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Periodontics (gum disease)

Your teeth are important, but so are your gums. Keeping your gums healthy and cared for will provide a solid base for your teeth to thrive. House of Dental in Hove can help you care for your gums as well as your teeth with the best treatments available. Don’t ignore any early signs of gum disease, like bleeding or redness. Come and talk to us and share your concerns.


How we work

Periodontal disease is a chronic disease and it could lead to losing teeth and needing dental implants. One of our dentists will give you a comprehensive consultation with a full assessment of your oral health, including your teeth and gums. We invest in the latest technologies to take 3D scans of your gums to be able to measure any signs of recession.

Your dentist will look for areas of inflammation and bleeding. If necessary, x-rays will be taken. You will be able to ask any questions you have. Your dentist will then devise a tailored treatment plan to address any problems and help restore a happy and healthy mouth.

Our focus is prevention, diagnosis and monitoring to support you to optimise your gum and teeth health.

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What type of treatment will I need?

Gum disease is silent, so it’s important to get a professional to check for signs on a regular basis.

You may be referred to a periodontist if they suspect signs of gingivitis or gum disease.

What are the non-surgical treatment options?

If your gum disease isn’t advanced, treatment may involve less invasive procedures, including:


Root planing


What are the surgical treatment options?

If you have advanced gum disease, treatment may require dental surgery, such as:

Pocket reduction surgery

Soft tissue grafts

Bone grafting

Guided tissue regeneration

Tissue-stimulating proteins

What are the typical signs of gum disease?

Your gums are red or swollen

You gums are receding

Bad breath

Spaces are developing between your teeth

Your gums bleed when you brush

Your teeth feel or look like they’re moving

Can I see an dental implantologist?

If you have experienced tooth loss due to gum disease, you may wish to consider dental implants. Our in-house experts will be able to advise you on the best course of action.

If you have dental implants, then you need to be mindful of peri implant disease, which is the main reason for losing dental implants. A treatment solution could include regeneration of the bone and gum tissue which is holding the dental implant in place. Untreated, this can lead to losing dental implants. Regular appointments with our hygienist, Eamon, will support the longevity of your dental implants.

Questions? Get in touch.