Gum Disease

We believe specialists should stick to what they know best. That’s why our periodontist, Gita Auplish, only treats patients with gum disease. It doesn’t matter what level of the disease a patient has – from bad breath, right through to a need for surgery – there’s no one more qualified than Gita to help.

Gum Disease treatment London, Harley Street

Why are healthy gums important?

Healthy teeth rely on healthy gums for support. Gum disease causes sensitivity, pain, bleeding gums, puffy gums, infection and eventually loss of teeth. More teeth are lost through gum disease than through tooth decay.

What is gum disease?

Gum disease, also know as periodontal disease, is caused by plaque, a film of bacteria that forms on the surface of teeth on a daily basis. If plaque accumulates it becomes hard and forms calculus (tartar). The gums react to the build up of bacteria and become red, swollen and inflamed, and the bone which holds the teeth starts to become eroded. If left untreated your teeth will become loose and may be lost.

What are the signs of gum disease?

  • Gums bleeding when you brush or eat hard foods.
  • Bad breath or a bad taste in your mouth.
  • Gum recession (the teeth appear longer) with increased sensitivity to hot and cold
  • In the later stages of gum disease gaps may appear between your teeth, become loose and eventually be lost.

Why do I need to see a periodontist?

Your dentist will have referred you to a periodontist if they believe you have gum disease that requires treatment. You may also require implant placement.

A periodontist is a specialist who diagnoses, prevents and treats gum disease and has the expertise to provide treatment to help you keep your teeth for the long-term.

How is gum disease treated?

By thorough mechanical cleaning under the gums of the root surfaces to remove bacterial deposits causing the disease (also known as deep cleaning or debridement). 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.

Advanced treatment with surgery can be undertaken to regenerate and replace lost bone and gum.

What does a consultation involve?

  • A discussion about your main concerns.
  • A thorough examination of your gums or implant site.This is not painful however you will be aware that detailed measurements are being taken.
  • Any necessary x-rays will be taken to complete the full examination.
  • Following the examination you will discuss the findings with Dr Auplish, who will tailor a treatment plan for your mouth and answer any questions.
  • You will receive a written report summarising the findings

