Gum Disease Treatment

Our Gum Disease treatments here in Thames Ditton help to effectively manage and treat gum disease to prevent further progression and restore gum health.

From: £400. 0% Finance options

✓ Improve gum health and reduce inflammation

✓ Save your natural teeth

✓ Prevent further complications

Restore your gum health with our advanced treatments

  • Individuals seeking to improve gum health
  • Those experiencing bleeding or swollen gums
  • Individuals seeking painless dental care

What is periodontal disease?

Periodontal disease, commonly referred to as gum disease, encompasses a range of conditions that affect the tissues supporting the teeth, including the gums and bone. It typically begins with gingivitis, an inflammation of the gums caused by plaque buildup. If left untreated, gingivitis can progress to periodontitis, where the infection spreads below the gum line and can lead to irreversible damage to the bone and eventual tooth loss.
An image of Dr. Theodora Bravis at Thames Dental looking into someone's mouth - a focus on upper teeth.

Gum disease treatment process

Diagnosis and Assessment

During your initial visit, our specialist will assess your gum health and determine the extent of the infection using advanced diagnostic tools such as X-rays.

Gum Disease Treatment

Once diagnosed, the treatment begins, targeting the infection and inflammation. Our specialist will carefully clean and disinfect the affected areas to promote healing.

Maintenance and Aftercare

After treatment, maintaining good oral hygiene is essential to prevent recurrence. We'll provide personalised aftercare guidance to ensure long-term gum health.

Can periodontitis be cured?​

While periodontal disease cannot be “cured” in the traditional sense, it can be effectively managed and treated to prevent further progression and restore gum health. Through a combination of professional treatments and diligent at-home oral care, individuals with periodontitis can experience significant improvement in their condition and prevent future complications.

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Treatment overview

Procedure Time

1-2 hours


Minimal discomfort

Treatment Cost

From £400. Depends on complexity


Long-term with proper care

No. Of Sessions

1-2, may vary


Specialised materials

How do you treat periodontitis?

Treating periodontitis involves a multi-faceted approach aimed at controlling the infection, reducing inflammation, and preventing further damage to the gums and supporting structures. Common treatment modalities include:

  • Professional Cleaning: Dr Bravis and our team of specialists will perform a deep cleaning procedure called scaling and root planing to remove plaque and tartar buildup from below the gum line.
  • Medications: Antibiotics or antimicrobial mouth rinses may be prescribed to help control bacterial infection and promote healing.
  • Surgical Intervention: In advanced cases, surgical procedures such as flap surgery or bone grafting may be necessary to repair damaged tissues and restore gum health.
  • Lifestyle Changes: Adopting a thorough oral hygiene routine, including regular brushing, flossing, and using an antiseptic mouthwash, is essential for managing periodontitis.
  • Ongoing Maintenance: Following treatment, regular dental visits for professional cleanings and check-ups are crucial for monitoring your gum health and preventing recurrence.

While treatment outcomes vary depending on the severity of the disease and individual factors, with proper care and adherence to treatment recommendations, many people can effectively manage periodontitis and preserve their oral health.

Our expertise

Dr Bravis, a distinguished prosthodontist and skin expert with a wealth of experience on Harley Street, spearheads our team at Thames. Each patient’s journey begins with a comprehensive dental consultation, which includes:

  • One-on-one time with Dr Bravis to answer all your questions​
  • Personalised treatment plan aligned to your desired outcomes
  • ​FREE 3D smile scan (worth £150) showing potential results
Dr Theodora Bravis, principal dentist and founder of Thames Dental & Skin Clinic in Thames Ditton, Surrey, smiling confidently at the camera, showcasing her expertise in providing high-quality dental care and facial aesthetic treatments.

Frequently Asked Questions

Does gum disease treatment hurt?

Our procedures are designed to minimise discomfort, and we ensure thorough anaesthesia to keep you comfortable throughout the treatment.

What are the symptoms?

If you experience any of these symptoms, it’s essential to consult with a dental professional promptly for an accurate diagnosis and appropriate treatment. Early intervention can help prevent further damage and preserve your oral health.

Bleeding Gums: Gums that bleed easily, especially during brushing or flossing, may be a sign of gum inflammation or infection.

Swollen or Tender Gums: Gums that appear red, swollen, or tender to the touch are often a sign of underlying gum disease.

Receding Gums: Gums that pull away from the teeth, exposing more of the tooth’s surface, may indicate gum recession, a common feature of periodontitis.

Persistent Bad Breath: Chronic bad breath that persists despite regular oral hygiene practices can be a symptom of gum disease.

Loose or Sensitive Teeth: Teeth that feel loose or sensitive to pressure may be a sign of bone loss associated with advanced periodontitis.

Will I Lose My Teeth?

With proper treatment and maintenance, tooth loss can be prevented, and gum health can be restored effectively.

What are the alternatives to gum disease treatment?

Gum disease treatment is the most effective way to address infection and inflammation. Alternative treatments may not provide the same level of success in restoring gum health.

When should I have gum disease treatment?

It’s essential to seek treatment as soon as symptoms appear to prevent the condition from worsening. Schedule a consultation with our specialist to discuss your treatment options and restore your gum health promptly.

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Whether you're seeking to restore your smile, enhance your appearance, or maintain your oral health, Thames is your local partner in achieving your goals.

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