Gum Disease

The most common reasons for tooth loss

Gum disease is one of the most common reasons for tooth loss and it begins with the build-up of plaque. The plaque forms tartar or calculus where the tooth meets the gum. The symptoms of gum disease are often overlooked as they are pain free in the first instance. The preventative treatment and removal of this plaque can only be done by a dentist.

You may have gum disease if:

    • Your gums bleed when you brush.
    • Your gums are red or swollen.
    • You suffer from persistent bad breath.
    • Your teeth look or feel like they are moving.
    • Your teeth are looking longer (a sign that your gums are receding).
    • There are spaces developing between your teeth.
    • You experience recurrent mouth infections or ulcers.


Risk Factors associated with gum disease

The main risk factors that increase your chance of developing gum disease are:

    • Poor oral hygiene
    • Smoking
    • Diabetes
    • Substance abuse
    • Poor diet
    • Old age
    • Stress
    • Hormonal changes
    • Certain medication
    • Poor fitting dental restorations such as filling, crowns, bridge and dentures

How is gum disease treated?

By thorough deep cleaning under the gums of the root surfaces to remove bacterial deposits causing the disease. This is usually conducted under local anaesthetic so you feel comfortable. During this phase, you will be given instructions on how to clean more effectively around the teeth and gums using toothbrushes and interdental aids.

In severe cases advanced treatment with surgery can be undertaken to regenerate and replace lost bone and gum.

Seek help early on

Treating the disease in its early stages is of key importance, as the disease will slowly begin to attack the bone and tissues that support the teeth, which can result in tooth loss. If you are conscious that you may have gum disease of some form please contact our team for advice.

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Sam R
Sam R
8. February, 2022.
I've been registered with Mansion House Dental for a number of years now. I cannot fault the level of patient care and service provided by Dr Qasim Abbasi and his colleagues. When it comes to other private practices, you're normally given the hard upsell by dentists (particularly on cosmetic procedures). But at Mansion House Dental they have always put my long term wellbeing first.
6. February, 2022.
Could not be happier with the service received from Dr. Abbasi. Visited from a colleague's referral, was cautious given the standard of service and professionalism from some of the practices near by. Very friendly and thoughtful practice, would recommend to anyone working in the city.
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Kai van Dongen
4. February, 2022.
10/10 - Highly recommend!!!
Kirsty Clarke
Kirsty Clarke
1. December, 2021.
I’ve been to Mansion House Dental a number of times this year and on every occasion the care I have received from Dr Qasim and the rest of the team has been excellent. Dr Qasim is very knowledgeable and he always takes time to answer my questions and explain different treatment options clearly. The facilities are clean and modern and appointment times are flexible. I highly recommend this practise for both routine check ups and whitening.
Todor Brachkov
Todor Brachkov
5. November, 2021.
I highly recommend this dental practice! My doctor was Qasim Abbasi and I can tell he has a great attention to detail and high intrinsic motivation to deliver the best outcome for his patients. Over the past couple of months I had a series of visits I was always amazed by his professionalism and attitude when challenged with complex issues.
Hasan Asim
Hasan Asim
19. October, 2021.
I've had Invisalign done here and also get my regular checkups here. I can only speak highly of Mansion House Dental Practice. Dr Qasim Abbasi comes across friendly, understanding and highly intelligent. The reception & dental assistants are also a pleasure to deal with.
Simon Dinnage
Simon Dinnage
9. September, 2021.
Highly professional and friendly. I would recommend Dr Abbasi to anyone.
Rachel Pallentin
Rachel Pallentin
1. September, 2021.
My all time favourite dentist! Everyone is super professional and friendly. Dr Abbasi provided excellent service and I’m more than happy with the results. I will be coming here for all my future dental needs.
Kaley O'Hara
Kaley O'Hara
22. July, 2021.
Mansion House Dental Practice is a great choice if you are in need of a dental practice in the city. Highly professional and friendly team, relaxing atmosphere. I would recommend this practice to anyone looking for routine exams/cleaning to more complex dental treatments.
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steph gallagher
20. July, 2021.
I can’t rate this practice highly enough - I had Invisalign on both upper and lower arches, plus whitening and a cosmetic filling for a chipped tooth. I also had lingual retainers. Every step of the process was explained to me upfront, there were no hidden costs, and service was really professional and friendly. I had quite a few queries and they were all responded to super quickly (usually same day.) I am recommending to friends and wouldn’t hesitate to come back - thank you!!

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