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Gum disease develops from plaque and bacteria left to build up on the teeth. The gums become infected, swollen, and sore. Your experienced private dentist in Lewisham uses dental scaling and root planing to eradicate gum disease and restore oral health. We also place an emphasis on preventative care to minimise the risk of future dental problems developing.

What are the signs of gum disease?

If you have gum disease, you may notice blood in your mouth or on your toothbrush as you brush your teeth. You may also have:

  • Bad breath
  • Red, bleeding gums
  • A bad taste in your mouth

If you’re experiencing one or more of these symptoms, please book an appointment with your dentist in Lewisham as soon as possible.

Gum disease treatment at our dental clinic in Lewisham

One of our friendly and experienced dentists will examine your teeth and gums to diagnose and assess the extent of your gum disease. Your treatment will be swiftly planned and actioned. Our treatments are safe and minimally-invasive to ensure your fast recovery.


Gingivitis is an early stage of gum disease which is simply treated with a scale and polish. Plaque and tartar is cleaned away with special dental instruments, and your mouth will be restored to perfect health.


If left untreated, gingivitis can develop into periodontitis which causes the gums to recede. Your cosmetic dentist in Lewisham will clean away the plaque and tartar from the teeth. You will then have a root planing treatment performed under local anaesthetic. Bacterial pockets will be removed, which decreases inflammation. You may be prescribed antibiotics and painkillers to ease pain and encourage recovery.

ANUG (acute necrotising ulcerative gingivitis)

ANUG, or 'trench mouth', is an advanced form of gum disease. It’s sudden in its onset with severe symptoms, such as, swelling, ulcers, bad breath, and pain. ANUG requires immediate treatment by your emergency dentist in Lewisham. You may be referred to periodontist for specialised treatment which includes gum surgery.

Are you in need of gum disease treatment in Lewisham? To book your consultation today, please call HV Lewisham Dental Practice on, or email us at

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