed out to help your gums reattach to your tooth.
Different treatments are required for more advanced stages of gum disease, known as periodontitis. In advanced cases, the symptoms of gingivitis will have developed to include gums that are tender to the touch, gaps forming between teeth causing loose teeth that don’t fit together when you bite, and a build up of pus between teeth and gums. This results in damage to the soft tissue and loss of bone that support your teeth. Our dentists will perform scaling and root planing to treat the issue, along with medication and ongoing therapy to sustain your oral health. Advanced periodontitis is the most severe form, and is characterized by actual bone loss around the tissues that support your teeth. This means shifting and loosening of teeth, and tooth extraction may become necessary to prevent further infection. Surgical procedures can also help and include gum grafting, pocket reduction, and bone grafting.
Professional Periodontal Procedures
Our specialist periodontist carries out all surgical and non-surgical procedures to treat gum disease. For mild cases, we provide scaling and root planing treatments that will help to prevent bacteria building up again. We will also guide you through the correct methods for brushing and flossing so you can maintain good oral health at home. For advanced cases, our dentists offer professional surgical treatments that are performed with the utmost care to minimise any discomfort.
In extreme cases of periodontal disease that require teeth removal, our team can provide dental implants to replace the missing teeth. Professional dental implants also look great, giving you back a natural, healthy smile. Whatever stage of periodontal disease you are suffering from, our team will provide exceptional care to help restore and maintain your oral health
No. 5, Pembroke Cottages, Main Street, Dundrum, Dublin 14
Phone: 01 298 1133
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