More teeth are lost through gum disease than any other cause
Because the disease process generally takes a long time, early intervention with simple preventative measures are usually the best approach. Good oral hygiene, effective use of tooth brush and other cleaning aids, and regular trips to the dental hygienist are strongly recommended for everyone who wants to keep their gums and teeth healthy for a lifetime
Gum disease begins as gingivitis, with common signs including blood on the toothbrush when you brush your teeth. In this case you should contact your dentist immediately, as early treatment is invariably simple and effective . Left untreated, gingivitis can become periodontitis, which invariably leads to loss of teeth in the long term.
Periodontics is a branch of dentistry that deals specifically with this disease,and other less common conditions of the gums and tissues that support the teeth.
As the condition advances, specialist intervention may be required
Our specialist periodontist here is Dr Narinder Dhadwal
Dr Narinder Dhadwal
BDS (Lond.), MJDF RCS (Eng.), MClinDent (Lond.) (Periodontics), Diploma in Advanced Clinical Periodontology (Lond.) MPerio RCS (Edin.)
GDC registration number: 114919
Narinder, our friendly Specialist Periodontist, graduated from St. Bartholomew’s & The Royal London School of Medicine and Dentistry, Queen Mary, University of London in 2007.
After qualifying in 2007 and working extensively in general practice, she then went on to successfully complete her MJDF Diploma from the Royal College of Surgeons of England in 2009.
In 2014 Narinder completed her 3-year postgraduate training in Masters of Clinical Dentistry in Periodontology and Implants at The Royal London Hospital and gained her Membership in Periodontics from the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh in 2015.
Narinder also received an award from the British Society of Periodontology (BSP) and has presented some of her work at the International Association of Dental Research (IADR) and the British Society of Restorative Dentistry (BSRD).
She is also a visiting lecturer at Eastman CPD and was also the Specialist Training Committee (STC) Representative for Periodontology. She is a member of the International Team of Implantology (ITI) and the British Society of Periodontology (BSP)