For those who have been diagnosed with advanced gum disease (periodontitis), Nick draws on his expertise to carefully but thoroughly remove deposits from under the gum. Whilst this process can sometimes be conducted without the need of local anaesthetic, most patients find it more comfortable to have it. 

The treatment normally takes place over 2-4 hour long visits, depending on patient need. This allows exacting removal of deposits and adequate time for in-depth oral hygiene advice for you to know what you need to do to control and stabilise your gum health moving forward. 

Nick provides you with a long-term treatment plan to ensure your smooth transition onto the maintenance phase of treatment.

What should I expect after deep cleaning?

It is normal to expect the gums to be sore after treatment, whether or not local anaesthetic was used. If your gums are sore, simply take analgesics as appropriate. You can also rinse with warm salt water.


As soon as you are able, it is important to ensure you carefully brush and clean in between your teeth ensuring you are effectively removing the plaque bacteria. Remember bacteria is the primary cause of gum disease.


As your gums heal you might notice the following:


  1. Your gums appear pinker and firmer

  2. Your gums bleed less

  3. Bad breath reduces

  4. The spaces in between your teeth increase in size (remember your gums were enflamed before treatment).

    • It is important to use a TePe brush that adequately touches both sides of the teeth and offers some resistance when pushed through

    • Try to lightly wiggle the TePe around in the space to ensure you effectively clean both sides of the tooth

    • Nick reassesses your TePe sizes on an ongoing basis to give you the peace of mind to know you are always using the right products

  5. Increase in sensitivity

    • Use a sensitive toothpaste employing a spit don’t rinse technique

    • If your sensitivity persists there is much can be done, from application of desensitising varnishes to special toothpastes on prescription

What Nick's Patients Say...

'I couldn’t be happier with the help, advice and treatment I receive from Nick. Thank you.'    Paul Mcdonnell