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If your gum disease is more advanced we may recommend seeing a gum specialist (periodontist) within the group who will be able to give more complex and advanced treatment solutions. Early stages of gum disease can advance into gingivitis, and this can then become periodontitis, also known as periodontal disease.

Even if you don’t have any symptoms, it is still important to see a dental hygienist to maintain your gum health. You can book hygienist appointments with our specialist team at Gentle Dental Care.

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The first step is to book an appointment with our dental hygiene team who can carry out your treatment for you or refer you to a specialist if you have more advanced gum disease.

Call 0203 925 3846, email or fill in our form and we will get back to you shortly.

Gum disease symptoms

These are some of the symptoms that might indicate you are in the early stages of gum disease:

  • Bleeding when you brush your teeth or floss
  • Sore gums
  • Inflamed gums

If your gum disease becomes more advanced, these are some of the symptoms you might experience:

  • Bad breath
  • An unusual or unpleasant taste
  • Loosening teeth
  • Movement / drifting of teeth
  • More painful gums
  • Receding gums
  • Excess saliva

Gum treatment from Gentle Dental Care

If you are in the early stages of gum disease, this can usually be treated by a dental hygienist.

When you visit a hygienist, they will:

  • Carry out a hygiene assessment to look for inflammation, bleeding, soft plaque and hard deposits (calculus).
  • Carry out a scale and polish, removing soft and hard debris and deposits from teeth and gums.

If you have more advanced gum disease your hygienist will refer you on to the relevant dental professional. They may carry out treatments such as:

  • Root planing. This consists of a deep clean underneath the gums to get rid of bacteria.
  • Periodontal surgery. It’s possible that you might need specific surgery, or to have a tooth removed.

Your dentist may also prescribe a course of antibiotics depending on the treatment you are undergoing.

Gum Treatment By Our Gentle Dental Specialist

Our award-winning specialist, Dr Mish, will restore your gums back to perfect health

Team member - Mish

Dr. Mish

GDC no. 114518

BDS HONS (Lond), MJDF RCS (Eng) MClin Dent Perio, MRD RCS (Eng) M (Rest Dent) RCPS (Glasg) Specialist periodontist and implant dentistry

Key Achievements

  • Qualified from Guy’s Hospital with honours
  • Trained specialist from the Eastman Institute, with a focus on periodontology and implant dentistry
  • Achieved ‘Membership in Restorative Dentistry (MRD)’ from the Royal College of Surgeons of England
  • Awarded a distinction for his Masters in Clinical Dentistry and a Certificate in Periodontology by the European Federation of Periodontology
  • Published in peer-reviewed journals
  • Recognised as the Best Young Dentist 2013 – London, at the National Dentistry Awards
  • Holds teaching positions at the Eastman Dental Institute, UCL and at the Royal London, Whitechapel
  • Lectured nationally and internationally

Maintaining good oral health

The cornerstone of good oral health is good oral hygiene. This can help prevent gum disease developing in the first place, and if you have had treatment for gum disease it’s essential that you maintain good oral hygiene in the future. This will prevent gum disease coming back.

This is how you can maintain good oral health:

  • Brushing your teeth with the correct toothbrush
  • Using other cleaning aids such as floss, interdental brushes and mouthwash
  • Visiting a hygienist on a regular basis

At your appointment we will teach you how to select the ideal cleaning aids and how to use them properly to prevent gum disease.

Contact the team at Gentle Dental Care to discuss your hygiene appointment further. We can help you improve your smile and feel confident in your appearance, with flexible hygiene appointments to suit everyone. Book in for a consultation and let’s see how we can be of assistance.

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