Norfolk Dental Specialists
Periodontal (Gum) Disease Before Before
Periodontal (Gum) Disease After After

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.

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.

Gum Disease

Treatment Options

Scaling and Root Planing

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.

Laser Dentistry

Laser dentistry is an innovative technology that can assist non-surgical treatments for gum disease. The diode laser we use produces a narrow, intense beam of light energy at a wavelength that is ideally suited for soft tissue procedures. This energy kills bacteria, effectively decontaminating any gum pockets that have formed due to gum disease. With much less bacteria in your mouth, the healing and tissue regeneration process will be faster and more effective. Laser dentistry is a non-invasive procedure, and the treatment is painless and comfortable.

Dental Crown Lengthening

Crown Lengthening Before Before
Crown Lengthening After After

Gum disease can seriously damage your teeth – but if a tooth is decayed, broken below the gum line or too short, it may not be possible to affix a crown or bridge to restore it. In this case, dental crown lengthening can adjust the gum and bone level, making restoration possible. This procedure can transform one tooth or even a full set, and is a great aesthetic solution for patients who feel their smile is too ‘gummy’, or their gums are uneven.

Pocket Reduction

Periodontal disease damages your gums, leading to ‘pockets’ forming around your teeth. Bacteria can live in these pockets, causing more bone and tissue loss. Without treatment, your gums will be irreparably damaged and affected teeth will need to be removed. We can avoid this with a minor procedure to take the harmful bacteria out of these pockets. We fold back the gum tissue, remove the bacteria, and secure the gum tissue back in place. We also smooth any irregular surfaces of the damaged bone to limit the areas where bacteria can live, making it easier for your gums to reattach to healthy bone.

Gum Grafts

Gum Graft Before Before
Gum Graft After After

Periodontal disease can cause your gums to recede, exposing the roots of your teeth. Roots are meant to remain below your gum line, and when they are exposed they can be very sensitive and susceptible to decay. Exposed roots can also make your teeth appear longer and have an ageing effect on your appearance. Gum graft surgery involves taking gum tissue from another part of your mouth – usually your palate – and using it to cover the exposed root. This can protect the root from decay, lower sensitivity, reduce further recession and bone loss – and make your smile appear more youthful.

Ridge Augmentation

When you lose a tooth, your jawbone no longer needs to support it and will naturally begin to recede. This can lead to a gum indentation developing where the tooth used to be. This makes a replacement tooth seem unnatural and too long. Ridge augmentation is a simple procedure to re-establish your natural gum line and make a replacement tooth look completely natural.

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.

Our Clinicians

  • Hamed Karimi

    "In a perfect world, nobody would ever need remedial treatment – but in the real world, accidents and wear and tear are almost inevitable. So when the need arises, we aim to offer you the very best possible implant and periodontal treatments – solutions that will return you to near-perfect oral health."

    Hamed Karimi

    Lead Clinician & Director BDS (Edin), MSc (Lond), MClinDent (Lond), FDS, MRD, RCS (Eng) GDC registration number: 70400
    • Specialist in Periodontics
    • Implant Surgeon

    With over 20 years’ experience in dentistry, Hamed has gained a collection of prestigious qualifications in periodontal treatment, dental implants and oral reconstruction. A renowned expert, Hamed lectures to qualified dentists both locally and internationally.

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  • Imran Sharif

    "Discovering that you have periodontal disease, or that your teeth may not be saveable, can be a disheartening realisation for individuals. We are dedicated to restoring optimal dental health for our patients by providing a compassionate, individualised approach while utilising the most advanced periodontal and implant treatment available"

    Imran Sharif

    Clinician BDS MClinDent(Perio.), MFDS RCS(Eng), MPerio RCS(Ed) GDC registration number: 82537
    • Specialist in Periodontics
    • Implant Surgeon

    Imran has spent over ten years in dentistry, spending four of those years on a specialist training programme in periodontology at King’s College Hospital. He believes that everyone should be able to benefit from dental treatment, and is an expert in conscious sedation.

