Looking after your gum health
Periodontics is the field of dentistry that specialises in the prevention and treatment of diseases of the tooth-supporting tissues. The warning signs for gingivitis and periodontitis might appear roughly the same, certainly when checking at home, yet the treatment and damage done is very different. Only a dental professional can check your bone levels by looking at your x-rays. If diagnosed with gum disease, your dentist may refer you to a periodontist or hygienist for treatment. Periodontists are dental practitioners who specialise in the prevention and treatment of diseases of the tooth-supporting tissues, the periodontium. You don’t need a referral to see our periodontist or team of hygienists, if you have a history of gum disease in your family you can see them directly for a consultation.