Mint Dental SE1

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Gum Disease Infection & Prevention near Kennington

  • 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 Kennington

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.

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“Loved the service I received in this clinic. The dentist was very informative, and I am so glad I saw the hygienist too! Will definitely go back” – Ida, Kennington

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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

Advanced symptoms:

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.

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*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. 

Hundreds of patients in Elephant & CastleWaterlooSouth BankBlackfriarsEmbankment and Kennington choose us to care for their gums and dentition.

Andrew Forysth
Andrew Forysth
4 years a customer and always professional yet friendly service. Corrected my major issues (fillings/caps) and while they're keen to ensure ongoing 'perfect teeth' they don't hard sell peripheral / optional treatments. Highly recommended
Lucy MacCarthy
Lucy MacCarthy
I was looking for somewhere with a personal touch, that I could trust and that’s what I got at Mint. They always remember my name and are so polite. After a year of zoom meetings I really wanted my teeth to be straight and the results completely surpassed my expectations. I now feel comfortable taking photos! The team explained everything clearly (I felt I could ask anything multiple times) appointments were always organised and it was a really easy, worthwhile process. My teeth look like my teeth but are now at their best.
Jack Bell
Jack Bell
The clinic is a really lovely place to visit - it is extremely clean and all of the staff are very friendly. They were kind and reassuring all the way through my Invisalign treatment - as well as having amazing technology at their disposal. Dr Imran is so accommodating and kept everything simple, addressing any concerns straight away. All in all I would definitely recommend Mint Dental Clinic, a lovely experience all round.
Mitos Sangil
Mitos Sangil
Dr Patel has done very good job. He explains the procedure very well. He is very skilled. Staff are very friendly and accommodative. I booked for emergency procedure and the team are so quick to respond. The clinic is also very clean. Over all , I highly recommend Mint Clinic in St Georges road to everyone who gets problem with their teeth. 👏👏👏👍👍👍
Cesar Vicente
Cesar Vicente
Amazing experience at Mint dental clinic. Dr R Patel best dentist that has worked on my teeth.He explained all the treatment and has lots of experience. The staff is very friendly and very welcoming. They make you feel right at home. Assistant is very professional and very personable. Really happy with my Invisalign journey and the result.
Charlotte Fox
Charlotte Fox
Best dentist I’ve ever had! Have completed a year of Invisalign with Dr Patel and he has been so reassuring and kind throughout. From the reception staff to hygenists they really go above and beyond to make you feel looked after and special. I couldn’t recommend them enough!
Thomas Geoffrey
Thomas Geoffrey
Over the past six years Dr Raj and Preanka and all of the team at Mint have been exceptional. Every member of the team is exemplary at their expertise and I've never felt in better hands at the dentist. Affordable and top of the range, I would recommend them to anyone.
Mose Aitch
Mose Aitch
Excellent dental practice. A very smartly turned-out surgery. Staff are polite and very professional. I am impressed with the modern teeth scanning equipment. Dr Raj Patel will put you at ease. He is highly professional dentist. I have no problem in recommending Dr Patel and the rest of the Mint team.

Directions from Kennington

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.

  • 6-minute drive using the A23
  • 11-minute bus ride using the 360 from St George’s Road (Stop M). Buses run every 12 minutes
  • Or, if you fancy a walk, we’re only 0.9 miles away, which will typically take you around 18 minutes

We’re also wheelchair accessible.

Other general dental treatments we offer in Kennington:
Fillings | Root Canal | Dental Crowns | Hygienist | Tooth Extractions

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