Bleeding gums

There are many reasons why you may experience bleeding gums from something simple, like using the wrong technique when you brush or floss, or it could be a sign of a more serious issue such as a health condition you need to check out.

Common Causes

  • You may have bleeding gums if you:
  • Have gum disease that causes inflammation of the gums (gingivitis or periodontitis)
  • Brush too hard or your toothbrush is too hard
  • Just started a flossing routine and your gums aren't used to it yet
  • Take certain medications, like blood thinners
  • Have inflamed gums because you're pregnant (pregnancy gingivitis)
  • Have dentures that don't fit well
  • Faulty dental restorations
  • Underlying medical condition such as diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis, and Crohn's disease

If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, discuss this with your The Dental Health Centre dentist or hygienist at your next review. If you are suffering inflammation or discomfort, don’t wait for your next review, give us a call on 0161 445 5459 as soon as possible to get it checked out.

Gingivitis

Gingivitis is a mild form of gum disease caused by a build-up of plaque on the teeth - a sticky substance that contains bacteria. Some bacteria in plaque are harmless, but some are harmful for the health of your gums.

If you do not remove plaque from your teeth by brushing them regularly, it builds up, particularly under the gum line and hardens into tartar, which becomes more difficult to remove. Tartar can irritate your gums and lead to redness with bleeding, swelling and soreness.

Gingivitis can be prevented and often managed with a good oral hygiene regime. Brush your teeth twice a day, floss every day, rinse daily with an antibacterial mouthwash, and see your dentist regularly.

During your routine reviews and dental hygiene visits at The Dental Health Centre we will address any early signs of gum disease, giving your teeth a thorough clean and remove any hardened plaque (tartar). We will also show you how to clean your teeth effectively to help prevent plaque building up in the future.

If you have an increased risk of developing gum problems (for example, you smoke or have diabetes), you may be advised to visit The Dental Health Centre more often so your teeth and gums can be closely monitored.

Periodontitis

If you don't take care of your gingivitis in its early stages, it can lead to a more progressive form of gum disease known as periodontal disease or periodontitis.

At this stage the original plaque build up has developed into a harder, more damaging substance known as tartar. Tartar is difficult to remove, hides under the gum line and contains more harmful bacteria. If tartar is not effectively removed, bacteria will develop further and start to damage the soft tissue around the gums, creating pockets between the gumline and the teeth. Once these pockets are formed, it becomes increasingly difficult to manage the disease as they create hard to reach areas for bacteria to continue to develop.

Periodontitis is a serious gum infection that, without treatment, can eventually destroy the bone that supports your teeth, leading to loose teeth or even tooth loss.

There are wider health risks associated with periodontitis too. The bacteria responsible for periodontitis can enter your bloodstream through gum tissue, possibly affecting other parts of your body. For example, periodontitis is linked with respiratory disease, rheumatoid arthritis, coronary artery disease and problems controlling blood sugar in diabetes.

Signs of Periodontitis include:

  • Gums bleed easily
  • Red, swollen, tender gums
  • Gums pull away from the base of your teeth
  • Bad breath and/or bad taste in your mouth

If you have Periodontitis you will need to regularly see the The Dental Health Centre dental and hygiene team to thoroughly clean the teeth and gums and manage the condition. In some cases, surgery may need to be carried out, usually performed by a dental specialist in gum problems (periodontist).

When to see your dentist or hygienist

If your gums bleed when you brush your teeth, you should discuss this with your The Dental Health Centre dentist or hygienist at your next review. If, however you are suffering from painful, swollen gums, don’t wait for your next review. Give us a call on 0161 445 5459 as soon as possible to get it checked out.

our dentist and/or hygienist will carry out a thorough dental examination to check the health of your gums. In some cases, a number of X-rays may be needed to check the condition of your teeth and jaw bone.

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The biggest complement we receive is when our patients refer their friends and family to The Dental Health Centre. 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

290 Reviews

5.0

28th November 2022

Listened to my concerns Future care well explained

25th November 2022

On time, competent staff

24th November 2022

Professional friendly knowledgable staff, comfortable clean environment

24th November 2022

Dealt with in a professional manner always

24th November 2022

The reception staff, Tom the dentist and the dental nurse bend over backwards to be helpful, they were great and fitted me in to be seen at the start of the day. An amazing team and practice

23rd November 2022

I have attended this surgery for many years and have always had excellent treatment this time was no different.

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PAUL S

Had my dental health check and hygiene appointment recently and as always received a friendly and professional service . All the staff at the Dental health centre from reception /admin to the hygienist and dentist are fantastic and make it a nice experience. I would definitely recommend this dental practice and would never even consider moving!! Paul S November 2022

17th November 2022

Having been a member of the dental practice since it's beginning under NHS I am confident in the practice and it's staff. Dr Owen has a very professional ethos and instilled in her staff

17th November 2022

The friendliness of staff Also my dentist Asim Ahmed explained everything he was doing and was very calm. And friendly

17th November 2022

because everything went accordingly to my expectations

16th November 2022

Very professional team. No waiting or delays. Excellent advice

15th November 2022

Suni l has been supportive and has improved my experience of my dental visits 100% since he was recomme ded to me over 10 years ago

10th November 2022

The patient has learning disabilities, and normally gets free dental care, however being away from his normal residence and needing attention, our dentist was willing to see him. And concluded that he needed the help of the hygienist. An free appointment came up soon . And he was treated with the utmost care and understanding. We are very grateful.

