Specialist Periodontal Treatment

Oral health is integral to overall well-being, and periodontal treatment ensures your teeth and gums remain healthy.

What is Periodontal (Gum) Disease?

Periodontal disease is an inflammatory disease caused by bacterial infection. It is a common infectious disease and, left untreated, can result in tooth loss. It is the most common cause of tooth loss in modern society, mainly because it is often present without any pain. Bleeding gums, foul mouth odour, and loose and drifting teeth are all signs of potential underlying periodontal disease.

Periodontal Health Affects Your Overall Health

There is increasing scientific evidence that poor oral health, especially the extent and severity of periodontal disease, increases the risk of various systemic medical conditions. This includes links to diabetes and coronary heart disease. These associations have been demonstrated, and ongoing research continues to investigate the potential benefits arising from improved oral health through healthy gums.

Periodontal Treatment

Our Approach to Periodontal Treatment

We specialise in providing multiple options for periodontal issues but use a conservative approach in recommending treatment.

We only suggest surgery when necessary and often use non-surgical therapy for early-stage periodontal disease and as a preparation method for more severe cases requiring surgery. In cases where surgical intervention is required, the preparation we ask you to do will improve your oral hygiene before any periodontal procedure.

We always put patient comfort first. We use local anaesthesia and sometimes conscious sedation to help you relax during treatment.

Meet Our In-House Periodontal Specialist

Dr Hennie Van Jaarsveld is a registered specialist periodontal surgeon and works closely with the rest of our team to ensure a healthy foundation for restorative, cosmetic, or dental implant treatment. He can also diagnose and treat general oral diseases (including oral growths and dry-mouth syndrome).

Benefits of Periodontal Treatment

As with other types of dentistry, treating periodontal issues offers advantages to your health. These are just some of the ways effective periodontal treatment can help you.

Reduced Inflammation and Bleeding

Receiving specialist periodontal treatment at our Wokingham, Berkshire dental practice can help reduce inflammation and bleeding of the gums. As common symptoms of periodontal disease, bleeding and inflammation can indicate more severe health conditions. This is why you must address these issues immediately with our dental team.

Improved Oral Hygiene

Periodontal treatment can help individuals improve their oral hygiene habits by providing tools and a care routine. These approaches to oral health can help address any present gum disease and prevent it from worsening. Some patients thrive when given a routine based on a plan. This is why we provide clear instructions about what to do and what types of tools or medicine to use, for example, specialised mouth rinses.

Decreased Bone Loss

Gum disease can lead to bone loss in the jaw, and this is another reason why addressing periodontal issues as early as possible is critical for your overall well-being. Since periodontal treatment can help slow or stop bone loss, it is important to follow the instructions given by your dentist or periodontist as part of your treatment program.

Better Overall Health

Periodontal disease has been linked to several more serious medical issues, which is why addressing gum problems or oral disease is crucial for your physical health. From this perspective, treating gum disease can impact your overall health.

Preserve Your Teeth

Periodontal treatment can stabilise the gums and possibly save teeth that would otherwise be lost due to oral disease. Many patients don’t realise that gums are a key to understanding one’s overall health. By caring for your gums, you may be able to avoid losing teeth.

Enhance Comfort

Periodontal treatment can help reduce pain and sensitivity in the gums and teeth, increasing comfort.

Improve Your Confidence

A healthy and beautiful smile is an attractive quality. You can show off your best self by caring for and maintaining your teeth and gums.

Possible Indicators For Periodontal Treatment

There are some signs and symptoms you should watch out for, as they may indicate the presence of gum disease.

Dry Mouth Syndrome

Dry mouth syndrome, also known as xerostomia, is a dry, uncomfortable feeling in your mouth that results from a decrease in saliva. Although sometimes challenging to treat, many different approaches can be considered in managing this condition.

Oral Growths

Oral cancer is a malignant growth that affects any part of the oral cavity, including the lips, upper or lower jaw, tongue, gums, cheeks, or throat. Early diagnosis and treatment of these or any suspected lesions is prudent.

Other Conditions

If you have concerns about your teeth, gums, throat, cheeks, or neck, make sure to speak with your dental team. They can then devise an appropriate treatment plan that is customised to your needs.

Privilege Plan

Making your regular appointments and dental treatment more affordable


Contact the team to arrange an appointment

Refer a Patient

Refer a patient for treatment with our specialist prosthodontist

Do You Have Symptoms of Gum Disease?

If you suspect the presence of gum disease, please get in touch with the expert dental team at smile2o. We will schedule you for the earliest appointment possible so that we can diagnose and resolve your dental issues.