- Highly rated and loved by hundreds of patients in Southwark and neighbouring boroughs
- 200+ Google Reviews and counting
- Gum disease dentists like Dr Bryar Koyi (GDC No. 193737) specialising in periodontal care at the clinic daily
- Located a short 1.1 miles away from Blackfriars
Even though gum disease is a common condition, it can also be frightening as it causes swelling, redness of the gums, and pain. While sometimes symptoms may feel manageable, as your local expert dentists, we advise that ignoring gum disease and avoiding treatment can lead to gum recession and even multiple tooth loss.
So, if you’re suffering from gum disease or believe you’re experiencing some of the symptoms – don’t hesitate and visit us today. We’re right around the corner.
Call 020 7928 4474.
“On my first visit, I was treated by a dental hygienist because I was bleeding whenever I brushed my teeth. After cleaning my teeth, the hygienist suggested I should see the dentist for a check-up/scanning because my gum was very weak. On the day of the appointment, the dentist checked everything over and began to educate me on how to stop and reduce the gum bleeding. Since then, the gum bleeding has drastically reduced since I’ve been following the recommended steps. I’d definitely recommend Mint Dental Clinic in Elephant and Castle to anyone suffering from gum bleeding or gum disease.” – Fatusi, Blackfriars
Periodontitis (Gum Disease)
Gum disease is often clearly presented through sore gums, which are red and swollen. The disease’s main symptoms include bleeding gums and bad breath, which can be managed through increased oral hygiene measures like brushing teeth and flossing. However, a dental hygienist appointment will be required for patients with plaque or tartar build-up, as this can only be removed by a professional in a dental office.
In its beginning stages, gum disease, or gingivitis, is not always painful, which can often go unnoticed.
But spotting gum disease in its early stage will be crucial in reversing its effects and preventing the problem from being helped or cured. Hence, why many dentists stress the importance of regular dental hygienist appointments so we can prevent gum disease from occurring and pick up on the signs early enough to resolve the problem.
Initial symptoms include:
- Red, swollen or tender gums
- Bleeding after brushing or flossing
Tissues and bone supporting the teeth become affected when gingivitis goes untreated – this stage of the disease is referred to as periodontitis or, more commonly, periodontal disease.
- Halitosis (bad breath that doesn’t go away)
- An unpleasant taste in your mouth
- Teeth that have become loose or starting to wobble
- Pain in gums or teeth that have become overly sensitive
- Collections of pus forming under the gums (abscesses)
Brushing teeth twice a day and flossing can help reduce the signs and symptoms associated with gum disease. However, a dental hygienist will be essential to thoroughly clean your teeth in areas that your toothbrush cannot reach. Plus, scale and polish treatments clean the teeth so perfectly that it blasts away superficial stains.
Severe gum disease often requires medical attention and treatment; in some cases, where surgery is prescribed to alleviate symptoms. These treatments are delivered by a specialist in gum problems (periodontics), who will work with you to form a treatment plan to keep your mouth clean and healthy.
With Mint Dental, we have periodontal specialists on our team, so if your case is complex, there’s no need for external referrals.
*PLEASE BE AWARE: We don’t wish to scare you, but ignoring gum disease has drastic consequences that eventually lead to tooth loss. And once tooth loss begins to occur, the bone in the jaw begins to break down, which causes further tooth loss, tooth movement and facial sagging. Whilst we can implement dental implants to replace missing teeth, this process can become more expensive, challenging, and difficult to treat. We know that regular visits to the hygienist may not be on the top of your to-do list, and often life and circumstances tend to get in the way, but scheduling an appointment every six months can save you thousands of pounds in dental care in the future.
Prevent and cure while you can – when gum disease goes beyond gingivitis, we can only manage your symptoms, not treat them.
The practice address: 3, St Georges Court, Garden Row, Elephant and Castle, London SE1 6HD.
The closest tube/train station is Elephant and Castle on the Bakerloo Line.
- 10-minute drive using the A302 and A3211 (Car parking spaces available near the practice (Colnbrook Street)
- 21-minutes using the tube (5 minutes on the Bakerloo line) and 8 minutes walking
- 18-minute bus ride (40/63) from St George’s Circus (Stop U)
- Or, if you fancy a walk, we’re only 1.1 miles away, which will typically take you around 23 minutes
We’re also wheelchair accessible.
Affordable dental finance on all treatments over £995.00
We’ve teamed up with Chrysalis Finance to provide you with simple & affordable ways to pay for all types of dental treatment; finance from £950.00 to £25,000.00. You don’t need to be a homeowner. When approved, Chrysalis would pay our clinic directly. Chrysalis Finance Limited is Authorised and Regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority, FRN 631193. This does not affect your credit score.
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