Periodontal Treatment & Oral Hygiene

Periodontal dentistry entails both surgical and non-surgical treatments to reduce tooth loss and to restore the tissues supporting your gums and teeth. The two major periodontal therapies are Scaling and Root Planning. Scaling and Root Planning are deep cleaning techniques used to control periodontal gum disease.

Here at Dental Care Centre, our periodontist in New Cross, London is an expert on treating gum diseases. At the time of your consultation, our periodontist will thoroughly examine your gums, take a complete history, and perform x-rays if determined necessary.

Periodontal disease is an umbrella term for a variety of diseases that affect the bones, gums, and soft tissues of the mouth. It is important to mention here that these important tissues play a major part in securely holding your teeth in their respective positions. If periodontal disease goes untreated, teeth will loosen, or fall out altogether.


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Periodontal disease is the term used to describe a wide array of diseases that affect the gums, bones and soft tissues of your mouth. It is important to note here that these structures play a crucial role in holding your teeth in their correct position. If periodontal disease goes untreated, teeth will eventually begin to feel loose and will need to be removed or fall out.

Despite periodontal disease’s lack of symptoms or turn-up indicators, you may see bleeding while brushing or flossing your teeth and/or have some swelling and redness along the gum line. Occasionally, gum tissues might recede, allowing your tooth roots to be exposed to view.

Swelling, gum infections, and loosened teeth are prevalent in advanced stages of decay.

To prevent periodontal disease in its earlier stages, it is crucial to schedule regular check-ups for oral health. Practicing good dental hygiene habits will play a major role in early detection of the condition.

  • Visit your dentist for regular check-ups. This will help with early detection of any problem.
  • Have professional teeth cleaning with a trained dental hygienist.
  • Brush the teeth twice a day with a fluoride toothpaste taking advice on how to brush correctly.
  • Don’t stop brushing and flossing even if that makes your gums bleed.
  • Give up smoking; smoking and gum diseases are inter-related.
  • Diabetes and gum disease also has a strong inter-connection.
  • Go to your dentist immediately if you think you may be developing symptoms of periodontal diseases.

The appropriate treatment for gum disease depends on the patient’s wellness. One of the most common causes of gum disease is the accumulation of plaque on tooth surfaces. Occasionally, a periodontist will provide a dental professional with valuable instruction for preventing plaque build-up.

In certain conditions, RCT or root canal therapy might be recommended to make certain the area beneath your gums is thoroughly cleaned. Root debridement where the damaged oral tissues are eliminated can also be utilized for some patients.

In advanced stages, periodontal surgery will be performed.

Our Periodontist

Dr Bruno Delaunay

Periodontist / Gum Health ( Special Interest)

GDC Registration Number:268461

Dr Bruno Delaunay practiced as an aesthetic restorative dentist in private practices around London, and developed his knowledge in conservative dentistry. He obtained a postgraduate certificate in Advanced Aesthetic Dentistry with Distinction from the prestigious Eastman Dental Institute

He then decided to focus on one field and completed a three-year full-time Master’s Degree in Clinical Dentistry (MCD) in Periodontology in September 2023 at the Eastman Dental Institute

During his speciality training, Bruno developed his clinical expertise in managing treatments of patients with advanced periodontal diseases using a wide range of treatments from non-surgical therapy up to complex periodontal regeneration. Bruno also acquired extensive knowledge in treating gingival recession and replacing missing teeth with dental implants

He successfully completed the examination for membership of the Royal College of Surgeons of England in 2023

The advanced training he received at Eastman is one of the few international programs accredited by the European Federation of Periodontology

Bruno is dedicated to his patients and aims to provide ethical and high-quality dentistry within a multi-disciplinary approach

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If you require local dentist in London or any type of private or NHS dental treatment in New Cross, Brockley, Crofton Park, Ladywell, Forest Hill, Rushey Green, Nunhead, Peckham, Blackheath, Lee Green, Greenwich, Dulwich, Lewisham, Perry Vale, Camberwell, Downham, Sydenham, Bellingham, Millwall, Eltham , Rotherhithe, Surrey Docks, Herne Hill, Penge, Bermondsey, Gipsy Hill, Grove Park, Crystal Palace, Tulse Hill, Thornton Heath, Charlton, Bermondsey or Deptford contact the Dental Care Centre today.


I have been with this dental practice for the past 10 years and have always received excellent care from my dentist Dr. Prasad. I would recommend this dental practice. Friendly service and a dentist who cares for his patients’ dental health .

Undine S.

Had an appointment with Dr Romain Prassad today what a lovely and kind dentist really put me at ease and is doing everything he can to help save my tooth thankyou so much ☺️

Tor M.

I would really recommend this Dental Practice. Dr Kolar is a very attentive dentist who cares about the you as a person as well as about the health of your teeth and gums. He takes time to explain the processes he is leading you through, explains how your dental health has progressed over time and encourages you to take care of your teeth. For the first time in my life I look forward to coming to the dentist!

Toby R.

I have been registered at this dental practice now, for just over 15 years. Throughout that whole period, I have been lucky enough to have been looked after by the wonderful, and patient, Dr Prasad. He has covered many procedures in my mouth, from extraction, and root canal, right up to the most recent procedure, Composite bonding of my broken two front teeth. Do not hesitate to register at this practise, as you will be looked after with care and consideration.

Thank you Dr Prasao

Suzanne L.

Very friendly

During the lockdown period I was able to see Dr Irfan for a dental emergency I had. I’m so grateful that they have been available throughout this. Gillian the practice manager contacted me and offered me an appointment the same day. I am a long standing patient at this practice and cannot thank them enough for great service they have provided to me throughout the years. Great dentist, staff and management. Thank you all so much.

Susan L.

The Dental Care Center has been an excellent dentist surgery that I have been attending as a patient for many years. When I was young I didn’t have a pleasant experience with my local dentist on more than one occasion. I found the dentist at new cross dental care center very reassuring and comforting. The management and reception were also very welcoming.

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Great desk staff and Dentists. Excellent with young children.

Spencer M.

Brilliant service from Dr Mansi Patel – she ensured I was well informed regarding my dental issues and spent a whole consultation discussing my dental history and reviewing my previous scans. She provided the means to communicate out of hours, if I had any further queries. She demonstrated empathy and encouraged collaborative decision making throughout. This is a refreshing approach, speaking from someone who’s a healthcare professional. Would recommend!

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I had a wonderful experience at Dental Care Centre. Dr Mani Nasir is fantastic, he listened to me, had my best interests at heart and delivered excellent and professional care. Dr Mani & his nurse Kawtar are an amazing team! I also felt very safe with the measures the practice has put in place in light of covid-19. Thank you!

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