Periodontitis – More Than Just a Gum Disease

Periodontitis – More Than Just a Gum Disease

Bacterially-triggered gum disease periodontitis not only robs you of a few teeth and wipes the smile off your face, but can also cause a host of other diseases or complicate existing health conditions as the bacteria move freely throughout the body.

Observations of a study reported at The International Liver Congress™ 2017 in Amsterdam have, in fact, established that periodontitis, when not addressed on time, increases mortality rates amidst patients with severe liver scarring aka cirrhosis.

Key takeaways:

– Periodontitis is a treatable dental problem. Your dentist can help tackle this gum disease before it gets out of hand.

– Build-up of harmful bacteria weakens supporting tissue that binds the tooth to the jaw bone, eventually causing loss of teeth.

– Steady source of bacteria from untreated gums have been associated with several systemic as well as cardiovascular, liver and kidney diseases.

You can get more details on the periodontitis-cirrhosis study at

Dr. Abhishck Kabra

Dr. Kabra has taken over the practice from Mr. Rob Bell, who is semi-retired and continues to work at the practice part-time.

Mr. Bell describes Dr. Kabra as: "a highly qualified dentist… who is likeable and friendly and I hope you will see him with the reassurance that I thoroughly recommend him."

Dr. Kabra qualified from a prestigious dental school in India, and was subsequently recruited to the UK as a dentist. He soon developed an interest in restorative & cosmetic dentistry and subsequently went on to complete a Restorative Diploma, with the respected Royal College of Surgeons. He is also an accredited trainer of newly qualified dentists. He has expertise in utilizing invisible braces to straighten teeth. He also has experience in implant dentistry and can help with snoring and sleep apnoea.

Dr. Kabra says: "I am delighted to offer a broad range of bespoke private treatments, ranging from private general dental care to orthodontics (braces to straighten teeth), dental implants (to replace missing teeth), and facial aesthetics (wrinkle relaxation & dermal fillers)".

"I look forward to meeting each of you personally in the near future and hope to continue a lasting relationship of providing you a lifetime of good oral health."

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