The Times yesterday (16/2/21) included an article referencing research published in the Journal of Clinical Periodontology, the official publication of the European Federation of Periodontology (EFP).
The recently published report on the financial and human cost of periodontitis, commissioned by the EFP and published by the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU), shows that the prevalence of the disease in the six countries analysed has remained stable over the last 20 years.
At Ikon Dental Suite, we believe prevention is better than cure, which is why we put a big emphasis on education. We educate our patients on how to take excellent care of their teeth and gums and we educate ourselves so we can provide the best possible service.
Periodontist, it’s a bit of a mouthful but it’s a word worth knowing. Roughly translated from its Latin origins, periodontist means around the tooth. Your periodontist in Ealing therefore deals with the tissues around your tooth, namely your gums and other structures that support your teeth. It’s these tissues that enable your teeth to do their job, chewing, chomping, gnawing and biting their way through every meal and snack you eat. With such an important role to play, it is therefore no wonder that a whole branch of dentistry is dedicated to taking care of these tissues.
A periodontist is a dentist with advanced education who specialises in the gums. More specifically, periodontists prevent and treat gum disease and other issues affecting the tissues that surround and support your teeth. Periodontists also provide tailored implant solutions to patients with a few or many missing teeth.
We don’t want you to see our periodontist in Ealing. Honestly, we would rather you didn’t have to call on the services of our clinical director, Dr Manish Bose. Manish is a highly experienced and skilled periodontist in Ealing, having completed a 3-year programme in periodontology at University College London. He’s been a dentist for more than 20 years, so he’s seen his share of gums in that time.
Gum disease is the silent destroyer of your teeth. It doesn’t eat away at them causing big painful holes like decay does, instead it attacks the tissues that surrounds them until, eventually they come loose in their sockets and fall out.
What puts a smile on your face? A good night out with friends? Binge-watching your favourite TV show at home? At Ikon Dental Suite, ensuring our patients have healthy gums is what makes us smile. Often overlooked, your gums are essential to keeping your teeth secure and strong enough to handle all that chewing, eating, talking and laughing you do all day. Our periodontist in Ealing has spent years learning all about how best to take care of your gums, keeping them free from disease, so you can keep on smiling.
In dental practice, as in medicine, there are general dentists and those who focus on particular fields of dentistry. A periodontist focuses on taking care of the gums.
A periodontist is a dentist who is interested in the gums, the surrounding tissues that support them and the different conditions that affect them. As well as focusing on prevention, periodontics can also treat gum disease, place dental implants and deal with inflammation.
As you get older, you will notice that your dentist in Ealing is starting to spend more time preserving your teeth, stopping them falling victim to gum disease and if they do fall out, finding ways to replace them.
If you are looking for a dentist in Ealing with a special interest in helping older patients find solutions to failing teeth then look no further than our team at Ikon Dental Suite.
Here at Ikon Dental Suite, your dentist in Ealing, we are dedicated to your smile. Our mission is to create healthy, happy smiles for life and provide our patients with the skills and knowledge to maintain excellent oral health.