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Gum (Periodontal) Surgery

Untreated gum disease can lead to serious problems. Your dentist may need to perform surgery to deal with gum and bone damage and loss of teeth.

Key takeaways:

– Early signs of gum disease are bleeding, sore or red gums.

– Brushing and flossing twice daily helps prevent gum disease.

– Severe gum disease has been linked to diabetes and cardiovascular disease.

Gum disease can be treated and reversed if caught early, so schedule a check-up with your dentist today.

“On average, treatment of gum disease cost ranges from $500 to $10,000 depending on the type of surgery.”




Matthew Houlton BDS(Sheffield) MFGDP(UK)

I’m Matthew Houlton, principal dentist and practice owner of Manor House Dental Practice.

Qualified from Sheffield dental hospital in 1993.

Post graduate training with Paul Tipton (Specialist Prosthodontist) from 2005-2007.

Diploma for Membership of the Faculty of General Dental Practice (UK) 2007.

Special interest in Orthodontics.

Yorkshire Deanary Fixed Appliance Training Scheme 2002-2004.

I have worked at York Hospital’s orthodontic department one session a week since 2009.

Member of the British Society of Occlusal Studies (the study of temporomandibular disorder).

I have two children, who keep me busy when I am not at the practice. I take a keen interest in and teach Aikido, a martial art, to keep a healthy mind and body.