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Amarjit Gill Cosmetic Dentist Nottingham


Dental Hygienist in Nottingham

Over half the populaton in the Uk suffers from gum disease - Periodontitis. Periodontitis is a disease that effects the gums and the structure supporting the teeth. This is caused by the bacteria in plaque being left where the gum meets the tooth due to poor oral hygiene (clenaing your teeth). It is commonly called gingivitis & as it gets more severe periodontal disease.

Some medical conditions have been linked to severity of periodontal disease. Including Type 2 Diabetes, heart disease, strokes and problems in pregnancy so it is vital to look after your oral hygiene.

Many of those suffering from gum disease don't even recognise the symptoms.

Gum Disease Symptoms:

  • Red, swollen and shiny or bleeding gums when brushing your teeth.
  • Receding gums.
  • Bad Breath.
  • Unplesant taste in the mouth.
  • Loose Teeth

According to statistics:
83% Brits admit that their gums have bled while brushing or flossing!
32% has never flossed in their life!
30% of us forget to brush our teeth before bed!

Treatment for Gum Disease

At Grangewood Dental Practice, our patients gums are examined at your regular dental check up. Dr Amarjit Gill measures the depth of recession around each side of every tooth, he looks for signs of sensativity and bleeding and whether any teeth are mobile. This ensures we can give our patients the right oral hygiene advise. At Grangewood Dental Practice we have a fantastic hygienist who is trained to professionally clean teeth.

Scale and Polish

Is a thorough deep cleaning provided by a Dental Hygienist. Scaling is removing calcified plaque / tartar from the teeth which normal tooth brushing can no longer remove. Polishing is when the teeth are polished to remove stains with a special abbrasive paste. The hygienist uses a hand scale to remove particular stubborn calculus and then uses a ultrasonic which viberates the rest off. A scale and polish will improve the health of your gums and make your teeth feel much better. We have a qualified dental hygienist at Grangewood Dental Practice in Nottingham. Our Hygienist can be seen by any of our patients once they have visited Dr Amarjit Gill our dentist to refer you on.

For severe cases of gum disease, gum surgery may be required.

Prevent Gum Disease

Advice will be given on how to prevent gum disease by Dr Amarjit Gill and our hygienist.

  • Visit your dentist and dental hygienist regularly.
  • Brush and floss your teeth properly, advise will be given on oral hygiene techniques.
  • Use of dental floss or inter-dental, brushes or sticks to get to areas that a toothbrush can not reach.
  • Ensure you have the right toothbrush.
  • Stopping smoking.

To make an appointment with Dr. Amarjit Gill at our Nottingham practice call us on 0115 9281 201 or email