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Are you experiencing issues such as sore or bleeding gums? Do you notice your teeth moving or becoming looser? Are your gums starting to recede? Teeth are more often lost due to gum disease than decay, so it’s essential to keep your gums healthy and treat any issues that you might be experiencing. Catch gum disease before it becomes too advanced to avoid tooth loss – and if you are already suffering, don’t suffer in silence. Turn to the experts and allow us to help.

Hear From Our Customers

  • review rating 5  Great dentist, very professional and helpful. Dr Avi and various employees always make my experience here very pleasant.

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    review rating 5  A big thank you to all at Gentle Dental for the work and support they provided over the last 12 months. Kam, Shivani, Daniela, Nina all were great to deal with.

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  • review rating 5  I visited to have two teeth extractions a few weeks ago and was so frightened. I saw Dr Shivani and she was very calming and extremely professional at all times, I can honestly say one of the best practitioners in oral health I've been seen by. I would highly recommend this Dental surgery to anyone wanting highly professional, PAIN FREE - excellent experience. Thank you so much x Leigh Shilton.

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    review rating 5  All West Wickham Dental Practice staff from receptionist to dentist are very polite, professional and friendly. They are very caring and always make sure to provide you with the high quality dental work. Outstanding service! Highly recommended.

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  • review rating 5  This dental practice has had a transformation since I visited a year ago for my regular check up and hygiene. The practice environment has had remodelling done making it look sleek and welcoming. Dr Anhaar continues to be the dentist there and as is always the case, her attention to detail is meticulous. I have had varied courses of treatments that started with a crown and a root canal to regular hygiene visits, and now my family and I continue to receive the care from her team. Hope you go from strength to strength and thank you for looking after our teeth.

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    review rating 4  I do not write reviews for the sake of it! But I've got to say that I received more info on dental care in that one half hour sitting, than at any other time in my life. The dentist was so passionate about her advice on preventative care; and a very holistic approach. The staff and general environment were very welcoming and comfortable throughout. The actual treatment was also of a high standard. Thanks guys!

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  • review rating 5  Earlier this year, in March 2018 I went to Kam at Gentle Dental Care, very very much in pain. I had to have two back teeth extracted. I opted for sedation when having the teeth taken out. I chose to have these replaced with Implants once the extraction had healed. During this time I also had a crown put on another tooth. As a very nervous patient, I can honestly say from start to finish the whole process has been a breeze. I attended 5 visits in total and was sedated twice, once for the extraction and once for the initial implant procedure. Kam definitely lives up to his name of the most gentle dentist in Croydon and I can tell how much he cares about his patients and doing the very best for them. The whole team at the surgery are lovely, put me at ease and reassured me every step of the way. It has been painless in every sense of the word. A couple of weeks ago, I went for the last process of having the implant crowns fitted and they look amazing and I could not be happier. 😃 Thank you so much Kam and all your team. Pauline Lee

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    review rating 5  I loved my entire experience with Gentle Dental Care! The staff are all so friendly and accommodating and always willing to help wherever they can! I’m also super happy with my results! I highly recommend Dr Avi and the team!

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  • review rating 5  I am a VERY nervous patient due to bad experiences at dentists in the past. All the staff have been so friendly, helpful and reassuring, putting me at ease. I will have no problem returning for regular checkups as my confidence has been reinstalled. Thank you so much!!!

    thumb Marion Mildenhall

    review rating 5  Really kind and friendly dentist, highly recommend!

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Call 0203 925 3846, email or fill in our form to enquire about your consultation.

How can we treat your gums and make them healthier?

We have expert hygienists on hand to help you maintain or improve the health of your gums and mouth.

Your hygienist will:

  • Complete an assessment, looking for gum inflammation, bleeding, soft plaque and calculus.
  • Complete a scale and polish to remove any of these soft and hard deposits.


If your gum disease is more advanced and you are noticing issues such as bleeding gums, loose teeth or abscesses, your hygienist can offer specialist treatment or refer you on to a dentist. They may carry out treatments such as:

  • Root planing. Bacteria are cleaned from underneath the gums, getting deep into the tissue.
  • Periodontal surgery. You may require surgery or a tooth extraction if there is an infection.


Your dentist might prescribe a course of antibiotics if you need periodontal treatment.

Booking your initial appointment

We will help you to achieve and maintain excellent oral health. The first step is to book an appointment with our dental hygienist team. They can assess your gums and see what course of treatment you need, either completing a clean themselves or referring you on to a specialist dentist who can treat the problem. They can continue to advise you after your treatment, so you can maintain good oral health and keep your gums and teeth healthy.

Why choose Gentle Dental Care to treat your gums?

  • We treat patients in the early stages of gum disease or with advanced periodontal issues
  • Highly trained dentists – we have specialists available to help with any issues
  • A range of services so you can maintain your oral health
  • Sedation for nervous patients or those with a phobia of going to the dentist
  • Gentle dentists and hygienists who are reassuring and patient
  • Leading technology and the best advice

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

Contact the team at Gentle Dental Care if you have any questions about our services. Call 0203 925 3846 or email

With dental practices in Croydon and Bromley and a team of expert clinicians, we have the expertise to ensure that your visit to the dentist is one that you will enjoy.

Gentle Dental Care – it is who we are, and what we do