Periodontal Treatment

Dr Stamatios Kioufis DipDS (2007) PGDip (Perio) MFGDP (UK)
Dentist with a Speical Interest in Periodontal Treatment
 
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Dr Stamatios Kioufis

Dr Kioufis is a Dentist with a Special Interest in Periodontal Treatment and has completed a 4 year post graduate qualification in Periodontal Treatment at UCLAN.

Utilising high quality materials and equipment

Dr Kioufis and the Vallance Dental Centre ensure periodontal treatment is performed using the latest high quality equipment and materials.

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Contact us on 0161 273 5998 or fill in the contact form above if you would like to book in for treatment, a consultation or if you would like more information.

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If you need treatment or want to find out more, fill in our form and a member of our team will be in touch with you

What is a periodontist?

A Dental periodontist is a dentist who is a GDC registered specialist in providing periodontal treatments. Dr Kioufis is a dentist with a special interest in Periodontal treatment. He has additional post graduate qualifications in periodontal treatment but is still working towards becoming a specialist.

What is periodontal treatment?

Periodontal treatment is the specialist cleaning of your teeth and gums to help control the bacteria that cause gum disease. An expert or specialist in providing this treatment is called a Periodontist or Dental Periodontist.

Gum disease is caused by the germs (bacteria) which live in your mouth. The bacteria stick to your teeth, irritate the gums and make them bleed. Gum disease can eventually destroy the gum and bone which support your teeth.

Some people get more severe gum disease than others. This may have specific causes such as diabetes or smoking, but some people are just more prone to gum disease.

What happens during the initial periodontal treatment?

Dr Kioufis will first help identify the the ‘tartar’ (calculus) caused by bacteria from above the gum line by disclosing the mouth. Once identified, a rigorous protocol of  first using air abrasion or air polishing to remove any large deposits, then a deeper cleaning (often called scaling) of the teeth.

If the disease has already destroyed some of the support for your teeth, the dentist will also remove bacteria and calculus from under the gum by cleaning (scaling and instrumenting) your teeth. This involves the careful use of fine powered and hand operated cleaning instruments on the tooth surfaces.

Periodontal treatment is given over several appointments and the number of appointments you will need depends on how severe and widespread your disease is. Patients with more aggressive forms of gum disease may be asked to take short courses of antibiotics after treatment.

Dr Kioufis will also teach you the best methods of cleaning your teeth and gums to remove the bacteria. Treatment will be most effective if you clean your teeth thoroughly on a daily basis.

What are the benefits – why should I have periodontal treatment?

After periodontal treatment, your gums will become healthier, which will help you keep your teeth longer. The improvements will depend on how good your cleaning becomes and how severe your disease was to start with.

If your gums bleed, are red or are swollen this will get better. If your gums are sore, treatment should help and if your teeth feel loose they may feel firmer after treatment. And your breath may become fresher.

What are the risks?

The gums occasionally feel sore after scaling but should feel better after a few days.

Your teeth may become sensitive to hot, cold or sweet substances but usually this will decrease within a few weeks.

Sometimes you may need to use special toothpaste or have other treatment.

Are there any alternatives?

No treatment: The result of not having treatment will depend on how severe your disease is. With no treatment the gum disease could get worse. Your teeth could become painful or you may lose your teeth sooner.

Extractions: Removal (extraction) of teeth may be an acceptable alternative treatment if your gum disease is severe. This may mean you need replacement teeth such as a denture or bridge. Such treatment would routinely be provided by your own dentist. Some people find it easier and more enjoyable to eat with natural teeth than a denture.

Extractions would reduce the time spent treating your gums and an extraction would remove a painful tooth quickly. An extraction may also be a suitable option if teeth are loose. If your front teeth have a poor appearance a denture may look better.

Does a Periodontist provide gum disease treatment?

A periodontist is a dentist who specialises in all manner of gum conditions and treatments. In particular, the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of periodontal disease. A periodontist can also carry out gum surgeries, such as gum contouring, crown lengthening, gum grafts and are often trained to provide dental implants.

The treatment of gum disease is a combined effort – without the efforts of the patient following up at home with a thorough cleaning routine, the success of gum disease treatment is significantly reduced.

How can I prepare for periodontal treatment?

Continue to take any medications as normal. Please make sure that you tell us about any problems with your health and about any tablets or medicines you are taking. Some medical conditions change the advice and information we need to give you. If you smoke tobacco we recommend that you stop smoking as gum treatment does not work as well in smokers as non-smokers.

What happens after the procedure?

As the gums become healthier they may shrink or recede and the teeth may appear longer. You may also notice spaces appearing between the teeth.

What do I need to do after I go home?

There are no special precautions that need to be taken when you return home. You will need to continue with tooth cleaning at home and stick to the special advice given to you by your dentist.

How much does Periodontal Treatment cost?

The vast majority of patients (almost 80%) require non-surgical treatment. This treatment often referred to under the umbrella term “Initial therapy” costs £750. Further surgical and non-surgical treatment may be required in some cases which will be discussed at a review appointment.

