Treating and preventing gum disease

Most cases of gum disease can be detected during a dental check-up or an examination and by taking x-rays to spot any bone reduction. Professional dental cleaning and oral hygiene appointments can also aid in effectively controlling these issues and improve gum health.

Benefits of Deep Gum Treatment

  • Helps to remove plaque and tartar buildup from below the gumline.
  • Helps to prevent further progression of gum disease.
  • Reduces the risk of tooth loss.
  • Alleviates swollen or bleeding gums, bad breath, and loose teeth.
  • Deep gum treatment promotes the reattachment of the gums to the teeth.
  • Improves the aesthetics of your smile.

Our treatment process

1. Your Consultation

Our dentist will check for any signs of gum disease, such as bleeding, or inflammation, to assess the severity of it. They will then make a bespoke treatment plan which may include scaling, root planing, or even more advanced periodontal treatments.

2. Your Treatment

Your gums and tooth roots will be thoroughly cleansed to remove plaque, tartar, and bacteria. This procedure is typically performed under local anesthesia to ensure patient comfort. Our ‘Enjoyable Dentistry Technique™’ will ensure that you are comfortable and painfree throughout.

3. Aftercare

You may be instructed to use an antimicrobial mouthwash to reduce bacteria in the mouth and promote healing. And you may be asked to schedule a follow up appointment so we can monitor your healing progress.


  • If your gums have become infected and inflamed, causing pockets to form between the teeth and gums, you may need deep gum treatment.  If you have noticed symptoms such as bleeding gums, bad breath, or receding gums, please give us a call to book a consultation, so we can evaluate your gum health.

  • We employ our ‘Enjoyable Dentistry Technique™’ so that our deep gum treatment shouldn’t hurt and you’ll be relaxed and comfortable throughout.

  • Gum inflammation is one of the most common symptoms. It can cause redness, swelling, and tenderness. You might also have bleeding gums and loose or shifting teeth. If any of these symptoms are present, we recommend you book a consultation with one of our dentists.

  • The first stage of gum disease, known as gingivitis, is characterised by inflammation and bleeding of the gums. If left untreated, gingivitis can progress to periodontitis, a more severe form of gum disease. Periodontitis can cause the gums to recede, exposing the roots of the teeth and leading to tooth loss. It’s worth noting that gum disease has been linked to various systemic health issues, including heart disease and diabetes.

  • Plaque and tartar buildup from the gum line and tooth roots will be removed. The procedure involves cleaning the pockets between the gums and teeth to eliminate the bacteria and toxins that can cause gum disease. Additionally, our dentist may smooth out rough areas on the tooth roots to promote gum reattachment.

  • A good oral hygiene routine can prevent future gum disease. Brush your teeth twice daily and floss regularly. Dental check-ups will ensure any gum disease is dealt with.

  • It takes about 1-2 weeks for the gums to heal and recover from the treatment. However, bear in mind that complete healing may take several months.

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  • “Wonderful service. I would absolutely recommend Dr. Mahir and Rupa for all your dentistry needs. Kind, caring, patient and sometimes even funny. Wonderful dentists.”

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  • “Thank you Dr Mahir Karimjee – Ive had an enjoyable experience, never thought I would say that after years of being afraid of going. calm and friendly atmosphere, with skilled work. Highly recommend!”



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