Tailored hygiene treatments which disrupt the damaging biofilm that destroys the connection of the teeth to the gum and bone, resulting in tooth loss.
Gum disease is a chronic inflammatory disease.
Bleeding gums, bad breath, large spaces between your teeth may all be signs of gum disease. You might not even be aware that you have it until it is too late. This is an inflammatory disease similar to arthritis, diabetes and heart disease.
Gum disease makes you more vulnerable to other diseases. Recent research is linking it to Alzheimer’s. A healthy mouth is the start of a healthy body.
Great dentist and great experience. Following my recent dental check I had to get some minor work done. Allan Matthews made me feel so comfortable. He explained everything fully and I felt at home and in safe hands. It was clear that Allan truly cares about his patients. My treatment was carried out to a very high standard and I am delighted with the result. Always excellent service and friendly staff throughout the practice.
Neeraj and his team have been looking after the family and me for 24 years - and while the younger members of the family have now moved to another country they still come to the practice for their dental care. Very caring and careful and proactive in what they do. And they don't rush to an inappropriate conclusion but take time to assess difficult situations - "judicious inactivity". This is important when you only get one shot at something. We trust the practice.
I was visiting from the US and broke a tooth.I was given Integrated Dentalcare as a referral from my travel insurance company. I saw Christine Morrell, the dentist, and was very pleased with the service they provided. They saw me the same morning I called and were very professional and friendly. The receptionist was very cordial and welcoming. I would highly recommend this office for any dental needs you might have while in Edinburgh.
People at Integrated Dentalcare were extremely kind and professional. They solved a dental problem I carried on for several years and it was an (almost) painless process.They dealt with my "dentistphobia" and were very understanding. It is unbelievable how much my quality of life has improved since my first visit a couple of months ago. Been picky, the only thing I don´t like is the warning in the receipts about charging you if you need to cancel at the last minute. Other than that, 10 points out of 10.
Delighted with the friendly and professional treatment I have received. I can't thank my dentist Christine enough for the time she has spent on my teeth. Every stage of treatment explained fully with great understanding of what patient hopes end result will look like. You can tell Christine takes great pride in her work. Well done!
GBT is the new and modern way to remove and manage dental biofilm. We tailor treatment protocols to your needs. The treatment is minimally invasive and delivered with maximum comfort (using warm water?). It can be used for general maintenance, advanced gum disease, implant maintenance and care and cleaning around orthodontic appliances efficiently. The products used in GBT change the DNA/RNA of the bacteria in the mouth thus changing the damaging properties and preventing bacterial production. Your hygienist will be able to discuss the benefits of this.
Laser therapy is part of a target approach used to treat areas which have not responded to conventional methods.
As part of the healing following gum treatment you will find that the inflammation will subside resulting in gum shrinkage to a healthier level. This may appear unsightly.
Root surface debridement and Guided Biofilm Therapy are modern concepts used to address this particular illness.
General chronic illnesses such as diabetes and arthritis can increase the risk of gum disease. Conversely, gum disease can increase the chance of cardiovascular disease, diabetes, arthritis and cancer.
There is no evidence that this will happen. Gum disease is an autoimmune disorder like arthritis.
Bleeding gums, bone loss around teeth, inflamed and sometimes receding gums.
Gum disease is a painless chronic disease. In the later stages you may become aware of loose teeth or teeth falling out. This is why it is important to regularly check-in with your hygienist.
Gingivitis (early gum disease) is reversible with good oral hygiene and regular visits to the hygienist. Periodontal disease (advanced gum disease affecting bone levels) is not reversible. The aim of excellent oral hygiene and gum treatment is to prevent disease progression and maintain health.
If you don’t clean your mouth properly you will suffer inflamed bleeding gums due to gingivitis. For some people this can result in bone loss and eventual loosening of teeth called Periodontal (gum) disease.
Sensitivity can be an extremely debilitating problem affecting individuals in different ways. This can be managed with desensitising toothpastes, tooth mousses and mouthwashes.
You should use mouthwash 30 minutes AFTERtooth brushing or at a different time from tooth brushing ie at lunchtime. If used straight after tooth brushing this will rinse the toothpaste and its benefits off the teeth.
Mouthwash can be incorporated into your oral hygiene routine. It is not a substitute for excellent tooth brushing but can be used in addition to maintain bacterial load. Your hygienist will suggest the best mouthwash for you at appointments if you want to incorporate this into your oral hygiene routine.
Eliminating gum inflammation is about mechanical cleaning. At your hygiene visit the hygienist will discuss toothpastes appropriate to your needs, providing appropriate toothpaste samples to try at home.
Yes. These are becoming more readily available. From bamboo toothbrushes and interdental brushes to Neem tree floss.
Yes you can use tepe brushes, dental rubbers or water flossers. There is a wide variety of interdental aids. Your hygienist will demonstrate and advise the best options for you at your appointments. This may vary over time as the spaces between teeth gradually change.
Excellent toothbrushing with an electric toothbrush will address 60% of the plaque biofilm. The other 40% requires for you to use interdental aids such as floss, tepe brushes or interdental rubbers. Your hygienist will show you how to derive maximum benefit from this.
Gum disease is an inflammatory disease which affects the immune system.. Therefore a healthy mouth leads to a healthy overall body/immune system.