We concentrate fully on periodontics, so our treatments are concerned with the wellbeing of the tissues around your teeth – the gums and the jaw.

Expert care for healthy gums and teeth

At Surrey Periodontics, we understand the integral role that periodontics plays in maintaining optimal oral health. Periodontics focuses on the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of conditions affecting the supporting structures of the teeth, including the gums and bones. Our team of skilled periodontists, led by Dr Pieter Odendaal, is dedicated to providing comprehensive care to ensure your gums and teeth stay healthy and vibrant.

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What is a Periodontist?

A periodontist is a specialised dentist with advanced training in the diagnosis and treatment of periodontal diseases and the placement of dental implants. These specialists have expertise in managing conditions such as gingivitis, periodontitis, and other gum-related issues. Periodontists are equipped to perform surgical and non-surgical procedures to address complex dental concerns and promote gum health.

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Periodontal surgery

The most common types of periodontal surgery are:

  • Gum graft surgery
  • Regenerative procedures
  • Dental crown lengthening
  • Periodontal pocket procedures

Gum graft surgery

Gum graft surgery, also known as gingival grafting, is a procedure aimed at restoring and augmenting gum tissue. This surgical intervention is often recommended to address receding gums, which can lead to tooth sensitivity and an unbalanced aesthetic. Our periodontists skillfully graft tissue onto the affected areas, promoting a healthy and harmonious gumline.

Regenerative procedures

Your periodontist may recommend a regenerative procedure when the bone supporting your teeth has been damaged due to periodontal disease. These procedures can reverse some of the damage, by regenerating lost bone and tissue.

Dental crown lengthening

Dental crown lengthening is a cosmetic and functional procedure performed to expose more of the tooth structure. This is often done to address issues like a “Gummy Smile” or to facilitate the placement of dental crowns. Our skilled periodontists precisely sculpt the gumline, revealing a more balanced and aesthetically pleasing smile while ensuring optimal oral health.

Periodontal pocket procedures

Your bone and gum tissue should fit snugly around your teeth like a turtleneck around your neck. When you have periodontal disease, some of the supporting tissue and bone are destroyed, forming “pockets” around the teeth.

Over time, these pockets become deeper, providing the ideal space for bacteria to thrive. This leads to further bone and tissue loss. Eventually, if too much bone is lost, the teeth become loose and may need to be extracted.

Periodontal pocket procedures are designed to address deep pockets that form between the teeth and gums due to advanced gum disease (periodontitis). Our periodontists employ various techniques, including scaling and root planing, to remove plaque and tartar, as well as surgical interventions, when necessary, to reduce pocket depth and promote gum health.

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Why choose Surrey Periodontics?

Our team is committed to providing patient-centred care with a focus on advanced techniques and personalised treatment plans. Whether you require gum graft surgery, regenerative procedures, dental crown lengthening, or periodontal pocket procedures, our experienced periodontists are dedicated to preserving and enhancing your oral health.

Schedule a consultation with our periodontics team today and embark on a journey to optimal gum health and a confident, vibrant smile. Your healthy gums are our priority!

Nervous patients

Most people feel anxious about seeing a dentist. We do all we can to help our patients to feel more at ease, but some need more help. For our very nervous patients, we offer IV sedation to make their experience as relaxing and stress-free as possible. Sedation produces a calm feeling while you are still conscious.

Our periodontist can help you with:

  • Gum disease (periodontitis)
  • Gum recessions
  • Excess gum
  • Replacing failing or missing teeth with Dental Implants

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is periodontics, and how is it different from general dentistry?

Periodontics is a specialised branch of dentistry that focuses on the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of diseases affecting the supporting structures of the teeth, such as the gums and bone. While general dentistry covers a broad spectrum of oral health, periodontics specifically addresses conditions like gingivitis, periodontitis, and other gum-related issues.

When should I see a periodontist?

You should consider scheduling a visit to a periodontist if you notice symptoms such as bleeding gums, persistent bad breath, gum recession, or loose teeth. Regular dental check-ups are crucial, and your general dentist may recommend a consultation with a periodontist if they observe signs of advanced gum disease or other periodontal concerns. Periodontists are also experts in providing dental implants to replace missing teeth.

What is gum graft surgery, and who might benefit from it?

Gum graft surgery, or gingival grafting, is a procedure aimed at restoring and augmenting gum tissue. It is often recommended for individuals experiencing gum recession, which can lead to tooth sensitivity and an uneven gumline. Those with exposed tooth roots due to receding gums can benefit from this surgical intervention to improve both oral health and aesthetics.

Can periodontal diseases be prevented?

Yes, periodontal diseases can often be prevented with good oral hygiene practices. Regular brushing, flossing, and professional dental cleanings help remove plaque and tartar, reducing the risk of gum disease. Additionally, a healthy lifestyle, including a balanced diet and avoiding tobacco, contributes to overall gum health.

What is the purpose of regenerative procedures in periodontics?

Regenerative procedures in periodontics aim to restore damaged tissues, including bone and ligaments surrounding the teeth. These procedures utilise advanced techniques to stimulate the body’s natural healing processes, promoting the regeneration of lost or compromised structures. Regenerative procedures are often employed to address the consequences of advanced gum disease and support the long-term health of the teeth and gums.



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