Finance is available, see our finance calculator here.

See our price list Here for detailed information on the cost of all periodontal treatment options

Periodontal Dentist Manchester

Dr Kioufis is a Dentist with a Special Interest in Periodontal Treatment and has completed a 4 year post graduate qualification in Periodontal Treatment at UCLAN. He has been exclusively providing periodontal treatment for the past 4 years at a number of dental practices across the North West.

Contact us for a consultation.

A basic consultation at £65 is available to see if the treatment is right for you. Before starting treatment a detailed, comprehensive periodontal consultation is required and will be carried out.

Meet the periodontal team…

  • Stamatios Kioufis

    After qualifying as a dentist in 2007 I was working as an associate in several practises in Athens. My involvement with periodontics (gum disease) started after I finished my mandatory service as a military dentist in the military hospital in the Greek island of Chios. I realised that a significant percentage of the population suffered from periodontal problems and that was the main reason that made me focus in a practise dedicated in the diagnose and management of periodontal disease. I decided that I needed to expand my knowledge in the management of periodontal disease and thus increase my skills for difficult surgical cases that need a more sophisticated approach. I completed a 4 year postgraduate qualification at the University of Central Lancashire in Periodontics, it was extremely challenging in a personal and professional way but at the end it was really rewarding and it gave me the confidence to manage a condition that the vast majority of the population suffers from.

    • DipDS (2007) PGDip (Perio) MFGDP (UK)
    • Registration number: 207305
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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

  • Will I feel any pain during Periodontal Treatment?

    We do our best to ensure you are as comfortable as possible by anaesthetising the mouth. If you do experience a little discomfort while we are cleaning your teeth we can give you additional local anaesthetic.

  • What is the difference between a dental hygienist and a periodontist?

    A dental hygienist and periodontist hold different qualifications. A periodontist is a GDC registered specialist and dentist in periodontal treatment. To achieve this can take 10 years of training, qualifications and practicing. A Dental Hygienist or Therapist have to complete a 3 year qualification. If you have gum disease it may be best to see a Periodontist. For ongoing maintenance of gum health, we recommend seeing a dental hygienist or therapist. To find out more about our Dental Hygienist and Therapists click here here

  • What does gum disease look like?

    Bleeding gums are the most common sign of gum disease. This can often be seen in combination with red, swollen or inflamed gums. Gum disease is caused by plaque or bacterial deposits that irritate the gums and cause bad breath

  • How do I know if I have gum disease?

    It is best to ask your dentist or hygienist at your visits if you are uncertain. Keep an eye out for red, inflamed gums that bleed easily. If you have any concerns, book in for a check up with your dentist.

What customers say about us.

The Vallance Dental Centre IconThe Vallance Dental Centre

Brunswick Street, Manchester

4.7 ★★★★★ 507 reviews

  • Avatar Paul Mason ★★★★★ 4 months ago
    I entered the reception area and was greeted by a friendly hello. It took less than 10 seconds to book me into their system, I was then shown into the dental surgery. Again I was greeted with a friendly hello and was asked how I was.
    After my examination I was explained to in an easy to understand manner of what I was doing. I was advised to get a particular toothbrush ( no hard sell here). I was then escorted to the reception desk to make another appointment. An enjoyable experience! Yes, at the
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  • Avatar Elizabeth Carolan ★★★★★ 2 months ago
    My experience at the dentist within the Valance centre was excellent. I didn’t have long to wait before I was attended too. The staff at the reception were very pleasant and friendly. I Notice how clean and tidy everywhere was. Not forgetting my new dentist and his assistant were brilliant. Made my nerve’s ease, very relaxed atmosphere.
  • Avatar Mohammad Khan ★★★★★ a month ago
    The Vallance Dental center, we're (my family) extremely happy with their services. The place is remarkably neat and clean, the service people are extremely friendly and helpful. Our dentist, Dr. Darren Wilkinson, whom my whole family has been visiting, is just outstanding with his behaviour and his professionalism. We, including our two children, just love this place and the people there.
  • Avatar Maddie Christodoulou ★★★★★ 5 months ago
    Every visit I pay to this dentist has been a pleasant experience. Everyone is kind, knowledgeable and reassuring and I always feel like my health and best interests are put at the forefront of their work. I’ve just had a private root canal with Dr Skidmore and he was particularly brilliant- I can’t recommend the practice enough.
  • Avatar Alexandra Lambert ★★★★★ a month ago
    Excellent service from all the staff we met especially Dr Anastajia Bates and the dental nurse. Their gentle, professional approach made a patient who has not felt able to see a dentist for 35 years feel comfortable and safe. She is now happy to have regular dental care. Thank you all so much.
  • Avatar Melanie Teeling ★★★★★ a month ago
    My family and I use to live local to this dentist but 15 years ago we moved further away. We have a few dental practises near to where we live but I wouldn't want to change ever. From the receptionist dental assistants to the dentist have always been absolutely fabulous. I would recommend this dental practise to anyone searching for a dentist.