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Gum disease therapy

Gum disease is one of the most common oral diseases and affects people of all ages. Caused by a build-up of plaque and bacteria on the gum line, gum disease can lead to bleeding, inflammation and redness and if left to progress, can lead to tooth loss.

Gum disease can also be aggravated by:

  • Smoking
  • Lack of brushing or flossing
  • If you have diabetes or other chronic diseases
  • Certain medications

If you spot signs of gum disease you can initially treat these at home by stepping up your hygiene routine and using dentist-approved products. If your symptoms do not improve, your Sturminster Dental Care dentist and dental hygienist will recommend a personal oral health plan to address your individual needs. Gum hygiene is important to ensure that your teeth remain supported and healthy.

Advanced gum disease

The first stage of gum disease, known as gingivitis, can be simple to reverse. However, if left to progress it can develop into a more advanced form of gum disease known as periodontitis, resulting in the formation of gaps between the gums and teeth, known as pockets. More plaque can collect in these pockets and thus continue the progression of the disease. As the pockets deepen, the plaque becomes more inaccessible to cleaning, more extensive and more toxic. This leads to increasing damage to the supporting bone around the roots of the teeth.

Periodontal treatment is provided by our specialist periodontist who will clean the pockets around teeth to prevent damage to surrounding bone. The majority of Periodontal treatment involves thoroughly cleaning the tooth root surface. However, advanced cases may it also involve surgical and restorative techniques.

After initial stabilisation of the condition has been achieved, a thorough lifelong home care regime is required to prevent future lapses, along with regular monitoring and maintenance from your dentist and dental hygienist.

If you are suffering with symptoms of gum disease book a review with our dental hygiene team today.

Meet the team

Helen Sekhon

Hygienist

GDC NO. 5266

Wendy Hester

Hygienist / Therapist

GDC NO. 3850

Darren Hutchinson

Hygienist

GDC NO. 5293

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The biggest complement we receive is when our patients refer their friends and family to Sturminster Dental Care. In fact, we have built much of our practice on these valued, trusted recommendations over the years. Read our reviews to hear why our patients are recommending us…

Patient reviews

30 Reviews

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Martin Ostler

My wife and I made our first visit as new patients. First impressions were very favourable on both the dental and admin side

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J Ginty

Absolutely amazing dentist. Every single member of staff is wonderful, sweet and kind. Highly recommend. 10/10!

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Tracey Eavis

I have been going to Sturminster Dental Care for years , it’s amazing. Always get a warm welcome and Ian & Helen are Brilliant looking after my teeth . Wouldn’t go anywhere else and recommend them highly

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Dave Stringer

Absolutely first class dental care from an extremely courteous and professional team. A trip to the dentist isn’t exactly everyone’s ideal place to visit, but all the staff here will make you feel totally at ease, and for me, have completely taken the fear factor away from the occasion. I’ve visited a few dental surgeries over the years, and this is the best by quite some distance. Top class service from a top class team. Thank you!

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Tim

I have not relaxed in a dental chair for years . I was always apprehensive and anxious. Brian has a great bed side manner and for the first time in years I relaxed . It was almost pleasant ! Thank you for ‘putting me back together again’ Tim

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John T

I don't usually do reviews but in this instance I have only but compliments for this Dental Practice. From the Receptionist to the actual Dental Teams everybody is so pleasent and reassuring. I appreciate attending a Dentist can be stressful for some but this Practice makes the visit as comfortable as possible.

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Julie Christopher

I visited Olga today and was so impressed with her and all of the team. I would highly recommend this dentist practice. It's all about what is best for you. Very friendly, understanding and I feel confident they really care about their patients.

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Mike Gaston

Always on time with appointments, friendly and welcoming staff. A pleasure to be one of your clients ✨️.

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Paul Stevens

Great dentist sorted out my problem straight away would recommend to anyone

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Zoe Bell

Very patient and very trustworthy. Always friendly and calming for both scared adults and children.

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Bendz

Very friendly and efficient staff, an excellent dental practice.

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Jeanette Lane

My tooth broke yesterday due to a cancellation I was able to be treated today friendly professional quick service couldn’t have asked for more

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louis Austin

The staff and dentists are brilliant and so caring

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Richard Gow

Sturminster Dental Care offer a high standard of dentistry and you feel that you're in safe hands. This is backed up by a professional and very friendly team who provide a warm welcome at each point of contact. The facilities are well designed and comfortable and there is free parking outside.

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David Hill

Friendly and professional

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Jill Bristow

Excellent practice, would recommend to all, as a nervous patient, they put me at ease, and I do not dread going to have treatment.

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sharon bennett

Great practice. You feel valued as an individual patient. Very professional, friendly and punctual.

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Tony Moore

Excellent, professional and friendly Dental Practice. Thank you.

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Bridget Legg

Efficient, calm and polite service which makes going to the dentist not such an ordeal! All lovely and helpful staff.

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Hogswatter

Very professional team and staff.

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Ian Sandey

Absolutely superb practice in every way! Thoroughly recommend

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Julie Anderson

Ian and staff are brilliant ..Recommend it for all.

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Cheryl Handibode

Excellent visit as always, Ian is always so pleasant and reassuring.

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Ian Ring

Excellent dentists. Clean, friendly and Covid safe

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Kay Moscrop

Very good care from Olga

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Suzy Hilton

I don't think I have ever had such a comfortable and friendly dental experience. Ian took the time to explain all my options and treatments and made me feel fairly optimistic about the outcome. The reception staff were very welcoming and helpful

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Charlotte Weatherley

It was great to be fitted in so quickly, as I had indicated that I was in pain, and the receptionist worked hard to find a slot for me. Overall, an efficient service, with friendly, accommodating staff. The dentist worked quickly to identify the problem and begin treatment.

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Stuart Jackson

Always time to talk 'teeth' and never feeling rushed

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Nick Messinger

Excellent service - friendly team

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Stuart Brown

Perfect.

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