10th November 2022

As usual, friendly, highly competent diagnosis and treatment suggestion.

10th November 2022

Reception staff welcoming and put you at ease, friendly efficient hygienist and dentist , excellent treatment and advice of possible future treatment, ease of making appointments

9th November 2022

I have been a patient for a number of years. The practice continues to treat me with kindness, respect and professionalism. Thank you.

7th November 2022

Everything went very smoothly, my concerns were listened to and a possible problem thoroughly investigated.

6th November 2022

Appointment with new hygienist - she was very thorough and my teeth were in the best state they have ever been following this type of treatment - very pleased

5th November 2022

Friendly, efficient as usual for both dentist SKP and hygienist SMW. The only difficulty was in booking both a dental checkup and hygienist appt online (I couldn't work out how to check availability for both at the same time) - I booked the dentist only but fortunately reception noticed the day before and phoned to let me know there was a hygienist appointment the same morning, which was really helpful.

4th November 2022

I am always treated with courtesy and the hygienist and the dentist explained things to me and told me how they were proceeding.

4th November 2022

Both the dentist and dental nurse were delightful and highly professional

2nd November 2022

I trust the clinicians and the reception staff are helpful and always polite

2nd November 2022

Considerate professionals. Always given a warm welcome and feel concerns and fears are listened to.

1st November 2022

I've been going there for a few years, and I am very satisfied with the progress of the improvement with my teeth since going there. The staff are very friendly.

1st November 2022

First class, professional service - as always.

1st November 2022

Always have great care for both myself for the last 15years and now for my children.

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Alison Hawdale

Everyone at this practice is so lovely and supportive. I am a very nervous patient, being quite claustrophobic. But my dentist Tom is kind and patient, he listens carefully to everything I say, and comes up with solutions for anything that worries me. The receptionists are all very friendly and helpful, which makes a big difference to the whole experience of visiting the dentist

30th October 2022

The dentist talked through my treatment and checked that I was comfortable and not in pain

29th October 2022

Appointment was on time. Dentist and dental nurse both very professional. Thorough check up and possible future treatment explained.

27th October 2022

All staff involved were, as always caring, patient , professional and expert in their various roles.

27th October 2022

Asim is a great dentist. Interested, encouraging and quick . Great reception team who could easily reschedule my appointment and lovely hygienist

26th October 2022

Extreme care taken and clear attention to detail

26th October 2022

Asim is an amazing dentist. So engaging and takes the time to explain everything he’s done/will do. Plus recommendations to keep going with. Remembers personal details too which is a lovely touch.

25th October 2022

This is a very professionally run clinic, from the reception staff, to dental assistants and then dentists themselves. It is very clean, all staff are professional and polite and accommodating.

25th October 2022

Very helpful reception staffLong term patient here and always been satisfied Use the treatment plan for all members of my family

24th October 2022

I had to wait 10 minutes but was explained by reception

23rd October 2022

Highly competent and friendly

23rd October 2022

Sunil is very passionate about his job and is highly knowledgable. I completely trust what he tell me and that he’s acting in my best interest.

22nd October 2022

All the staff are friendly, highly professional and explain how I can best look after my teeth

21st October 2022

Tom the dentist and Aleena all very good, kind and competent as are the dental nurses and receptionists. They acknowledge your fears and anxiety and I have absolute trust in them

20th October 2022

Accommodated an Emergency same day & saved /created fitting my front crown by creating a peg as my filed down tooth under the crown had snapped off leaving no peg to fit it back on !Miracle dentistry work

20th October 2022

I am a nervous patient and always feels cared for and looked after during appointments. The dentist is extremely good at discussing options and advice to prevent future issues or about treatment advised and why this is necessary.

16th October 2022

Attention excellent, everyone at the practice friendly and efficient

11th October 2022

The quality of care from Mr Pett and Carol, the Dental Nurse who regularly works with him, was as expert, good-humoured, and successful as I have come to expect. That alone would leave me very satisfied but, as on previous occasions, the reception staff showed initiative and contributed to a prompt and successful resolution of my problem. The close coordination of the whole team, coupled with really expert treatment, is a distinguishing feature of this Practice.

8th October 2022

Procedure was explained clearly to me beforehand and I was very comfortable throughout.

8th October 2022

Always a great experience.

7th October 2022

It was a dental emergency, a crown had come off, and I was seen a couple of hours after my phone call, to assess the situation.

7th October 2022

Friendly staff, really pleased with the treatments I received on the day.

7th October 2022

My scores tell the story

7th October 2022

I have been using the Dentist health practice for more than 30 yearsDuring this time I have Had excellent treatment and advice.

6th October 2022

All staff helpful and well informed. They only want to please you. Pride themselves on high standards. Dentist extremely considerate and trusted by me.

6th October 2022

Treatment expertly explained and performed. Practitioners and receptionists put me at my ease.

5th October 2022

I feel at ease coming to this Dentist, so friendly and I feel well looked after x

5th October 2022

The staff are extremely efficient and pleasant.

2nd October 2022

Staff are always pleasant

1st October 2022

No complaints all wonderful

1st October 2022

Lovely staff and service. No complaints

30th September 2022

I’m a nervous patient and the whole team always treats me with care & kindness

30th September 2022

Always professional and alert to my specific needs .

