Periodontal Treatment & Oral Hygiene

Periodontal dentistry involves both surgical and non-surgical treatments to prevent tooth loss and to restore the tissues supporting your gums and teeth. The major periodontal therapies include Scaling and Root Planning. These both are deep-cleaning techniques and prove effective in controlling periodontal gum infections.

Here at Dulwich Dental Office, our periodontist in London is an expert in the treatment of periodontal or gum disease. At your consultation our periodontist will take a detailed history of your problem and also conduct a thorough examination of your gums. If required, x-rays of some of your teeth may also be taken. Based on the findings of these investigations, a customised treatment plan will be compiled.

Periodontists also provide solutions to your missing natural teeth, replacing them with dental implants.

Periodontal disease is a term used to describe a range of diseases that affect the gums, the bones and the soft tissues of the mouth. It is important to mention here that these supporting structures play a vital role in securing your teeth in their correct position. If periodontal disease goes untreated, teeth will eventually become loose and have to be removed, or fall out.

Sadly, periodontal gum disease does not typically exhibit any early signs or symptoms in patients. You may experience bleeding while brushing or flossing the teeth. There can also be a little swelling and redness along the gum line. In extreme cases, the gum tissues may recede, exposing the tooth roots.

In advanced stages, there’ll be infections and abscesses in the gums with loosened teeth along the gum line.

In order to detect periodontal disease at its early stages, regular oral health checkups are crucial. Conscientious dental routines will play a major role in early detection of the disease.

  • Visit your dentist for regular checkups. This will help with early detection of any problem.
  • Have professional teeth cleaning with a trained dental hygienist.
  • Brush the teeth twice a day with a fluoride toothpaste taking advice on how to brush correctly.
  • Don’t stop brushing and flossing even if that makes your gums bleed.
  • Give up smoking; smoking and gum diseases are inter-related.
  • Diabetes and gum disease also has a strong inter-connection.
  • Go to your dentist immediately if you think you may be developing symptoms of periodontal diseases.

Selecting the right treatment for gum disease depends on the overall health of a patient. One of the most common causes of gum disease is plaque buildup on tooth surfaces. In some cases, a periodontist will first boost your oral hygiene giving detailed instructions on proper brushing, flossing and teeth cleaning procedures.

In certain cases, RCT or root canal treatment might be recommended to clean the area underneath your gums. Root debridement where the damaged oral tissues are removed is also used for some patients.

In advanced stages, periodontal surgery will be performed.

Our Periodontist

Dr Bruno Delaunay *

Periodontist / Gum Health ( Special Interest)

GDC Registration Number:268461

Dr Bruno Delaunay practiced as an aesthetic restorative dentist in private practices around London, and developed his knowledge in conservative dentistry. He obtained a postgraduate certificate in Advanced Aesthetic Dentistry with Distinction from the prestigious Eastman Dental Institute

He then decided to focus on one field and completed a three-year full-time Master’s Degree in Clinical Dentistry (MCD) in Periodontology in September 2023 at the Eastman Dental Institute

During his speciality training, Bruno developed his clinical expertise in managing treatments of patients with advanced periodontal diseases using a wide range of treatments from non-surgical therapy up to complex periodontal regeneration. Bruno also acquired extensive knowledge in treating gingival recession and replacing missing teeth with dental implants

He successfully completed the examination for membership of the Royal College of Surgeons of England in 2023

The advanced training he received at Eastman is one of the few international programs accredited by the European Federation of Periodontology

Bruno is dedicated to his patients and aims to provide ethical and high-quality dentistry within a multi-disciplinary approach

* Dr Bruno is available only at our New Cros Dental Super Clinic a short distance from Dulwich. Call Dental Care Centre on 0207 639 3323 or Book Online Now 24/7 with Dr Bruno by clicking here

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The Dentist, Hygienist, Dental Nurses & Especially the Receptionist staff are very Polite, Friendly & most importantly they try to fit you in quickly in the event of an emergency. Recently I couldn’t get the time of work for an emergency appointment for my 81 year old Mum so I called an Uber for her & told the receptionist this. The young Black Lady called me when she ordered & place my Mother in a cab – so she went above & beyond her duties with a lot of Customer Care & Respect for my Mother- Thank You so much

Zehra M.

Friendly staff and a very good turn around for appointments , next step to meet the hygienist if he’s as lovely as the rest of the staff it will be great

Wendy D.

Had a tooth out which is never fun, but he was great, never even needed pain killers afterwards

Vince A.

Great service! Im usually so nervous when coming in to the dentist but my dentist was so pleasant and polite ! Dulwich Dental Office will definitely be my dentist for life

Tomike O.

I lost my two front teeth whilst at school and had complications for years. Unfortunately I ended up needing an implant – which I had been avoiding! I wish I had done it sooner. Dr Patel was fantastic and guided me through each stage. He was always contactable to answer any queries or concerns. Very happy with the end result and would reccomend.

Tom O.

Registered and seen on the NHS within 2 weeks – amazing. Really friendly staff, would definitely recommend

Tom C.

I have recently finished an invisalign program with Pooja at dulwich dental office and couldn’t be happier. The treatment was easy and pain free and the results are great. Pooja’s experience and friendliness made me feel at ease throughout. I would 100% recommend for anyone considering similar treatment.

Toby B.

A great surgery; Dr Cavan in particular spent time with me to make sure my new night guards fitted well and were up to the job

Dentist Pooja Pillay is excellent and was very patient with me as I I took a long time (years!) deciding whether or not to take the plunge and have Invisalign to straighten my teeth. It didn’t take too long and was easier than I thought it would be. Pooja kept a close eye on how it was all progressing and we even went a bit longer with it just to really perfect the result. I’m delighted with the outcome. Everything was included in the price, even the extra aligners and appointments when we decided to go on a bit longer. All staff at the practice have been excellent. Highly recommend.

Susie F.

I had my Invisaligns done by Dr Pillay and she really took the time to make sure my teeth are lovely and straight. She has always been available with any queries or follow up treatment I needed – and made me feel well looked after from the beginning and end of the treatment. I really recommend seeing her if you want to get Invisaligns done.

Stella C.

Dr. Cavan is super attentive and thoughtful and great at putting is patients at ease. I hate going to the dentist but havent dreaded it once. Everyone is super friendly and clinic is nice. I could not recommend more.

I am undergoing a course of Invisalign treatment with Dulwich Dental Office and I am so pleased with the results, even at this early stage. It is great that I can take the braces out to eat and clean my teeth. I am looking forward to the end result.

Sienna M.




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