Look at our practice testimonials

Bo W.
13:00 12 Aug 21
Many Thanks to Dr Annie Li for designing and making a perfect smile for me. One of the best dentist in London for sure ! Absolutely 5 stars for everything and highly recommended! 您是英国最棒的牙医! 👍👍👍👍👍
Zuzana S.
13:54 25 Jun 21
I had a great experience with Dr Vinesh Patel and his nurse Grenta. I would highly recommend Dr Vinesh. Very experienced, highly skilled and excellent dentist. Very clearly and enthusiastic explain my treatment options and procedure. Very pleased. Thank you!
Caroline W.
17:10 22 Jun 21
I would highly recommend DR Santos, as she took the time to explain my treatment, X-rays and the next steps really clearly as well as being super efficient and thorough.I will definitely be returning, as I have never had a dentist that took the time to explain things so clearly. She was also friendly and gentle. Very happy indeed! Thank you 😊
Tamara W.
13:09 05 Jun 21
I had a great experience with Dr. Iqbal and her nurse, Alexandra. Both were really caring and patient and did a great job to put me at ease. I’d really recommend both them and the dental practical, as a whole. The surgery is clean and modern and the reception staff are super friendly. All in all, a great experience.
Lisa W
15:09 11 May 21
I have never in all my years felt the need to review a dentist, but Joana exceeded my expectations. She is THE tooth fairy! She is courteous, professionalempathetic with a great eye for detail. She closed up gaps that I've had due to a childhood accident and I'm blown away with how natural my teeth look at 41. I did plan to go abroad but it was all done at a very reasonable price. She is a credit to the surgery and j can't thank her enough.
Wendy S.
21:18 17 Apr 21
Have been a patient at the surgery for over twenty years and recently been looked after by Dr Navid Sarrami (dentist) and Zaynab Dar (hygienist). I would highly recommend them both: they have helped me get to grips with my dental hygiene routine and I feel like I'm in very safe hands. They explain everything very clearly and I feel I can ask questions and be taken seriously. They are both very friendly whilst also being highly professional. Thanks to all the team at Bandlish for looking after me so well over two decades !
Isabelle L.
11:47 10 Apr 21
I have had a few appointments now with Zaynab and it’s always a pleasurable experience. She is a great hygienist and my teeth always feel super clean after seeing her! She is always punctual, friendly and professional, giving good advice and a thorough clean. Thank you Zaynab.!
M1A1 T.
15:06 02 Apr 21
Never smiled so much! I absolutely hate going to the dentist, but the dental hygienist named Charlotte made me feel right at home and did amazing work on restoring teeth! Still in shock from how good they look haha. would defo recommend to anyone in need of a clean
Anna J
17:18 31 Mar 21
I've been to this dentist twice now and both times have been positive! I got an appointment for a checkup as a new patient for an issue with my wisdom tooth which was quickly arranged, and then recently had a hygenist appointment that went really well! Zaynab my hygenist was excellent and didn't make me feel embarrassed, gave me good advice and make sure I was comfortable throughout
Hannah L.
10:28 23 Mar 21
I never normally write reviews, but I really wanted to. I have always been really scared of going to the dentist, and I had put off finding a new one since I moved to London for a few years. I was put straight at ease from the moment I made the phone call to the receptionist team, and to my first dentist check up with Joana.I have to say how particularly fantastic Charlotte the hygienist is, who I have seen regularly over the last year. She is incredibly calm and friendly and has really helped quell my fear of going to a dentist! She is absolutely brilliant and cannot recommend Dentistry on Gipsy Hill enough.Thank you!
Lauren V.
11:02 22 Mar 21
Hands down the best dental care in my 33 years, I’ve ever had. The incredible Annie is my dentist and she is just incredible. I needed to have a lot of work done and at each appointment she calmed me down (I’m a bit pathetic at the dentist), accommodation every flinch and was just superb. Never felt a single thing. My daughters and my husband all use this dentist and even if I moved I’d still come here. Absolutely fabulous!
Chris W.
01:54 06 Mar 21
Dear Dr BI'm writing to say thank you to you and your amazing colleagues for the truly excellent treatments I have received recently.Your team has been very efficient, highly competent, cheery and kind in their handling of my crown and check-ups. I feel in very safe hands :-) I would mention in particular Dr Annie, Charlotte and Charisma.Please do pass on my best wishes to the team.
Marisa A.
17:25 18 Feb 21
After so many years of traumatic experiences, I’m so pleased that I finally found an excellent team starting from the day that I’ve made the appointment the lady from the reception Called Isca kindly booked me within 24 hours even though it was fully booked. It was amazing to be seen as I was in so much pain due to an infection. Started my treatment with Charlotte and Joana. They were both 5 stars and professionally kind.I found the rest of the team nurses and receptionist helpful and caring too. I highly recommend this dental practice 😊
Dariusz P.
15:57 15 Feb 21
Amazing and I highly recommend
Ian K.
14:14 03 Feb 21
Absolutely recommend. They are very professional and friendly. I saw Dr. Joana Santos today and she was amazing, she made me feel comfortable and painless. I had an emergency extradition and honestly didn't feel a thing.I'm a devotee now.Thank you!
19:48 10 Jan 21
Lucia L.
15:57 05 Dec 20
I had an amazing experience. Aoife is truly brilliant.
09:24 21 Oct 20
Dr Aofie Stack is the best dentist I have ever had! So kind, affable and generally concerned for your health and well being. I have always had anxiety surrounding dentistry, but meeting her I feel genuinely excited to go to the dentist and improve my oral health. Highly recommend her and Bandlish.
13:55 17 Oct 20
I had a check up with Aoife Stack. Very professional and efficient plus gave great advice for long term teeth care. Highly recommended.
Amy D.
10:32 13 Oct 20
Excellent, quick advice from Naveed and had the best and most pain free hygenist appt I've ever had with Charlotte - thank you! Very professional and organised place. Also very impressed what Naveed picked up on in my first check up.
Nicola S.
10:30 27 Sep 20
I’m new to the dentist and my first experience was excellent Aoife may me feel at ease and comfortable she explained everything clear and what treatment I need. I know I’m in safe hands when I return for my next appointment. Thank you Aoife.
Mirela P.
16:56 24 Sep 20