29th September 2022

Strong relationship with clinician built over a long time therefore high levels of confidence and ongoing care for not just my dental health but overall well being.

28th September 2022

Excellent service all round. Felt everyone was exceptionally competent and friendly. Didn’t have to wait long… Have never actually liked a dentists before this one!

26th September 2022

Everyone is Very professional and friendly and supportive

23rd September 2022

Great appointment with Aleena who gave good clear advice

17th September 2022

Very professional and skilful treatment

17th September 2022

Well looked after attentive treatment good explanation on maintaining dental health using dental picks floss and electric toothbrush Treatment felt thorough good outcome from treatment

14th September 2022

The dentist, hygienist and reception staff are all very friendly and respectful.

14th September 2022

Very experienced dentist. Also very personable. All the staff are very efficient.

12th September 2022

Dominic is a most friendly dentist who listens and provides excellent service.He gives confidence to someone who has not had confidence in dentists in the past.

11th September 2022

I was worried before hand having never had a filling. Following local anaesthetic the procedure was painless quick and well explained.

10th September 2022

I'm very pleased with the service I get at this practice

10th September 2022

On time and all staff professional and courteous

10th September 2022

Everything was well explained as to my what would be happening during my appointment

9th September 2022

The staff are all so lovely and welcoming. Amazing dentists that really helped put me at ease. Highly recommend

8th September 2022

The dentist listen to my needs. Advised, how to improve my mouth hygiene. Was efficient. Clean practice. Helpful reception staff.

5th September 2022

Reception staff welcoming and efficientHygienist gentle, dexterous and explained procedure throughout

5th September 2022

Abid was very gentle in his approach and seemed to be taking great care. No pain felt either!

3rd September 2022

Professional, thorough, caring and personable key players who looked after me during my visit.

1st September 2022

Very polite, friendly and professional. No sense of being just another patient. Respectful to my comments.

27th August 2022

I have been with this practice for over 20 years & my dentist is very thorough.

26th August 2022

The staff are very friendly and helpful.The practice is clean and efficient.The waiting time is minimal and it is a nice environment to wait in.

26th August 2022

Highly professional, friendly and efficient. All of these inspire confidence and enhance satisfaction.

26th August 2022

Usual courtesy and managed to fit me in although I arrived on the wrong day !

26th August 2022

All staff from the receptionists to clinicians are highly professional and very friendly

24th August 2022

Dentist is always friendly and puts me at ease. He consistently explains his reasoning for certain treatments and offers advice and reassurance.

24th August 2022

I had previously given feedback (after not being totally happy with the experience I had) which has clearly been taken on board and this appointment was much better - I felt heard - taken seriously - my time and financial capabilities respected (a key point for people given the current energy price increases) - great experience!

24th August 2022

All the staff were friendly, treatment excellent, and it's always a real pleasure to be there.

23rd August 2022

Everything ran smoothly and efficiently

23rd August 2022

All staff were extremely polite, professional and helpful. My daughters check-up was very thorough and Tom was great with her. He explained everything really well and the appointment wasn’t rushed in any way. We will definitely be returning in six months time!

22nd August 2022

Ongoing regular appointment. Appointment on time Staff friendly, respectful . I have a named dentist and hygienist.

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arsalan rashid

After suffering from wisdom tooth pain for a while I contacted the practice and had an initial consultation with Dr Asim Ahmed. I have never enjoyed the dentist but Dr Asim put my mind at ease in the meeting. He diligently and professionally explained the issue and the potential solutions. Following his advice I booked in an appointment for the dental procedure (removal of a wisdom tooth which I had heard could be a difficult procedure) On the day of the appointment he was a welcome calming presence and before I knew it the procedure was finished. I was expecting operation to be painful, but I can honestly say I didn't not feel any pain at all which was a relief. Dr Asim then explained the post op instructions and I was on my way. I can happily say that I am no longer suffering. So thank you Dr Asim for your candour and professionalism.

20th August 2022

All the staff at the clinic are so helpful

20th August 2022

On time, professional and friendly

19th August 2022

All very friendly but also very professional and reassuring

16th August 2022

Very professional and courteous

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Sean Warren

Sunil is quite simply a superb dentist: professionally competent but also a caring, considerate, attentive person. He recently carried out a molar extraction that was long overdue and I am so grateful to him. The reception staff are always affable and I have really appreciated their patience and kindness throughout the challenges of the past two-and-a half years when I have needed to rearrange appointments on several occasions. I'm not in the habit of writing reviews but wouldn't hesitate to recommend in this case. My wife and children are all equally happy with the practice.

11th August 2022

My course of treatment was carried out as planned during a previous visit — with an extra treatment included to save a second visit.

11th August 2022

Very relaxed environment both hygienist & dentist talked me through everything & gave advice to follow at home

10th August 2022

Dominic, Carol, Rachel& everyone I have come into contact with at the practice over the past 10+ years in addition to their professional expertise, have consistently been genuinely kind, friendly & just a lovely team - hence why although I’m based in London, I haven’t changed dentists.

9th August 2022

Pleasant staff - very amenable as appointment rearranged. Rang to tell me they dentist was running late. Professional but gentle treatment

9th August 2022

I trust the dentist and appreciate the high level of technical skills and the warm interpersonal communication of the whole team.

