Specialist Care

Advanced Gum Treatment

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Specialist Care

Advanced Gum Treatment

If you suffer from periodontal (gum) disease, this will be diagnosed by your dentist or hygienist at our Stourbridge practice. Your hygienist can often successfully treat the disease for you. Gum disease is common especially in smokers, the elderly and people with poor oral hygiene, however, if you don’t tick any of those boxes, but have been told you have it, it may be down to genetics. Gum disease should be treated immediately to reduce the side effects, after the diagnosis, the dentist will advise you of the best course of action. If hygiene cleaning is not having the desired results we work alongside Periodontal Specialist Dr Mario Veltri. He has helped many of our patients restore their gum health through vigorous cleaning treatment.

Treatment with Mario involves ‘root planning’, utilizing a fine scaler tip being used to remove the bacteria that is found deep into the gum and along with the roots of the teeth. Treatment is much more thorough and takes much longer than a normal hygienist clean. A local anaesthetic will often be used. A typical appointment will last 1hr and 30 minutes.

Mario also offers soft tissue surgery

Mario is very thorough and offers excellent service to all of his patients. An assessment with Mario lasts for approximately 1 hour and is £95.00. This includes x-rays and gum measurements and records to assess your gum health in full.

Interested in Mario and his Periondostist wizardry? Book an assessment today via our contact page or call us on 01384 376336 


What is periodontitis?

Periodontitis is inflammation of the gums and the supporting structures of the teeth.

How can I recognise periodontitis?

Periodontitis always begins with inflammation of the gums, known as gingivitis. One of the first signs is bleeding from the gums when you brush your teeth. The gums may also look red and swollen.

What are the risks associated with gum disease?

If left untreated, gum disease can lead to tooth loss and other health complications. Gum disease has been linked to heart problems, diabetes and strokes.

Is the treatment painful?

At our dentist in Stourbridge, you will be given local anaesthetic to make the cleaning process more comfortable. It can be sore after the procedure for 24-48 hours. Normal painkillers should ease this.


Before & After Gallery

*Individual results may vary.


“Always a pleasant welcome and a smile, a friendly and professional practice where I have no hesitation in recommending. Modern dentistry at its best.”

“As always all staff were friendly & professional. I would recommend the practice to anyone seeking a first class service.”

“Friendly manner over the phone and reception. Very happy with services of my dentist and hygienist, will not consider going elsewhere. Also text message appointment reminder system is very helpful.”

“A lovely atmosphere with all staff being friendly and approachable. I feel welcome and at ease here.”

“A huge thank you to Anthony and his wonderful team for giving me my smile back today. As a petrified dental patient, the whole team put me at ease and supported me through my treatment today….and I never felt a thing!!!”

“On our first visit to Lion Dental Centre we were very impressed by all the staff. The care and treatment that was given to us was very relaxing & comforting. We will continue to attend this practice in the future.”

“Went to lion health for an emergency extraction , which was performed by Chaitra, lovely lady who made me feel at ease . Dental Nurse was very nice and so were the receptionists , fitted me in straight away. Would highly recommend.”

“I have found staff to be friendly, helpful and have noticed a considerable difference since having the Invisalign braces fitted. I am pleased with the progress and can now smile again.”

“The staff are very friendly. My appointment was with Anthony who replaced a filling. He made me feel at ease and explained what he was doing this made me more relaxed.”

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