Periodontist in Cardiff

We are proud to be a leading gum disease treatment expert in Cardiff, with a fantastic team of periodontists available at our state-of-the-art clinic.

Our highly skilled gum disease team includes Miss Bethan Powell (GDC No: 6213), who has over 16 years experience as a dental hygienist and therapist, focusing on the treatment and prevention of periodontal disease.

All of our dentists are registered with the General Dental Council (GDC) and our clinic is monitored and regulated by the Healthcare Inspectorate of Wales (HIW), so you can rest assured you are in safe hands here at Clifton Dental Care.

Periodontology is the treatment of serious gum disease which requires a dental specialist known as a periodontist. If gum disease is not treated early, the excessive build up of plaque will harden into tartar and not only affect the receding of gums, but attack the bone structure that helps support the teeth. This can result in tooth loss.

About gum disease treatment

Gum disease is an increasingly common condition and occurs when the gums become sore, swollen, sore or infected.

Non-surgical periodontal treatments can be carried out by cleaning the build up of plaque that form into pockets surrounding the teeth just below the gum line. In more serious cases where scalling cannot reach deeper areas, further treatment will be required called root planing to carefully remove plaque and tartar from the roots of the teeth.

At Clifton Dental Care we carry out the necessary periodontal treatments and procedures may require a number of visits to the surgery. After successful periodontal treatment has been completed, we will advise regular check ups and thorough cleans every three months to prevent re-population of periodontitis developing.

What happens if you ignore gum disease?

If you have bleeding gums or other signs of gum diseases such as swollen / receding gums or bad breath, these should not be ignored as it is very rare that they will just improve without treatment.

One of the first signs of gum disease is known as gingivitis and is when you spit blood whilst you are flossing or brushing your teeth.

If this is continually ignored, it will progressively get worse and could eventually lead to tooth loss and a potentially painful and more expensive trip to the dentist to replace any missing teeth.

It is important to understand that receding gums caused by gum disease cannot grow back by themselves, so it is extremely important to keep looking after them. Once gums have receeded, they will be gone unless you receive professional treatment.

Get help from an expert periodontist

Please call our gum disease clinic in Cardiff today on 02920 486 231 and book a consultation.

Our expert team can provide more advice on periodontics, the treatments we provide, discuss concerns about bleeding gums or help if you have been recommended to see a periodontist.