6th August 2022

I have been coming to the practice for many years and have always been highly satisfied with the service I have received.

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colin7379

Have attended this practice for years and have received excellent care from Dr Panchmatia. A special mention must go Alison , the practice manager and Dental nurse , Sue who always go the extra mile to my visit always very pleasant.

5th August 2022

The hygienist and dental nurse listened to me and were very accommodating to my virtigo problem. The treatment was explained well and I was comfortable throughout.

4th August 2022

Reception staff friendly, professional and efficient. Hygienist thorough and sensitive to my needs

2nd August 2022

I have been going to this dental practice for 30+ years

30th July 2022

Excellent treatment and communication from Dominic.

29th July 2022

All the staff including reception are highly professional and put me at ease.

28th July 2022

A warm and welcoming and professional service.

27th July 2022

I was warmly greeted by reception staff,the dentist and the dental nurseeverything was explained as the treatment began and as it proceededI felt safe and comfortableeverything seemed to be clean and spotless.I was shown images of a filling that needed to be replaced in the not too distant futureI was given an estimate of the cost of this work without having to ask for oneI was able to make an appointment for this work to be carried out at my convenience

23rd July 2022

It met my expectations

23rd July 2022

Great survive. Very polite and professional

21st July 2022

I feel that I can really trust my dentist. He takes time to explain the process. Is calm, reassuring and gentle with the treatment.

21st July 2022

I feel comfortable and satisfied my dentist is doing his best for me

21st July 2022

Very helpful assessment. Delighted with treatment outcome.

21st July 2022

Very satisfied that it is easy to talk to the dentist and the hygiënist. They are willing to listen and take You seriously. Accept You where You are and dont make you feel bad about shortcomings, and yet help You to find a way forward to improve

20th July 2022

I have been attending the dental health centre for over 20 years and will continue to do so. The team are exemplary in every respect. Brilliant.

19th July 2022

Treatment for broken tooth provided same day, dentist explained process, put me at ease and completed job with professionalism.

17th July 2022

I really don’t like coming to the dentist but Dominique always makes me feel safe and comfortable - reception staff are always friendly

16th July 2022

Whilst most people do not like visiting their dentist my experience of visiting this dentist has never been anything other than excellent. From the booking to the service delivery, from the receptionists to the dentist and all others along the way, they epitomiseprofessionalism and friendliness at every turn.Thank you and keep up the great work.

15th July 2022

Emergency treatment, the dentist saw me immediately, I had a fantastic treatment.

13th July 2022

Excellent communication and professionalism of the whole team.

12th July 2022

I was highly satisfied because the reception met my needs when I told them about my anxiety and trips to the dentist, they reassured me and told me that Dr Asim is a calm and professional individual who will meet my needs, and he certainly did.

12th July 2022

Very satisfied with my regular dentist. I am. Very nervous of injections in my mouth and he was very sensitive to this. Always explains things well.

10th July 2022

The job was a re-repair, the original work arising from an accident. Though it could have been left, I was advised to have treatment. This was explained to me as the work went on, and the job was done with great attention to detail. Job well done!#

10th July 2022

I was made welcome and put at ease at every stage, I have been with another private dentist for years and before coming to this practise I haven’t experienced professionalism at this level previously. I have now joined the practise plan and become a member of the clinic in Didsbury

8th July 2022

All the staff are aware of my anxiousness and nervousness when I visit and always give 100% with regards to reducing my anxiety.

7th July 2022

All staff were very efficient and answered all my questions

6th July 2022

The Dentist treated me with care and was very good at advising me.

4th July 2022

The Centre's personnel is polite and clear when talking to me. The two dentist I have seeing are clear in what my options are. I had a crown on a broken tooth. The procedure was relatively quick and painless.

2nd July 2022

Very friendly, professional and helpful advice

30th June 2022

Staff were welcoming dentist very professional and kept me informed all the way through the treatment

28th June 2022

Tom and his assistant did a thorough check and we discussed possible future treatments. Stella the hygienist did a great job and gave me extra advise about brushing etc.

26th June 2022

Been a patient for many years and with current dental practioner for a number of years so he knows me and my mouth well. The receptionists are couteeous and always pleasant, patient and treat me with respect.

24th June 2022

Hygienist and dentist were thorough, communicative and very pleasant. Receptionists were helpful, pleasant and respectful.

24th June 2022

have been going here for years unlikely to change

22nd June 2022

An exceptional dentist, highly skilled and very personable. Excellent dental nurse care and friendly professional staff at reception.

21st June 2022

Clear advice and patient

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David Rigby

Great treatment, always have a great experience

20th June 2022

Seen on time, procedure explained. After care given. Staff warm and friendly

18th June 2022

On time, very clean and very friendly service made to feel at ease by all

18th June 2022

Nice, clean, organised, thorough

17th June 2022

The team are very professional from reception, nursing staff to the variety of specialist dentists for different treatment needs. Always clean, friendly and attentive to need.

17th June 2022

Very helpful on reception very friendly. Made you feel at ease during both appointments. Very professional too.

15th June 2022

Everything went well with no delay Staff were friendly and helpful..

15th June 2022

Very friendly and supportive staff on reception. Clinician very calm, gentle and informative, all of which helped as I am always nervous visiting the dentist.