I saw Dr. Aoife Brid Stack today and she was absolutely brilliant, ever since she came to the clinic, she took care of my teeth and I took big steps with the treatment. Every time I went to her, it made me feel comfortable and painless. I am very happy and excited that she is taking care of my teeth.Highly recommended this surgery and this dentist !!!!The ladies at the front desk are also worth mentioning, as they could not have been more helpful or kind. Thank you very much ladies !!!
D G.
21:30 04 Aug 20
I can safely say that Dr Santos the best dentist I have ever been to. I went in with extreme pain on one of my teeth and the treatment I received couldn’t have been better - from the friendly reception staff to the root canal treatment I received, I have never felt more at ease at a dentist, even given the current Covid situation. Everything was explained to me in really clear terms, so that I was comfortable in the decisions I was making. I will be visiting Dr Santos again.
Gill J.
15:12 05 Mar 20
I saw Dr Aoife Brid Stack today and she was absolutely brilliant. Being a very nervous patient, I was conscious that it might not be an easy appointment for her to take. She worked tirelessly to ensure my treatment was both pain free and thorough. Such an absolute star who cares about the human in her chair and care.Highly recommended this surgery and this dentist!!!!It's also worth mentioning the ladies on reception too as they could not have been more helpful or kind. Thanks so much ladies!!!
Polly N.
16:31 19 Dec 19
Great service from Maria at reception and Dentist Aoife after I turned up, without an appointment, with my daughter who had broken her front tooth in fall at school. My daughter was seen immediately by Aoife who quickly glued the tooth back on. Thankyou!
Maria Rita A.
13:17 30 Aug 19
I love this place! Especially dentist Annie that is an amazing professional!
Ian W.
16:58 15 Jul 19
Tahira S.
13:12 19 Apr 19
Praise for Dr Annie. She gave me what you read about in all the ads: a new smile! She accomplished this with this an exceptional degree of professionalism: she went through all the options available to me, gave expert advice about the pros and cons of each option and she paid attention to my medical and personal circumstances. I am absolutely pleased with the result and the procedure itself was undertaken by Dr Annie with the utmost care and professional expertise. I could not have been in better hands! If you are looking for an experienced, highly skilled and caring dentist, Dr Annie is the woman for you.
Ms. F.
13:29 17 Mar 19
Had a really positive experience at this practise. The staff on reception were very friendly. I saw the Irish dentist here Dr. Aoife.She was so professional and gave great advice. Would highly recommend.
Denise L.
12:53 16 Mar 19
I've been treated by Aoife at this dental practice and I have to say all the staff are so welcoming and professional. Aoife talked me though every step of the treatment and the reasons for doing each. She reassured me every step of the way. Highly recommend this dental practice and especially Dr.Aoife Stack.
21:14 21 Jan 19
Amazing treatment from staff !
Elizabeth C.
12:05 13 Dec 18
Excellent service! Would recommend.My dentist is the best and I would not go with anyone else.
Glen J.
13:29 12 Nov 18
Thoroughly recommended. Friendly, professional, informative.
Hua S.
10:26 07 Oct 18
I was a very nervous patient due to past dental experience (bad root canal treatment). Dr Annie was very patient and caring with me when I had my filling done a few weeks ago. It was the most pain free dental procedure that I ever had. I would definitely recommend this dental practice, and the efficient team.Sunny
Steve A.
13:10 28 Sep 18
Absolutely recommend. They are professional and friendly. My dentist was delicate and understanding. I had an emergency extradition and honestly didn't feel a thing.I'm a devotee now.Thank you !
marshalls E.
11:49 21 Aug 18
Very rude receptionist calls you by your surname ,No respectMr Mrs Miss that how you greet a customer who is paying£1000 . or any one who walks throw the door ,if she worked forme I would sack her in a blink of an eye ,I have asked her twicenot to do that ,she still did , going tomorrow try it again sweet hart .Other than her . the place is really nice I have recommended it to all mystaff ,thank you Annie for all your help .kind regardsTony
Boukie M.
14:52 12 Jul 18
Sarah B.
21:49 27 Jun 18
Great dentistry experience. Friendly staff and knowledgeable dentists. Would recommend this practice.
Jaydaa N.
15:30 27 Jun 18
Iam delighted to be seen as a patient at bandlish dental. Staff was very much helpful, professional, kind, patient and were able to assist to my needs.Your dental practice is much appreciated and I will highly recommend my friends and family to attend your surgeryThank you again and may you maintain a welcoming environment for your businessBest regardsJayda
Shamah C.
18:24 09 Jun 18
18:41 31 May 18
Very nice welcome.Clean and efficient.Very professional care and delighted with my results of my filling.Can’t wait for my whitening treatment.Would definitely recommend.
Aine Maire B.
12:57 31 May 18
Tom M.
18:12 23 May 18
I saw the new Irish dentist at the practice and she was really professional. Made me feel calm and OK with my treatment. The nurse was so helpful and Charlotte on reception was so friendly. Highly recommended!
Rula A.
08:29 16 May 18
I had the best experience ever, always happy to visit Bandlish DentalStaff are friendly and welcoming
Lucy G.
09:52 17 Sep 17
I've been seeing Dr Bandlish for over 30 years and he is absolutely brilliant. I have a daughter with a phobia of everything to do with teeth, and he is the only person she will see, and he has successfully persuaded her to allow him to remove a couple of teeth she needs taking out to have a brace fitted, rather than having to be sedated to have them removed. He is utterly professional.
Lynne P.
12:04 17 Jun 17
Mezo B.
16:21 15 May 17
Best Dentist ever, highly recommend
Malcolm G.
22:29 07 Mar 17
professional friendly staff that put the patient first. excellent treatment and service.
Simone “SoulFnkDiva” T.
12:23 02 Nov 16
I see Shiv who's very gentle and patient. Also the reception staff are very friendly and helpful. Definitely recommend this Dentist.
Georgina F.
07:27 01 Aug 16
best dentist ever
08:04 15 Apr 16
Absolutely incredible Dental Surgery! I had my first ever fillings here yesterday and was worried as the anaesthetic (naturally) made my mouth numb on one side for half a day. I called in, and spoke to the Dentist, who reassured me but gave some excellent advice. Luckily, it faded and I felt fine. This morning I received a call from her to check how I was; never before have I experienced such amazing customer care! I am truly impressed and delighted. My fillings are wonderful and I'm not even in any kind of pain. Added to this, the reception staff are friendly and very funny, warm people. I'm so impressed and happy!
Deman R.
13:19 23 Oct 15

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