Periodontal Care

Keeping Chelmsford smiles protected with periodontics

Did you know that at least 97% of the UK population suffer from at least some level of gum disease? Gum disease is also the main cause of tooth loss in adults.

Caused by bacteria, this ‘silent disease’ irritates the gums and over time, can lead to degradation of the bone surrounding your teeth. Your gums will be prone to bleeding and eventually, your teeth will become loose. Many dental patients don’t even realise they have periodontal or gum disease as early symptoms are often painless.

What are the symptoms of gum disease?

Do you experience any of the following?

  • Bleeding gums when you brush, floss or bite into harder solid foods
  • Swollen, sensitive or red gums
  • Bad breath that doesn’t abate despite brushing regularly
  • A receding gum line

If you experience any or all of the above, the team at Brickfields Dental Care welcome your visit to the practice so that we can assess your teeth.

Why choose Brickfields for periodontal care in Essex?

Our highly-skilled and experienced hygienists are trained in the latest preventative periodontal treatments and advanced screening technology to determine the levels of bacteria and infection in your mouth. We go beyond the typical scale-and-polish to keep your teeth healthy.

If you’re looking for a dentist near you who can identify, treat and prevent gum disease, get in touch with the expert and capable team at Brickfields Dental Care in Essex.

FAQs

My gums are bleeding when I brush – what should I do?

This is often a sign of gingivitis which is the early stages of gum disease. We recommend booking in for an appointment with our dental hygienist who will assess the condition of your oral health, remove any build-up of plaque and discuss with you the best at-home oral health regime to get your smile back on track.

Can I treat gum disease at home?

Gum disease occurs when plaque and bacteria have collected past the surface of the tooth and moved deeper into the gum line. It is important for a professional dental hygienist to address this as normal flossing and brushing will not be able to penetrate deep enough to remove this harmful bacterium.

What can I do to ensure I don’t develop gum disease?

Brushing twice a day, flossing and attending regular dental hygiene appointments will significantly reduce your chances of developing gum disease.

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4.9
Based on 232 reviews
Very glad to have found this dental practice. They have been attentive to my various dental problems and treated them well. Practice is clean and Covid compliant. The receptionists are lovely as are the dental nurses who held my hand on more than one occasion (as I am not the bravest of patients). Dentist himself was very professional and knew straight away what needed doing and kept me informed throughoutIn all very happy dental patient and can now smile with confidence. Thank you to you all
Eve G.
Eve G.
I have just completed implant surgery and once again I cannot fault this practice. TC, the owner and my dentist today, is a highly competent professional, who is a perfectionist and someone who his staff say would trust him with their lives, you can’t get better praise than that. On this occasion, even the initial local anaesthetic was pain free.The receptionists are always very professional, friendly and very competent. I cannot praise this practice enough. Highly recommended.
Avril N.
Avril N.
Visit today was excellent be as usual. Fixed chipped tooth during routine check up. Staff friendly and helpful as usual.
Kim P.
Kim P.
Felt completely safe with Covid-19 protocols in place. Staff were as friendly and helpful as usual. Great practice.
HARRY T.
HARRY T.
Always happy with the service and care at Brickfields Dental Care.
Kerry G.
Kerry G.
Well organised and COVID Secure. Have had a make over and looks very professional.
Amanda H.
Amanda H.
Very disappointed that no time was given for the lidocaine to work before they tried to pull a tooth. Sure that’s not normal practice, staff really nice, good clean practice.
tellstorytime
tellstorytime
An excellent dental practice with amazing staff. I can’t say enough good things about the practice. If you’re a new patient try and get Dr Amit Patel, he’s my dentist and what a dentist he is and he’s an amazing person he is too.
Stuart
Stuart
Emergency appointment for a lost filling, fitted me in with 20 mins notice. Very polite and efficient, thank you!
Dave C.
Dave C.
The staff are so accommodating and helpful, they will always go the extra mile if and when they can.
Brenda A.
Brenda A.
They are very gentle and caring
Marilyn H.
Marilyn H.
Absolute fantastic dentist, made to feel relaxed and all procedures explained, would highly recommend
Greg S.
Greg S.
After not going to the dentist for over 10 years, having had a bad experience, I was extremely nervous and anxious. All the staff are amazing from the reception ladies through to the dentist, they explained and reassured me about everything they are doing. My treatment is on going through the next month and I have no concerns. Definitely recommend
Lisa G.
Lisa G.
Thank you to everyone at Brickfields for the large filling I had today and for the hygienist appointment yesterday.Everyone gave me clear information and expert treatment.
Richard F.
Richard F.
Absolutely excellent service
barbara Y.
barbara Y.
I've just had 2 fillings. Very caring and totaly pain free.
Jon K.
Jon K.
My appointment with Joanne assisted by Lyn was the best I have encountered in the dentists chair considering the complexity of the work required ,painless and comfortable as possible.I would throughly recommend them to any person requiring any dental work.
David R.
David R.
Really good practise i was nervous about going as i hadn’t visited a dentist for years but the staff are great very welcoming and polite.Recommended.
Tim Y.
Tim Y.
I have always received a warm welcome from the moment I've set foot in the door. Ahmit and his colleagues are extremely professional whilst reassuring during all the treatment I have received. I would 100% recommend to anyone!
Fiona J.
Fiona J.
Very pleasant and professional receptionists and hygienist excellent. Professional all round.
Rosemary S.
Rosemary S.