15th June 2022

Advice and information given to help me make choices. My needs taken into consideration. Staff always friendly .

14th June 2022

Very efficient staff. Well managed practice.

13th June 2022

Mr Pett and Carol, the nurse who regularly works with him, treat me like a friend whilst providing the most technically excellent dental care I have ever received. The reception staff - led by the amazing Rachel - provide the same warm welcome. Nothing is ever too much trouble.

12th June 2022

I have been coming to practice for several years. All the staff are always helpful, and polite. The practice is clean and appts run to time. My dentist always remembers me and is aware of key info for appt so I don’t need to keep recapping.

12th June 2022

The reception staff , dental nurse and my dentist, Sunil are all very polite, helpful, respectful and friendly. Everything is explained and if asked, questions are answered in a way that is understandable and free of jargon. If technical/ medical terms are used then the meaning of these is clearly explained. During my check up a possible issue was identified and I was offered a further appointment to monitor the issue.

12th June 2022

Seen on time procedure explained and discussed possible future actions

12th June 2022

My new dentist was lovely. He knew how sensitive my teeth were so made sure my clean wasn’t painful.

11th June 2022

Good rapport with dentist. Clear explanation of treatment plans.

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Nalin Thakkar

Outstanding service; Mr Panchmatia is an excellent dentist and Melissa (the dental nurse) was superb -polite, attentive and caring. 10/10!

10th June 2022

Efficient and effective

10th June 2022

Brilliant dentist (Mr P) and an excellent nurse (Melissa)

8th June 2022

Excellent practitioner, good communication and nice chair side manner, friendly nurse

8th June 2022

It was my first visit with this particular dentist at the Practice and I was impressed with his manner, the way he explained everything and the care he took.

8th June 2022

First class service explained clearly and delivered expertly.

7th June 2022

Dentist very knowledgeable and experienced

6th June 2022

I felt that my dental inspection was thorough and the staff attentive.

4th June 2022

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2nd June 2022

Staff were friendly and professional. The appointment started on time. The practice is always clean and tidy, with a calm environment. Booking appointments is quick and easy.

2nd June 2022

Friendly and helpful clinic

1st June 2022

Staff are highly efficient but very friendly. My dentist treats me as a friend.

JD

Joao Marcos Dyer

Really friendly staff, calm and relaxing environment. They make going to the dentist something to look forward to rather than dreading.

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grace melchior

Really professional, friendly and organised, would highly recommend.

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Clare Hilton

Always very friendly & super helpful reception staff. Asim (dentist) & Stella (hygienist) both excellent.

30th May 2022

My expectations were exceeded so was happy with the result. Not much pain experienced. The difficult tasks were done well.

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Steve Whittaker

Always polite and friendly staff. Saw Stella on Tuesday 24th for hygiene appt and she is friendly and always makes you feel at ease. Explains clearly what she is doing and with tips for cleaning teeth after the visit

27th May 2022

I was highly satisfied with how I was treated by the clinician during my treatment particularly because of how I was spoken to during my treatment. Very friendly and chatty before the treatment, which greatly eased my nerves, and very professional treatment from both the clinician and the nurse.

26th May 2022

Always very professional and very friendly, always got time to answer your questions, never had a bad experience here, thank you all and well done.

26th May 2022

Everything was explained well. I was made comfortable. The dentist, nurse and reception staff were courteous and kind.

25th May 2022

Efficient confident skilled practitioner.

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Daryl Crosskill

I was referred to the dental hygienist to address moderate gum disease. The explanation I was given was crisp, precise and helpful. The subsequent treatment was quick and efficient.

25th May 2022

I have experienced BPPV while having dental treatment before and this time the clinician listened to my needs and adjusted his treatment accordingly. It was great and I experienced no vertigo which has greatly reduced my anxiety about attending future appointments. I am very grateful for the adjustments made.

23rd May 2022

high standard of care and expertise, supportive and kind.

21st May 2022

The dentist took the time to explain exactly what was going on. He and his assistant were so gentle with me when I had a little pain, and were so aware and concerned about me through the whole procedure.

21st May 2022

I was very nervous but the dentist was good at making me as comfortable as possible.

20th May 2022

Dentist always very reassuring, patient and explained what was happening throughout.

20th May 2022

I have always been an extremely nervous dental patient. The staff at my dental surgery always do their utmost to make me relax and feel safe. Everything is explained carefully and clearly.

20th May 2022

Staff are always friendly polite and helpful

20th May 2022

I received first class treatment by all the staff

20th May 2022

Dominic is always very pleasant and informative and fully explains everything he is doing. He is very reassuring and puts me at ease

20th May 2022

Dominic takes great care in his work, I always feel like he is an artist in what he does - he is passionate about his work, he explains what he is doing and why in detail. Best dentist I have ever had.

17th May 2022

It was simple and the consultant did all he had to do. There will be more that must be done later and someone will ring me up about another appointment.

14th May 2022

The Dental Health Centre provides excellent care. My only criticism is availability: they often run late, and it can be difficult to get an appointment. I had to wait 2 months!

13th May 2022

Caring staff

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Stewart R

Been a patient since 2001 and looked after by Dominic Pett since 2005. I moved further away but stayed with this practice as I trust them implicitly. Only ever had a fantastic service including emergency root canal some years ago and they supported me to access orthodontist treatment elsewhere this last few years. I can’t rate them highly enough. And the care I have received has meant my teeth are in the best shape for years. Thanks to all the staff at the practice.

