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Gum Health Nottingham

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Every Smile Needs Healthy Gums

When you consider your dental health and the appearance of your smile, it’s easy to focus on your teeth. But dental health includes your gums, the tissue that supports and surrounds your teeth.

Problems like inflamed or bleeding gums and bad breath are often symptoms of gum disease. But these issues can worsen, and gum disease can make your teeth fall out and damage your jaw.

At The Dental Suite, we care for your whole smile. From routine checkups to specialist gum treatments, we ensure you have healthy gums to support your beautiful smile.

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Understanding Gum Disease

Gum disease is caused by plaque. Plaque is a sticky film that coats your teeth and gums. It contains a mix of bacteria, food debris, and
saliva. When plaque builds up on your teeth, it hardens to form tartar.

You’ll often find tartar along the gum line at the edge of your teeth. When it builds up here, it irritates the gums, causing gingivitis.

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WHAT IS GINGIVITIS?

Gingivitis is the first stage of gum disease. The symptoms of gingivitis are inflamed, red, or bleeding gums. This type of gum disease is reversible with treatment.

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WHAT IS PERIODONTITIS?

Periodontitis is an advanced gum disease affecting the bone and ligaments around the teeth. As gum disease progresses to this stage, pockets form around the roots of your teeth. When this happens, tooth loss is likely. You can also develop abscesses, and your gums may recede.

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Periodontal Examinations

Periodontitis has several stages; a complete examination helps us determine the extent of the damage and the best treatment route. This simple, painless examination uses a special instrument to check the bone level around each tooth.

At The Dental Suite, we routinely perform periodontal examinations to monitor your gum health. If we spot any problems, we’ll explain them and create a treatment and maintenance plan.

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Gum Disease Prevention

Keeping plaque at bay is central in the fight against gum disease. Brush your teeth morning and night using a soft toothbrush and fluoride toothpaste. While brushing, it’s important to use techniques that don’t damage tooth enamel or gum tissue.

Flossing and using mouthwash are effective ways to remove plaque, complementing regular brushing. Visiting us for checkups and hygiene appointments will help prevent gum disease.

Fissure sealants can help your child’s teeth. This simple, preventative treatment uses resin to coat vulnerable chewing surfaces at the back of your child’s mouth.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What causes gum disease?

Bacterial Plaque is the major causative factor of gum disease. It is a film of bacteria, which is present in your mouth and are constantly sticking to your teeth. These bacteria quickly multiply to form layers of plaque. If not thoroughly removed minerals from your saliva precipitate into the bacterial plaque forming calculus (Tartar).

What is gingivitis?

This is the name given to inflammation of the Gingival Tissue (Gums) and occurs when bacterial plaque accumulates between the tooth and the gum. This is the first stage of gum disease and is reversible with treatment.

What is periodontitis?

Periodontitis is the name given to gum disease which has advanced to involve the periodontium. (the bone and ligament around each tooth). It is important to preserve the bone levels around your teeth in order to prevent your teeth from becoming loose.

There are many degrees of Periodontitis and the only way to diagnose the extent of the damage is with a periodontal examination. This is a simple and painless examination with a special instrument to check the bone level around each of your teeth.

At the Dental Suite we routinely carry out a gum examination to monitor your Periodontal Health. Should there be any problems, these are shown to you and explained in “simple English”. A treatment and maintenance plan is then devised to achieve optimum periodontal health. After all, your gums are the foundation for your teeth, your smile!

How can I prevent gum disease?

Thorough removal of bacterial plaque from the teeth and gums is paramount in the prevention of gum disease.

There are many recommended tooth brushing techniques and it can sometimes be a little confusing as to what we should do. It is important to remove bacterial plaque thoroughly without causing damage to the tooth enamel as this can cause sensitivity.

We advise against brushing with an up and down action and scrubbing from side to side as both of these techniques cause damage to the teeth and gums. Generally it is best to give tooth brushing advice on a one to one basis so that established habits can be reviewed and dexterity assessed.

We can also fissure seal your children’s teeth. This is a simple preventative procedure which covers the vulnerable chewing surfaces of the back teeth (molars and premolars) with a protective coating of resin (plastic) which in conjunction with dietary advice helps to prevent tooth decay.

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Consistently Five-Star Rated

With 1000+ five-star reviews online, The Dental Suite is Nottingham’s top-rated clinic for quality care.

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Leanne Pedley

I had an extraction, implant and composite bonding done here. The surgery is beautiful, spotless, comfortable and modern. The staff are wonderful with nervous patients like myself, Dr Kal is a perfectionist and is exceptionally qualified!

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Gina Leverton

I’ve been a patient at the Dental Suite now for around 10 years and had numerous work done with standard fillings. Always friendly, and professional and I feel like he genuinely cares about his patients and his work. I always feel reassured and happy with the care I receive. I wouldn’t go anywhere else for my dental needs!

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Bernard Sisson

I was impressed by their efficiency and good communication skills! My first examination was very thorough and everything was explained to me in great detail. The root canal treatment was painless.

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Ashleigh S

Absolutely amazing…I was booked in so quick and Dr Kiren is just the friendliest woman I’ve ever come across…really makes you feel at ease. I would rate more stars if I could, if you’re thinking about any sort of work with Dr Kiren, I say go go go!! Thank you ????

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Christian Dambacher

Such a great dental practice. Cannot recommend enough. amazing staff and very happy with the results of my braces.

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Al Jo

I had a check up here and a filling done. I felt absolutely nothing. Not even the injection. The girl at the desk and nurse and dentist were really professional and really nice. I highly recommend this place.

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Leva Skapare

Fantastic dental practice and great staff. Been going here for a while now. I always had anxiety and panic attacks because I had a very bad experience with the dentist. But now I can’t be happier. They are so welcoming and friendly and calm you down.

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Lucy Campion

I’m a current patient, part way through my Invisalign treatment and so far I’m very satisfied with the results and the customer service I’ve received at the Dental Suite.

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Bryonie Luxton

Brilliant staff, welcoming and professional. Lots of support over my braces journey, would definitely recommend to anyone needing ortho or dental work

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Susan McKenna

I have been attending The Dental suite for the past 2-3 years and have had fillings replaced, root canal work and also recently a large molar extracted. I am very nervous of dental work hence the vast amount of work needed when I changed dentists; however I have been able to manage all my dental work due to the expert care I have received with comprehensive explanations . Thank you and would recommend

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Gum Health in Nottingham

Your gums are your smile’s foundations. At The Dental Suite, your gum health is vital to us. Get in touch today to schedule a consultation.

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The Dental Suite
Nottingham
67 Melton Rd,
West Bridgford,
Nottingham,
NG2 6EN
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The Dental Suite
Leicester
7-9 Rutland Street,
Leicester,
LE1 1RB
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The Dental Suite
Loughborough
27 Park Rd,
Loughborough,
LE11 2ED