Periodontal (Gum) Disease

Leading specialists in gum disease in Norwich

Gum disease is caused by the bacteria in plaque. Without thorough cleaning, plaque will build up and cause your gums to become red and swollen, a condition called gingivitis. If untreated, it will develop into periodontitis. In this more severe form of gum disease, the gum next to the plaque peels away from the tooth, forming a ‘pocket’. The tooth-supporting bone and tissue beneath this pocket is slowly eroded by bacteria, leading to abscesses, teeth loosening, and eventually, tooth loss. Gum disease usually progresses slowly and painlessly, meaning it can take years for sufferers to realise there is a problem – but it is easier to treat when it’s caught early.

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Treating Periodontal Disease

General dentists can give you advice and simple periodontal treatment, but may refer you to a specialist for more advanced treatment. Our team of gum disease experts are trusted by dentists across Norfolk with their own patients. Several of our clinicians are registered specialists in periodontics, a prestigious title only awarded to dentists who have undertaken years of periodontal training at an advanced level. All of our treatments are safe, effective, and come with minimal discomfort. Afterwards you will return to your general dentist, but we recommend that you return to visit our dental hygienists regularly for focused, thorough maintenance essential for the long-term success of your treatment and to maintain your oral health.

Gum Disease

Symptoms of periodontal disease

Gum disease is a very common condition, and most people will experience it at least once. You might be if you are experiencing any of these symptoms:

  • Red, swollen or tender gums
  • Bleeding gums when you brush your teeth
  • Loose teeth
  • Persistent bad breath
  • A bad taste in your mouth
  • Gum abscesses
  • Receding gums

Norfolk Dental Specialists is a leading dental practice for periodontal treatment. Get in touch with us if you are worried about any of these symptoms.

Treatment Options

  • Scaling and Root Planing
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The early stages of gum disease may only require non-surgical treatment. Scaling and root planing is a minor procedure to carefully remove plaque and tartar from the affected gums, and smooth the tooth root to remove any bacterial toxins. Most patients will not need any further treatment, although we recommend visiting our hygienists regularly to maintain your oral health.

Nervous about your treatment?

Nervous about your treatment?

All of our treatments are painless, and our approachable team will always do their utmost to put you at ease – but we understand that dental treatment is something many people feel nervous about. We’re committed to making your journey with us pleasant and stress-free. Our consultant anaesthetist and several of our clinicians are specially trained in conscious sedation, a safe form of anaesthesia that will block pain and help you relax. Although you will be able to respond to instructions, you will feel drowsy and won’t remember much about the procedure afterwards. If you think conscious sedation could benefit you, talk to your clinician.

Periodontal Treatment Costs Fees

  • Non-Surgical Treatment* £700 - £1200
  • Periodontal Surgery £700 - £1000
  • Gingival Veneer £700 (upper & lower jaw)
  • Simple Extraction from £225
  • Annual Periodontal Check £135
  • *Intensive periodontal programme, including base line records, advice, cleaning, monitoring and oral hygiene products used in surgery.
  • **Costs dependent on complexity and extent of disease presentation.

Periodontal Treatment Costs**

The cost of your periodontal treatment will depend on the complexity and extent of your gum disease. Our fee structure has been carefully considered, and reflects our high level of specialist care, advanced equipment and consistently high results. We believe in being honest about our fees, and we will always discuss and explain them clearly. After your initial consultation we will send you a letter detailing your unique treatment plan, including any likely costs. If you would like to spread the cost of your treatment, we can offer a monthly interest-free payment plan over a six month period.

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Accrediting Bodies

CareQuality Commission - Our Latest ReportBritish Dental Association
RCS - Advancing Surgical Standards
European Federation of Periodontology


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