12th May 2022

I am an extremely nervous patient and they are very attentive to my needs

11th May 2022

High standard of care with professional and friendly service

9th May 2022

The check up seemed thorough and the dentist was gentle with his treatment.

8th May 2022

Dominic is a skilled Dentist who takes time to listen to patients and explains what he is doing. All the staff are friendly, helpful and polite.

7th May 2022

Good patient care and a high level of expertise

6th May 2022

Lovely young girl took care of me yesterday. She's new and was extremely thorough and helpful. She talked me through each step of the procedure and her standard of professionalism was excellent. Thank you so much

6th May 2022

Very professional service with friendly competent staff who gave clear explanation about what they were doing plus any future treatment that may become necessary

6th May 2022

The treatment and professionalism of all the staff was and always has been first class. I was kept informed throughout the treatment and given the opportunity to discuss any issues. Being able to discuss future appointments that fit into my time frame is always a bonus. I am a very satisfied customer.

5th May 2022

Really lovely team, very professional dentists who take time to listen and explain. Made me feel comfortable.

5th May 2022

Hygienist very thorough! And Sunil is one of the best dentists I’ve ever had , he explains every step so it’s easy to understand! & gives options and is also very gentle.

4th May 2022

Excellent explanation of all issues surrounding my teeth. I have every confidence that treatments are suggested/advised with my best interests in mind.

1st May 2022

All the staff are kind and helpful. I feel confident that I am getting the best dental care whenever I visit.

30th April 2022

Always efficient, friendly and professional

29th April 2022

I find the Practice to be very professional and helpful.

29th April 2022

A very long term customer. A very friendly, reliable, professional practice I highly recommend.

29th April 2022

Ease of scheduling appointment, professional and knowledgeable treatment team. Highly satisfied with treatment and plan for follow up

28th April 2022

All staff were very friendly and professional. Appointment was on time. Facilities very clean. Digital tablet to update details was very effective.

28th April 2022

Tom the dentist is very calming to me as a nervous patient, takes time to reassure and then asks for permission before proceeding with any treatment or care. Always gives me the opportunity to take a rest from treatment if needed. He is an excellent clinician. The dental nurses are always professional and approachable as are the receptionists It’s a team that comes across as caring and kind and interested in me beyond my gums and teeth. Well lead service. Thank you.

28th April 2022

Very pleasant staff

28th April 2022

The dentist always listens to my questions and concerns and looks for a way to address them. He keeps notes and asks questions about me, it feels like a personalised service

27th April 2022

Excellent dental hygienist, who was extremely thorough and informative about treatment

27th April 2022

On time and wha I expected to happen.

23rd April 2022

Both the hygienist and dentist explained everything very clearly. Everyone is helpful, friendly and I always feel well looked after.

22nd April 2022

Everything was easy and the staff were all very professional.

22nd April 2022

Thorough explanations given. Staff had calm , efficient , reassuring approach. Reception staff very professional but also friendly

20th April 2022

Was a very nice experience! I have a medical condition and was dealt with sensitively

17th April 2022

I was listened to, allowances were made for my vertigo and the treatment was excellent

17th April 2022

I have nothing further to add to the responses given. All went well.

13th April 2022

Good explanations of what was going to happen

12th April 2022

I have going to this practice for the last 30+ years

12th April 2022

The treatment I received was excellent. I am extremely pleased with the outcome. Tom and his assistant did an excellent job.

10th April 2022

Appointment went well and met my expectations

9th April 2022

I'd put into practise previous advice given to me from the Practise and this showed in my oral health at my appt. Healthy patient equals happy patient. Thank you. X

7th April 2022

I felt that the dentist and nurse both took a huge amount of time and care with me. I am not a very good dental patient, so appreciate this enormously

6th April 2022

Feel confident in dentist making right decisions. Staff always friendly.

6th April 2022

Very professional care and advice. Clean modern well equipped surgeries

6th April 2022

Friendliness of all staff . Information given before,during and after treatment. The care offered and delivered by dentist and nurse during treatment

6th April 2022

I have been this dentist's patient for many years, and am always happy with the level of care I receive from him and other practice staff.

5th April 2022

The staff are all very friendly. My dentist and the hygienist are jolly and bubbly whilst managing to remain professional and courteous

2nd April 2022

Staff professional, communication between dentist was good and this information was shared with me.

1st April 2022

The dentist was calm, very professional and immediately put me at ease.I’ve had bad experiences elsewhere so was apprehensive but he made me feel comfortable and relaxed. I felt no discomfort throughout despite the procedure being lengthy and complex. Even after the procedure I felt no discomfort and forgot I had even been. I can’t fault the staff, the treatment the whole experience, thank you.

30th March 2022

From start to finish the experience is personalised, caring and efficient. I feel safe and confident in the services provided which makes me keep coming back.

27th March 2022

Dentist was interested in my dental health and offered suggestions for future treatments. Dental nurse extremely personable and helpful. Receptionists very friendly, helpful and polite

26th March 2022

All the staff are exceptional and polite when dealing with any query. I find they are not officious but are lighthearted. They try really hard to please. My dentist has a good memory and asks little questions about things he has remembered, like I have two dogs. This makes the appointment much more friendly. I trust my dentist too.

