Periodontal (gum) disease
causes, symptoms, and treatments

Do you have swollen gums
or they bleed after you brush your teeth?

If the answer is a yes, then you may be having periodontal disease. Periodontal or gum disease is a condition in which there is inflammation of the gums, bones and the tissues surrounding the teeth. The primary reason for the development of periodontal disease is inadequate oral hygiene maintenance.

Plaque and calculus provide ideal environment for harmful bacteria, which release toxins destroying the gum tissue and fibres attaching the teeth to the gums and jaw bone. If dental treatment is not sought in time, the teeth start becoming mobile and ultimately fall off.

Periodontal disease

The "silent killer"

The first symptoms are mild, however, in its advanced stages, periodontal disease results in the destruction of the jaw bone, and even tooth loss. It is also known as the silent killer, as it can also cause severe, even life-threatening medical conditions.

Therefore, you should visit us immediately for a check-up if you suspect that you have gum disease.

The Stages of Gum Disease

1.: Gingivitis

Manifested in the form of swelling, redness, and tenderness of the gums. The gums begin to recede towards the roots resulting higher chances of sensitivity and cavity formation in the roots.

2.: Periodontitis

The inflammation extends from the gums into the bone and fibers that hold the teeth in place. The teeth become mobile. Bad breath may also develop because of the underlying inflammation.

3.: Advanced Periodontitis

The final, and most severe stage. The teeth become extensively mobile and ultimately fall off. In very advanced cases, there is so much bone loss that it there is insufficient bone density to support a denture or an implant for replacing the missing tooth.

Treatment of periodontitis is not simple and may require surgical intervention.

At Ep-Dent, our priority is to avoid surgical procedures which take a long time to heal, therefore, we use excellent alternatives to the conventional periodontal surgical procedures.

How we manage cases of early stage
and advanced periodontitis

The HELBO® laster therapy

HELBO treatment is gentle and effective in improving the health of your teeth.
With a dye and laser light, bacteria and fungi are destroyed instantly.

  • PAINLESS - HELBO uses low-energy laser and can even reduce tooth pain.
  • EFFECTIVE - Inflammation subsides in as little as one treatment for most people.
  • HEALTHY - HELBO maximizes oral health.
  • FAST - Treatment only takes a few minutes.
  • TESTED - Over 50 publications showing the success of HELBO.

Your dentist

The dentists and hygienists posess the expertise required to address your unique needs
and have helped hundreds of patients over many years to brighten up their smiles and boost their self confidence.


GDC Number: 267804

Dr. Oana Starica is an experienced dentist, passionate about her work. She has specialised in numerous areas of dentistry including periodontology, endodontics, aestehtic and prosthetic surgery, as well as dental surgery.

She always aims to keep up to date with the advances in her field and has therefore completed multiple courses and workshops. Moreover, she has participated in conferences and meeting of national and international reputation.

She is very capable in communicating instructions regarding complex procedures and she also understands several languages including English, French, Italian, Spanish and Romanian.

What makes Dr Starica's standards of care outstanding is her friendly character which forms a suitable environment for nervous patients.

Her patients say she is not only a dentist but also an artist.

Awards of Tibor Dental Group - Ep-Dent

Customer service awards

5 star treatment

1st Clinic

2nd in their global list
by Global Clinic Rating
Tibor Dental group's score: 4.9/5

100% patients recommended clinic

About your "dental home" in Camden

State-of-the-art clinic

The state-of-the-art clinic of Ep-Dent is located on Kentish Town Road, Camden. Easily accessible via public transport (buses 134, C2, Northern Line and Overground).

Highly experienced team

Our world-class dentists and assistants are jealous of the expertise they’ve accrued in their respective fields of specialisation, such as implants, crowns/bridges, dental hygiene, root canal treatment and fillings.

Award winning company

We are extremely proud of the recognition we have been afforded, in terms of awards received, recommendations and remain grateful to our patients for their support over the past 12 years.

Relaxed environment

We have made our clinic feel warm and welcoming as well as a pleasant place for our patients to visit and possess a particular sensitivity regarding the anxieties and concerns of nervous dental patients.