I found BDS after a Internet search and nervously booked my first consultation. As for many of us visiting the dentists is a daunting task but after meeting Dr Amit Patel and his staff for the first time I instantly felt at ease. I have undergone treatment over four sessions and each time it was a pleasure to visit, yes there was some mild pain and discomfort but I was treated and made to feel as comfortable as possible which was very refreshing. At the end of it all I could not be happier with the results. True professional services offered here and I highly recommend. Look after your teeth people :)
I was referred to BDS by a previous dentist, so I could get my implant sorted out properly once and for all by someone who knew what they were doing.At the consultation with Amit, he explained an extraction was required and that new implants could be placed later if I wished, this put me at ease.My first visit to BDS I was greeted by friendly staff in a relaxed reception, once in the surgery it was far superior to what I been accustom to, with High-Tec 3D ct scan imaging nothing like I had seen before, I thought this is a really professional outfit.The removal of the remaining failed inferior implant (placed by a previous dentist) was carried out simply and successfully, easy when you have the know how and correct equipment, much easier than what I had experienced with a previous dentist.I decided to have two implants to replace the removed inferior implants, Amit explained all stages from 3d ct scan imagery, through to crown, timescale and cost.At every visit I felt safe and at ease, throughout the procedure of the exact placement of the implants (no guess work needed) to fitting of the crowns.Thanks to two implants and healthy gums, eating food's enjoyable once again.If only I'd of known about BDS before I went to a previous dentist I could have saved myself a lot of time and anguish.Amit and his team have my deepest thanks.
Great tratement, people are really kind and passionate to their job. I have been for an implant extraction and it was painless. They are honest with the price and they do not try to sell you any other services. I'll definitely go back to them if I'll need it.
I am rather nervous about dental treatment but found Mr Patel and all the team to be very helpful in explaining my treatment plan. Mr Patel was reassuring throughout, and took time to show me how the work was progressing and what to expect next. I would definitely go back if I need further treatment, and would feel very confident of getting excellent service from the highly skilled, friendly and supportive team led by Mr Patel.
I would highly recommend BDS to anyone.I completed two dental implants at Birmingham Dental Specialists (BDS).I didn't feel any pain or discomfort during and after the operations.100% satisfied with my implants.Above all, the staff was really friendly and supportive and the dentist was really informative and honest. I wish I had switched to this dental specialist sooner.
I was referred to BDS by my NHS practice in Birmingham.About eight years previously I had had implant treatment for a front tooth at a dental practice I was then living..The implant fractured about fours after despite the dentist "guaranteeing" to me that it would last for 20years.( a CLAIM WHICH HE SUBSEQUENTLY DENIED MAKING. ). i was left with the metal stem in-bedded in my jaw bone. The original dentist was unable to remove it and I had to wear a denture. Another specialist attempted to remove the stem but after 45 minutes of very uncomfortable surgery, he too admitted defeat.I moved to Birmingham 4 years ago and was subsequently introduced to Amit Patel at BDS, by my NHS practice, for an initial examination including xrays and MRI scans.The dentist, Amit Patel, said that he would endeavour to remove the implant with some specialist equipment which he purchased solely for my treatment.HE REMOVED THE METAL STEM WITHIN 5 MINUTES with little fuss and very little discomfort.i WOULD 100% RECOMMEND THIS DENTIST FOR SPECIALIST DENTAL IMPLANT TREATMENT. He always discusses treatment plans and alternatives, provides a clear written "Treatment Plan" & costing and after treatment telephones to check I am ok. He follows up with annual checks.
My dentist told me that I should go for a consultation regarding my gum disease treatment. The team really helped keep me informed as to what the treatment entailed and how long the recovery period was going to be. Treatment lasted for around 6 months and they helped provide me with everything I needed to prevent this issue from reoccurring. Really happy with the outcome of the treatment and I recommend Amit to anyone looking for any kind of dental treatments.
One of my good friends recommended Amit for my dental implant treatment. On arrival, him and the team made me feel very welcome and comfortable. He explained everything in a way that really helped reassure me. The whole treatment lasted around a year and everyone at BDS was really supportive throughout that time. My treatment involved me having a couple of teeth removed but in general, I didn’t suffer with any serious pain during the time of the treatment. I am delighted with the final outcome and I cannot thank Amit and the team at BDS enough for what they have done for my self confidence. I will 100% recommend them to anyone looking for quality dental implant work.
My dentist of 30 years had received treatment by Amit and his approach throughout was excellent. The implant procedure took around 2 hours over 2 sessions which I didn’t think would be as bad as first imagined. I was delighted with the final results and would definitely recommend to friends and family if they required any work doing.
Massive thanks to the team at Birmingham Dental Specialists. They were informative throughout the entire process and explained my situation and the treatment in full. I had previously been using Dr. Patel for a number of years but this was my first major treatment in relation to gum problems I had been having. There was a slight bit of pain after the procedure but nothing that had me concerned and Dr. Patel throughout the whole healing process was constantly checking up on me and I cannot thank him enough for the effort of him and his team. I have recommended to a number of friends and would recommend to anyone else looking for any dental treatment.
Amit went to a lot of trouble to reassure me that he would be able to help me. There was modification to the tooth and a programme for me to follow. There was no major discomfort involved and the treatment I had resulted in a positive outcome. As a result of seeing Amit, I now have a new process for cleaning my teeth which has reaped many rewards. I would highly recommend using Amit & the team at BDS to anyone requiring any sort of dental work.