26th March 2022

The staff have a great understanding of my disability and know how to check my teeth while keeping me safe.

25th March 2022

Excellent staff was really nervous at first but then after talking to staff dentist i felt ok

24th March 2022

Professional pain free treatment. Thankyou

24th March 2022

I had a new dentist and his ability to explain what he was doing and make me understand what he was seeing and his recommendation was the best I’ve ever had from a dentist.

23rd March 2022

The dentist who treated me explained the procedure and was attentive to my needs.

22nd March 2022

First check up after 2 years in lockdown with struggles meaning I didn’t look after my teeth as well as I could - and seeing a new dentist - I was worried about being judged for my terrible teeth but felt I wasn’t

21st March 2022

All staff are professional efficient and kind. I am however disappointed that there is no facility for interest free payment plans for expensive treatments. I have seriously thought about leaving. the practice for this reason

20th March 2022

Confident in expertise and advice provided by dentist. Friendly rapport built up over several years. Interest in overall health and wellbeing of myself and family.

20th March 2022

Always get a great service.

18th March 2022

I felt listened to and my needs were considered.

18th March 2022

Very considerate gentle staff

16th March 2022

All the staff were efficient and courteous. Can't fault them

16th March 2022

Staff always polite and efficient. I was seen on time & the dentist listened to my account, explained the process and his findings clearly. I was comfortable during the treatment

16th March 2022

I feel confident that advice I am given is reliable. No one likes going to the dentist but I feel relaxed because of the care shown to me and the way in which things are explained.

16th March 2022

Fast, efficient and friendly service.

15th March 2022

The hygienist was nice, she knows I am nervous about treatments and always explains clearly and patiently. I feel she listens to me and is aware of my treatment and progress.

12th March 2022

Everyone is very friendly and helpful and professional

12th March 2022

Professional and friendly

11th March 2022

Everything was professional and the people i saw were helpful and courteous

8th March 2022

Dominic always explains every procedure thoroughly and carries out the work to a high standard and is very calm and reassuring

5th March 2022

I feel my teeth are being really looked after. I value healthy teeth. The people are very nice too.

5th March 2022

I was treated with respect and care. I was not judged in any way and felt safe.

5th March 2022

Alisha Anderson is an absolute asset to your team. She is amazing and has transformed my teeth and my condfidence. I am so so grateful to her!

4th March 2022

I have been a patient of Alisha’s for a number of years, when I first started to see her I was terrified of my dental appointments and was a nervous wreck. Thanks to Alisha’s commitment to her patients and the care and compassion she has shown me I am now happy to come for my appointments and my oral health is much better. Alisha always takes the time to talk me through everything and remembers what makes me feel comfortable and ensures these are in place. She is a real asset to the practice. I also have always had good experiences with the reception staff, dental nurses and dentists who also make visiting a pleasant and stress free experience. I would highly recommend the practice to friends and family. Thank you.

4th March 2022

Excellent care from the dental team. Very professional. The team are very proficient in providing a calming approach to dental treatment.

4th March 2022

The teem seems very knowledgeable and answer questions with such an easy mannerism.

3rd March 2022

This was a planned appointment with the dental hygienist who I've met before. She and the reception staff were all prompt, kind, efficient and very helpful in response to my questions, and I couldn't think how the visit could have been improved.

2nd March 2022

I was nervous as it was my first hygiene appt. The hygienist listened to what I wanted then proceeded slowly with the treatment ending with showing me how to brush areas in my mouth. Reception were extremely helpful setting me up on a plan and booking me in for my next appt. I felt happy as I left.

2nd March 2022

I was happy with all aspects of the treatment: the dentist's manner, the dental nurse's manner, their professionalism & the materials & instruments used.

27th February 2022

Dr Panchmatia is the best dentist that I have ever encountered in my 70+ years .I trust him imp[liciitly and probably would not have teeth but for his interventions over the past 20 years. The practice is friendly and accessible and has the great advantage of a very close, free car park. Staff adhere to the current rules and regulations and are generally gracious and agreeable.

26th February 2022

Excellent care and service . Always feel comfortable when there .

26th February 2022

I went for a check up having found a small lump under my tongue. The dentist examined me and diagnosed me with a ranular (cyst). The dentist was very thorough and reassuring, putting my mind completely at ease. He is my regular dentist and a trusted health advisor.

25th February 2022

Very efficient and I trust the staff involved to provide the correct treatment. Always with a smile too.

25th February 2022

I am a very nervous patient and they could not have been more helpful or understanding during my appointment

23rd February 2022

All of the staff are very professional, friendly, polite, informative and extremely helpful. If an appointment is needed at short notice due to an emergency they do their utmost to arrange one as soon as possible.

21st February 2022

good service and friendly helpful staff

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Peter Edgington

Have been attending the Dental practice for the last 31 years and cannot fault it. I have been this morning to the Hygienist (Lauren) excellent advice and very reassuring experience. Thank you.

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Ushma Khadia

I have been attending the dental practice for a couple of years and had the privilege of being treated by Emilie and Melissa. Their expert knowledge and kind, reassuring approach means they make the experience a fabulous one. Thank you both for making me feel so comfortable whilst sat in the chair, it's so nice to have friendly faces when undergoing treatment. The brilliant giggles are an absolute bonus too.