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  • Nami Farkhondeh

    "When undergoing quite extensive and advanced dental care, it can be a daunting experience. My aim is to take you through the process in a relaxed, friendly and professional manner in order to make your experience a positive one where you are smiling from the time you walk into the practice up to the time you leave and throughout your every-day life"

    Nami Farkhondeh

    Clinician BDS, MSc (Perio), MFDS, RCPS (Glas), BSc, DipImpDent RCS (Eng) GDC registration number: 72287
    • Periodontist
    • Implant Surgeon

    Since qualifying as a dentist 20 years ago, Nami has been committed to postgraduate training in periodontal treatment, implant dentistry and oral surgery. He now teaches postgraduate dentists himself. Nami is known for his reassuring and personal approach, and is trained in dental sedation.

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  • Daniel Vaz De Souza

    "Shortly after enrolling at dental school, I realised that retaining our own natural teeth is the ultimate goal. The field of endodontics and root canal treatment can successfully avoid tooth loss and I have developed a passion for my vocation, which has lead me to progress my academic qualifications and understand my patients needs, so that I deliver the best possible treatment in the most comfortable way."

    Daniel Vaz De Souza

    Clinician LMD, Dip Rest Dent RCSEng, MClinDent, MEndo RCSEd Specialist in Endodontics GDC registration number: 106778
    • Specialist in Endodontics

    Daniel qualified as a dentist ten years ago, and now dedicates himself entirely to root canal treatments. He is a clinical teacher in Endodontics at King's College London, and has recently qualified as a Specialist in Endodontology.

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  • Hugo Pinto

    "Unfortunately there is nothing that can be done to change the past. My commitment is to work in the present and secure or rebuild the foundation for a healthy, functional and smiley future!"

    Hugo Pinto

    Clinician LMD (Lisbon), Diploma in Periodontics (Gothenburg), Diploma in implant Dentistry (Lisbon), Master in Dental Sciences (Lisbon), Specialist Training in Periodontics, Registered Specialist in Periodontology GDC GDC registration number: 233627
    • Specialist in Periodontics
    • Implant Surgeon

    Hugo has been working exclusively in the areas of periodontology and dental implants for ten years. He has a number of specialist qualifications from some of Europe’s leading medical universities, and is an active clinical lecturer on the postgraduate programme in Periodontics at the University of Manchester.

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  • Aaron Lopez

    "For me the most important commitment I can make to my patients is to obtain excellent clinical results in the long term, rather than just short-time improvements. Dental treatment in a Specialist Practice is focussed on three different aspects: biological, functional and aesthetic care; combining them enables us to provide the result and satisfaction our patients deserve"

    Aaron Lopez

    Clinician Specialist in Periodontics GDC, EFP GDC registration number: 190495
    • Specialist in Periodontics

    Aaron is a specialist in Periodontics registered with the GDC and the Swedish Board of Health and Welfare, who studied a three-year postgraduate programme in Periodontology at Gothenburg University. His research into epigenetics and periodontal disease has been published in a peer-reviewed journal.

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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.

Treatment Costs
  • Non-Surgical Treatment*£600 - £980
  • Periodontal Surgery£600 - £980
  • Gingival Veneer£525 - upper & lower jaw
  • Simple Extraction£185
  • Annual Periodontal Check£100
*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.

Our Patients

Our dental treatments have transformed the lives of hundreds of people, giving them the ability to eat, talk and smile with true confidence.

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Your Journey

Every patient we treat is different. Whatever treatment you need, and whether you are referred to us by your dentist or come to us yourself for specialist treatment, you’ll go on a life-transforming journey with us. Book a consultation today and take your first step.

  • Consultation

    Consultation

  • Dental Health Assessment

    Dental Health Assessment

  • Discussing Options

    Discussing Options

  • Written Report

    Written Report

  • Treatment

    Treatment

  • Maintenance

    Maintenance & Check Ups

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