Periodontics & Periodontal Treatment

"Being a very nervous patient, I have always struggled to find a Dental practice that I feel comfortable with. Audley Dental have been excellent in their approach to my problems and have made me feel at ease with the required work. I highly recommend Dr Pritesh Raval and the team."

D. Allen

Exceptional treatment for advanced gum disease for patients across Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire

At Audley Dental Solutions, advanced gum disease treatment is looked after by our Periodontal Specialist, Dr Pritesh Raval, a graduate of the prestigious Eastman Dental Institute, part of University College London.

What is a Periodontal Specialist?

Periodontitis is a bacterial infection caused by the build-up of bacteria in and around the tooth and root surfaces. If this build up is not removed, then there can be loss of the supporting structures of the tooth which can eventually lead to the loss of the tooth. The anatomy of a tooth is complex with different areas on the tooth and root surface, all these areas provide a haven for the bacteria to build up on and eventually lead to the progression of the disease. There are numerous factors which can affect the disease process such as uncontrolled diabetes, smoking and genetics.

A Periodontal Specialist, such as Dr Pritesh, offers advanced expertise in the following aspects of periodontal therapy:

  • Periodontal assessment and treatment plans
  • Non-surgical therapy
  • Surgical periodontal treatment, including resective and regenerative treatments
  • Muco-gingival surgery, including crown lengthening, free gingival grafts and recession defects
  • Peri-implantitis treatment
  • Implant placement
  • Ridge augmentation

What’s involved in the treatment process?

The initial treatment involves a thorough examination and assessment of your teeth and gums. Factors such as lifestyle factors, genetics and current regimes will be discussed. X-rays if indicated will be taken. The initial treatment aims to remove and disrupt the bacteria using instruments to prevent the disease from progressing. At the same time, it is important to educate you on how to prevent the build up of the bacteria so that the disease does not progress. If the disease does not respond to this initial treatment, then further treatment in the form of minor gum surgery maybe indicated. This will be clearly explained to you by Dr Pritesh.

Following the initial course of treatment, you will be reassessed in approximately two to three months. At that stage a decision can, be made whether further treatment is indicated. If further treatment is indicated, treatment options to help resolve the disease may include further cleaning below the gum line, minor gum surgery or regular maintenance with the hygienist.

The benefits of periodontal treatment

  • Reduce or eliminate the bacteria present around and below the gum surface. By removing these bacteria, the aim is to stop or prevent the disease from progressing.
  • Treatment for gum disease can help improve the control of your blood sugar levels meaning it can help treat diabetes.
  • Treatment also helps reduce bleeding gums, bad taste and bad breath.
  • Without treatment there is a risk of disease progression and tooth or teeth being lost.
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Why choose Audley Dental Solutions for your periodontal treatment

Our team of qualified Periodontists, Registered Specialist Dentists, Dental Implant Surgeons, Dental Nurses and Hygienists are all highly qualified and experienced in these procedures.

Dr Pritesh Raval is our expert Periodontist with qualifications from the prestigious Eastman Dental Institute, part of University College London. Pritesh is passionate about achieving clinical excellence and working with patients through their journey.

Our state of the art practice based just outside of Bicester in the beautiful village of Stratton Audley is equipped with the latest technology, including a cutting-edge Dental CT scanner.

Patient care is at the centre of everything we do. Our goal as a dental practice is to deliver a high level of expertise, compassion and care alongside getting you the results from treatment that you want. Our patients, many of whom have been visiting us for years, tell us that’s why they wouldn’t go anywhere else.

Pricing

Initial consultation costs £150 and treatment prices start from £275.

We offer our patients a flexible way to pay for their treatment using our Audley Dental Finance Scheme. This breaks the cost of your treatment into manageable monthly installments.

Our fees are not the cheapest, but we guarantee to use the most advanced methods for planning your surgery, to use our extensive surgical expertise and to employ only the best materials and products to provide you with high quality, predictable implant solution.