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Maida Smiles (W. London)

Tel: 020 3974 1777

Immediate Gum Disease Help By Kensington

Maida Smiles Dental Clinic is a 4.9-star-rated clinic in Maida Vale (a 17-minute drive from Kensington). 

Gum disease is not a subtle condition. Many of our patients know they have it without ever being diagnosed.

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The problem with this is that gum disease becomes normalised as people continue to live with the condition without so much as a second thought.

But we cannot begin to tell you how ignoring your gum disease can lead to a wealth of oral problems that will begin to show as you get older.

When you ignore gum disease, you are inviting the eventuality of tooth loss to happen – and when you start to lose teeth in the visible portion of your smile, it’s too late to reverse the problem.

Prevent the complications and beat gum disease while you still have the chance.

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Visiting Our Practice From Kensington

From Kensington to our clinic in Maida Vale, it is a short 22-minute tube journey using the District, Circle and Bakerloo lines. Our clinic is a short walk from Maida Vale tube station (roughly 2-5 minutes).

If you plan to drive to our practice from Kensington, it’s only 2.7 miles away and typically takes around 16 minutes with heavy traffic.

Paid parking is available using ParkBee on Lanark Road (the road right next to the practice).

Getting To Us From Kensington

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Whatever You Do, Do Not Ignore Gum Disease

If you suspect that you have gum disease, then you need to speak to a dentist urgently. Full stop. 

The early stages of gum disease (gingivitis) are when gums begin to swell and bleed easily. But during this stage, the disease is still reversible and can be eliminated through professional cleaning at our dental office.

Advanced gum disease is called periodontitis, and it takes no prisoners. Periodontitis worsens over time and causes the loss of tissue and bone that support your teeth. So, if your teeth feel loose or begin moving around in your mouth, your condition has likely progressed.

Aggressive periodontitis is a destructive form of periodontal disease, where teeth begin to fall out due to a rapid loss of tissue and bone in particular mouth areas.

Treatment And Prevention

Standard treatment for gum disease will see our hygienists remove all plaque and tartar from your teeth. You will also be taught how to remove plaque successfully at home through improved cleaning and oral hygiene.

It may take a few sessions with our oral health team to reverse gingivitis. This, paired with an excellent oral care routine at home, will be the best prevention method in stopping your gum disease from getting worse.

Ignoring the problem will only make things worse. Initially, gum disease does not usually cause pain, but as it progresses, you’ll notice your teeth get more sensitive and black triangular pockets form between teeth.

Pus oozing from gums or gum abscesses with this condition is not uncommon. When the disease goes untreated for prolonged periods, it becomes tough to treat. Trust us here – we’re not trying to scare you but to educate you on the consequences of gum disease.

Signs and symptoms

Gum disease is a common condition where gums become tender, swollen, sore or infected. Many adults in the UK have gum disease or will experience it at least once.

And while we do not recommend self-diagnosis, we would encourage you to read through the symptoms below and get in touch with us immediately if you experience any of them:

Early symptoms – gingivitis:

  • Red, puffy, tender and swollen gums
  • Bleeding gums after brushing or flossing

Advanced symptoms – periodontitis:

  • Bad breath (halitosis)
  • Unpleasant taste in the mouth
  • Loose or wobbly teeth
  • Gum abscesses (pus under the gums or teeth)
Christina J
Christina J
23. March, 2023.
I’ve been receiving orthodontic treatment for about a year now with Dr. Ines and she’s a wonderful mixture of highly skilled and professional, very thorough, and gentle in her approach. She is also super personable and I always look forward to my monthly appointments with her. She’s made such a big improvement to my teeth and I’m very happy with my treatment so far — I highly recommend Dr. Ines. I’ve also had other treatments with Maida Smiles and always had a great experience, especially with my wisdom teeth removal (by Dr. Pedro) that went very smoothly without any issues. The team’s treatment coordinator/dentist nurse Cinthia is also always super kind and helpful if you have any questions or want to understand treatments.
Angelica Sacrepaye
Angelica Sacrepaye
15. March, 2023.
I had the lovely Dr Shankar for a 4 month Invisalign treatment. I mainly had overcrowding that needed sorting out after having had braces as a teenager and not wearing my retainer. Dr Shankar was delightful and has a lovely energy about him that made me feel very comfortable throughout the whole process. He explained processes well and also gave good advice to help me make informed decisions. I would highly highly recommend him to anyone in the Maida Vale area!
George Batchkala
George Batchkala
14. March, 2023.
I had 2 wisdom teeth (on the same side) removed by Dr Pedro. I had a much better experience than I expected. One month later, I have completely recovered without any complications. Absolutely recommend!
André Tiago
André Tiago
3. March, 2023.
I was recommended to start my treatment at the clinic and I couldn’t be more pleased. It has been 6 months since I put my braces on and I am being followed by Dr. Ines and Dr. Cíntia. I can already see great changes and can’t wait for the final result. Excellent professionals. The whole environment is very calm which makes you comfortable. 100% recommend Maida Smiles Clinic.
Claudia Castellani
Claudia Castellani
3. March, 2023.
Following a friend’s recommendation, I brought my eldest daughter to Dr Ines do Carmo for orthodontic treatment. Ines has been brilliant throughout the treatment; she is incredibly passionate about her work and this is reflected in her skilled perfectionism and the amazing results she achieves for her patients. From the start, Ines’ warm and friendly manner succeeded in putting my apprehensive daughter at ease. She was also forthcoming and thorough in her explanations of the treatment, and happy to share her extensive knowledge. My daughter now has an even lovelier smile thanks to Ines. I highly recommend her and will be bringing my younger children to her for their orthodontic treatment.
Carla Parreira
Carla Parreira
3. March, 2023.
It was my first time in the clinic and I had a great experience. The staff is very friendly. Samantha was very helpful with booking the appointment and fast replied to my messages. I had an appointment with Dr. Ines do Carmo. She is lovely. She explained all the treatment and the best option for my case. Cintia was helping Dr. Ines with the appointment. Cintia is very friendly. Dr. Ines and Cintia took care of me and made me feel welcome during the consultation. I will continue my treatment in the clinic. I recommend the clinic and especially Dr. Ines do Carmo.
Maria Moreira
Maria Moreira
2. March, 2023.
It is my good fortune to have found Dra inês at Maida Smiles Clinic and to have her as my orthodontist. My complex orthodontic treatment, as an adult, defies all laws of physics, but Dra Inês has the most amazing professional expertise and compassion to help and change lives, and she is helping me massively. In each consultation, Dra Inês moves one-step forward to improve my bite, my oral health in general and my smile! I will be forever grateful to Dra Inês for her outstanding care, professionalism and support she provides in each visit, in such a caring and friendly way. I warmly recommend Dra Inês and Maida Smiles Clinic to anyone who os considering orthodontics.
Adrian de Haro
Adrian de Haro
1. March, 2023.
We were on a short trip to London and my wife’s implant got loose. We called Maida Smiles and they immediately saw her. They kindly sorted the issue out and my wife was extremely satisfied with the kind, friendly and professional service. Thanks Dr Pedro.
Igor Zinatulin
Igor Zinatulin
26. February, 2023.
I can’t thank enough Dr Pedro Gutierres and Maida Smiles’ team for guiding me through a multiple teeth extraction operation I had at the clinic recently. I’m a very anxious patient and everyone at Maida Smiles went above and beyond to accommodate my questions, asks and concerns. The operation itself was painless and positively uneventful, healing was quick and after-care second to none. Never thought I’d say this to myself but I’m looking forward to my next dentist appointment at Maida Smiles.

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