Gum Treatment

Waterlase Laser treatment

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Chao Pinhole® Surgical Technique

Specialist Periodontist Dr Sulaman Anwar

The Knightsbridge clinic is equipped with the latest materials and technology to provide patients with the most recent and effective solutions. Our specialist periodontist Dr Sulaman Anwar is highly experienced in his field. He has helped hundreds of patients to reverse the damage caused by gum disease/gum problems. Many clinicians and practices refer their patients to Dr Anwar.

If you experience any of the following symptoms you might need to see a periodontist immediately

  • Receding gums
  • A discharge around the gums
  • Your front teeth become more spaced out
  • Your teeth bite together differently
  • You have periodontal pockets
Gum Disease treatment by Dr Sulaman Anwar at The Knightsbridge Clinic

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TKC and Dr Anwar are one of the very few in the UK to offer Waterlase laser treatment for the treatment of periodontitis and peri-implantitis as well as Chao Pinhole® Surgical Technique.

Waterlase laser treatment at the Knightsbridge Clinic

State-of-the-art Waterlase Laser to manage periodontal disease

Waterlase laser treatment is Dr Anwar’s most popular treatment.

The revolutionary Waterlase laser system allows us to perform minimally invasive gum disease treatments with fast healing times.

Chao Pinhole technique at the Knightsbridge Clinic

A breakthrough treatment for gum recession Chao Pinhole® Surgical Technique

The Chao Pinhole® Surgical Technique is a minimally invasive option for treating gum recession. Unlike traditional grafting techniques, PST is incision and suture free. All of the tools and techniques used to perform the Chao Pinhole® Surgical Technique were created by Dr. John Chao, and who trained Dr Anwar.

Other treatments

  • Non-surgical Periodontal Therapy – Root surface debridement under local anaesthetic.
  • Supportive Periodontal Therapy – A maintenance programme tailored to the patient’s individual risk assessment and requirements.
  • Periodontal Surgery – Including explorative periodontal surgery, open flap debridement, pocket reduction surgery, regenerative periodontal surgery, root resections etc.
  • Root Coverage/Soft Tissue Grafts – Including various surgical treatments to correct single or multiple recession defects.
  • Frenectomy – Labial or lingual frenectomy.
  • Crown Lengthening – Functional or aesthetic, single or multiple teeth.

What is periodontal (gum) disease?

Most people suffer from a mild form of gum disease (gingivitis) that can sometimes produce sore and bleeding gums, and often the plaque will harden on the teeth forming a hard deposit (calculus). A small proportion of the population (10-15%) are, however, more susceptible to the effects of plaque and permanent damage may be caused to the attachment of the gum to the tooth (periodontitis). This can result in the formation of gaps between the gums and the teeth (pockets) in which more plaque can collect and thus continue the disease process. As the pockets deepen, the supporting bone around the teeth can gradually be lost and the teeth may become loose.

Periodontal disease can in most cases be controlled, to avoid further loss of bone around the teeth, but there is no cure and lost bone cannot usually be replaced.

What is the cause of periodontal disease?

Gum disease is caused by bacteria rich plaque and tartar on the teeth. This bacteria causes harmful chemicals to irritate the gums and cause bleeding.
When the plaque is not effectively removed daily, gums become swollen and bleed, and over time gums pull away from teeth, causing periodontal pockets. These pockets then become an area for more plaque and tartar to build up and the problem can progress even further, resulting in teeth becoming loose.

Am I likely to have periodontal disease?

Around 60% of the population is susceptible, however, this can be aggravated by genetics, stress or smoking. Certain conditions such as uncontrolled diabetes, cardiovascular disease or even pregnancy may increase susceptibility.

Full Clinical Assessment

Our periodontist is a specialist dentist that only carries out advanced gum treatments, and can help to reverse the damage caused by gum disease. After a thorough consultation, a detailed plan is put together for your gum care. Periodontic treatment comprises of home and practice-based care. It is essential you have good oral hygiene to prevent the development of plaque. Your periodontist will advise you on the best way to clean your teeth at home and maintain good oral hygiene.

Jon’s Life-changing story. Gingivitis settled, thanks to Dr Anwar. Waterlase laser treatment and non-prep veneers by Dr Aleem.

Before Jon came to see us at our Kensington branch, he had not visited a dentist since he was 12. His daily dental routine was pretty neglected and he ended up with bleeding gums. He firstly saw our specialist periodontist who did a comprehensive consultation. It was decided that Jon needs a Waterlase laser treatment. In one appointment only, his gums healed and turned from purple to pink. He then had an appointment with Dr Aleem, and the design of his own custom-made veneers started. Jon then had non-prep(no damage to his natural teeth) veneers on his upper arch. All fitted on one appointment only, completely pain-free. He is due to have his bottom arch done soon too. Because that is how much he loves the results!

What our patients say

I have had an amazing experience. I have seen different specialists at TKC and everyone has been very professional, kind and friendly. It is the best dental clinic that I have come across. Highly recommended.

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