Preventive Dentistry » Hygiene Services
We firmly believe in the mantra that prevention is better than cure. At Anderson & Broadberry we are committed to achieving the best possible levels of care in the prevention, treatment and management of gum disease for our patients.
Gum disease typically presents as red, swollen, bleeding, or painful gums (Gingivitis). With treatment and proper home care, Gingivitis is reversible; but left untreated can progress to the more severe Periodontitis. In this case the underlying bone becomes affected and the teeth become mobile, resulting in tooth loss.
Regular visits to your hygienist bring real and significant benefits. As well as maintaining an optimal level of tooth & gum health, and preventing the onset of dental disease, early identification and timely treatment of problems save time and money for patients, because issues are addressed whilst they are still small.
Research also shows that people with gum disease may be at greater risk of heart and coronary artery disease.
We have teamed up with a laboratory in Germany to provide Micro-IDent®plus – a highly effective new test, which accurately pinpoints the precise bacteria responsible for an individual’s gum infection. Identifying Periodontal bacteria in this way enables us to prescribe antibiotics and dosages specifically tailored to the patient’s infection, which significantly increases the success rate for treatment of advanced disease.
While gum disease itself is rarely genetic, the way your body responds to it is. We now also offer Genetic testing to check for mutations in the Interleukin-1 Gene cluster. Performed with a simple cheek swab, this test identifies abnormalities in the way your body deals with inflammation, thus affecting the progression and severity of gum disease on an individual basis.
All treatments with our hygienist are done on a dentist referral basis only, and are carried out independently of the NHS.