Periodontitis or gum disease is something that can be easily prevented is nipped in the bud at the early stages. It comes from a build-up of plaque that develops over time. It is basically down to not brushing correctly or not maintaining decent oral hygiene. By brushing regularly and making sure that you are flossing, you should be able to prevent the situation getting any worse.
We offer periodontal treatment for patients who have passed the point of being able to help the situation themselves. Here at BDS, we have specialists on hand to help treat the issue.
Periodontal disease refers to disease of the supporting tissues, i.e. the gums and bone, surrounding each tooth. A Periodontist is an expert in the diagnosis and treatment of this disease.
The most common periodontal conditions are gingivitis and periodontitis, both of which are caused by dental plaque and tartar. Dental plaque is the sticky, colourless film that constantly forms on your teeth and contains bacteria which normally inhabit the mouth. Tartar is hardened plaque which is more difficult to remove with simple brushing alone.
Gingivitis is inflammation of the gums. It is common but is readily treatable with good oral hygiene.
Periodontitis affects approximately 10-15% of the population and is inflammation which extends to form a pocket between the tooth and the infected gums. Periodontitis can manifest itself by swollen and reddened or bleeding gums even on light contact, oversensitive teeth or bad breath.
Without treatment the periodontal disease gets progressively worse and the bone attaching the teeth in the jaw is lost. As a result the teeth become loose and drift slightly from their original position. If left untreated this condition can result in your teeth eventually falling out. The gums may also recede down the roots of the tooth leading to increased sensitivity.
Several major factors are known to contribute to the increased risk of periodontal disease. These include family history, certain types of bacterial dental plaque, diabetes, stress and smoking. Stopping smoking is an important component in reducing the risk of developing periodontal disease and improving an the response to treatment.
There is mounting scientific evidence linking periodontitis to diabetes, heart disease and a host of other systemic diseases. It is therefore important not only for your oral health but also your general health, to have treatment for any gum disease present.
Gingivitis is the most common form of gum disease. By following the advice given by your dentist, you can manage this quite effectively as long as you maintain brushing and cleaning. It will continue to develop and get worse if you are not maintaining good oral hygiene. The disease will eventually develop into periodontitis. This is the more serious stage of the disease and teeth often become damaged and require extracting.
Maintaining good oral hygiene is key
Identifying the issue early is key for treating gum disease. Initial symptoms include bleeding of the gums and an unpleasant taste in the mouth. You should be seeking immediate attention for this disease if any of these symptoms come up. Again, making sure you are cleaning correctly, you can cut this issue out.
The tissue will start to break down the longer it is left untreated and pockets begin to appear around the gum which allows for more room for bacteria to thrive and develop. The teeth will eventually come loose and the longer left untreated, the more likely you will need the teeth removing.
Eliminate bad habits and keep on top of cleaning
Periodontitis is an issue that can be prevented but can happen to anyone so you should be doing as much as you can to help prevent any further infection by keeping a clean mouth. You are more likely to suffer from gum disease if you smoke regularly and use certain drugs that may affect your gums but it is about staying in touch with your dentist and making sure you inform them about any health or dietary changes that could be as a result of this.
We have a team of experienced specialists that can provide you with a detailed examination and consultation. Get in touch with one of our team today to see how we can help you. We have worked with a number of patients on a number of unique cases and know how to achieve the optimum result for each individual.
Periodontal Disease (Gum Disease) is an infection that not only affects your gums but affects the surrounding bone and supporting tissues around your teeth. It is a major cause of tooth loss and usually has minimal symptoms as it is often diagnosed as painless, although inflammation is a common symptom that we find. If left untreated, it can have terrible effects and lead to tooth loss in the most extreme cases but it can be very easily treated if nipped in the bud early. It is caused by a build up of plaque that can be prevented if you are cleaning and maintaining properly.
If there are often little symptoms, how will I know if I have periodontal disease?
There are a number of symptoms that you can often not see but are telltale signs usually of early signs of periodontal disease, including:– Bad Breath/taste that won’t go away even with brushing.– Swollen, reddish looking gums.– Bleeding gums when brushing.– Loose Teeth.– Sensitive Teeth.
How do you treat periodontal disease?
We thoroughly clean the root surfaces of your teeth below the gum and ensure that the area is completely free of plaque and anything that is harming the gum. The level of treatment varies and ultimately depends on the severity of your particular case. Maintenance is the most important thing you can do and ensuring that you are keeping your mouth as clean as it can be all of the time is vital to ensuring no further damage is caused down the line.
What can happen if left untreated?
With the symptoms often not being visible and a lot of our patients going many years without being aware of gum disease, it can be very destructive if left too long. It can lead to gum abscesses and can cause permanent damage to the surrounding structural integrity of the bone surrounding. It is vital that if you feel any sort of discomfort, you come and see us immediately and get it sorted as early as possible.
Why is this treatment so important?
Ensuring that your gums are as healthy as they can be is vital to maintaining good oral health. It is so important to stop this particular disease early and save your teeth from further damage. We aim to have your mouth as healthy as it can be as soon as possible and when referring back to your dentist, we provide them will a full breakdown of the treatment and the current state of your oral health.