Hygiene appointments help to prevent gum disease progressing to the more aggressive stage, periodontitis. Hygienists can manage periodontitis but in some cases, a referral is still needed to help manage the condition and prevent it from causing any more damage to your gums, teeth and jaw.

Periodontal maintenance

Periodontitis is not curable, but regular periodontal maintenance appointments can treat it. At this stage of gum disease, only a very deep clean (known as root planing) can reach the affected areas around the root and under the gum line.

Root planing

Root planing removes tartar and plaque from the roots of the teeth under the gum line. Local anaesthetic helps to reduce any discomfort brought on from this thorough clean. More complex cases may require a referral to a periodontist.

Gum (gingival) surgery

Gum disease can cause gums to recede to the point that they expose the tooth root. Not only does this make the teeth more sensitive, it can cause the teeth to lose stability. Gum grafting helps to replenish receding gums and give teeth that much needed stability.

Similarly, periodontists can provide a gingivectomy which involves removing excess gums. It can be a cosmetic option for when patients are self-conscious about a gummy smile.

Gingival surgery is carried out by a specialist Periodontist, and will require a referral. Please contact us for more information.

Treatments We Offer

We deliver a variety of general and cosmetic treatments to bring out the very best in your smile.

General & Preventative Dentistry Restorative Dentistry Cosmetic Dentistry

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Patient Testimonials

I had a tooth infection and this practice gave me an immediate appointment. The dentist was very knowledgeable and talked me through the process of correcting the underlying issue. The receptionist was also very professional and understanding.

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Our Contact Details

Chiltern Avenue Dental Practice,
32 Chiltern Avenue,
WD23 4QB
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T: 020 8950 2664

Opening Hours
Monday 08.00 - 14.00
Tuesday 09.00 - 17.30
Wednesday 09.00 - 17.30
Thursday 09.00 - 17.30
Friday 08.00 - 14.00
Saturday by appointment only