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karen gartland

I have been attending the Didsbury Dental Health centre for many years now and would not hesitate to recommend it. I came to the practice as a very nervous patient and was met with care and patience from the receptionists to the hygienist and to the dentist. Up until recently I had been seeing Sunil who was always kind, put me at ease and I had become so much more relaxed during my visits. However due to COVID I had to see a new dentist to me, Emilie. I am always nervous seeing a new dentist but she immediately put me at ease, she explained the treatments clearly and was so calm and caring. I ended up having a number of impressions for a crown (my worst fear) and she helped me through each time. She is really bubbly and chatty throughout which helps to take my mind off the treatment. It is a real shame she is leaving the practice but I feel that with the progress I have made with both Sunil and Emilie I will be comfortable seeing someone new. I must also mention Melissa, the dental nurse. She has been my nurse throughout my time at the dental health centre and she is so lovely and friendly and understands what I find difficult. It is so helpful to know that the people treating you understand your fears and help you to conquer them! As I said I would not hesitate to recommend the practice and I know I will be coming here for many years to come! Thank you.

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Sue Artingstall

I have just come home from the dentist. I am a very nervous patient, but what a lovely (never thought I would use these words about a dentist) experience i had, first filling by Emilie, and I can't believe I am saying this but I actually found it relaxing. Emilie you are a star. Also the rest of the staff are lovely, very friendly, would definitely recommend this dentist.

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denise oppong

I am an extremely anxious patient who specifically went to this dental surgery approximately 6 years ago because it dealt with nervous patients. i am now a "regular" there and will never go anywhere else. When walking in you are immediately put at ease by the friendly and efficient reception staff, specifically Sue and Nic. The dental nurse is very considerate and caring . Stella the hygienist is great too. The Dentist Emilie - a true gem! Highly professional, an expert in many different fields of dentistry and always goes the extra mile to put me at ease. She talks through everything with you and this immediately helps as you know what is going to happen. I have recently had a partial denture fitted and was dreading it. I had no need to worry thanks to Emilie's wonderful skills. If you have any concerns about visiting a dentist I recommend you phone the Didsbury Dental Health Centre and pay them a visit.

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Doreen Dargan

First visit to the practice as we emerge from lockdown. Was a little anxious, I was seeing Tom a new dentist for me from my usual Mr P. What a wasted worry, he was lovely and put me at ease completely. Hygiene always good at any visit was excellent. The girls on reception so friendly, a really easy visit. Thank you

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Emma Young

Can’t speak highly enough of the care at Didsbury Dental Health. I first arrived there as a deeply terrified patient. Bad dentistry in childhood meant that the prospect of a dentist appointment generated acute fear. As a result, I’d avoided regular checkups and treatment for many years. Of course, this meant when I did finally have to go it was usually an emergency which, in turn, led to ever increased anxiety. Happily though, one of those emergencies led me to Didsbury Dental Health’s door and, over time, the patience, kindness, good humour and excellent clinical practice on offer from Nicky, Emilie, Stella and the wonderful wider team of nurses and reception staff has completely turned things around. I never miss an appointment, and am more than willing to put myself in their very capable hands. I wouldn’t have believed, 7 or 8 years ago, that that would ever be possible. Going there has been transformative because I’m a healthier, happier patient and I’d urge anyone who fears dentistry (and those who don’t!) to beat a path to their door.

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Georgina Binnie

I know Emilie who works at the surgery through friends, which made the thought of visiting her initially more daunting at first! I shouldn't have been worried, as when I visited Emilie, she immediately put me at ease, explaining complex issues in a clear, sympathetic and very calming manner. Her and the nurse Melissa clearly have a great team and were friendly and reassuring. Emilie gave me proactive solutions to dealing with issues with my gums and fitted composite fillings that I'd been putting off for some time. I was previously visiting my childhood dentist in Birmingham due to finding other Manchester dentists overly-critical of gum issues and giving me misinformation and I am so pleased to have now found a Northern dentist! Emilie and the practice were also hugely accommodating of my work, fitting in appointments around lunch breaks and first-thing in the morning. Would highly recommend.

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boothylegend

Been going for years. And despite moving away from the area I still use. Excellent practice, no waiting at all and highly professional. Nikki has been my dentist for years and has been excellent. Recently I have moved to Emilie who I have been very impressed with, whom despite her young appearance seems exceptionally knowledgeable! Stella is my hygienist and again great service and advice. I also agree with comments regarding reception, very helpful, polite and use of email reminders means I never forget an appointment.

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Claire B

My daughter who is 5 had her back molar out there under inhalation sedation both Tom and Nikki were brilliant with her she didn’t feel a thing I would definitely recommend this dentist very professional experienced and have a good rapport with children I’m glad I found them thanks so much !

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Laura swindell

After several years of dentists telling me various reasons why I couldn’t prevent continued erosion of my enamel and dentin, a chance encounter with the hygienist Stella at the Dental Health Centre led me to book a consultation with Emilie who specialises in Prosthodontics. Emilie is a young and extremely talented dentist, far wiser, caring and more thorough than any other dentist I’ve encountered. She has changed and helped me protect an aspect of my physical appearance I worried I would lose forever. I will continue to travel to see Emilie for my dental requirements from here on in. This close knit team of dentists, their nurses, the hygienist and the ladies on reception really make you feel welcome and calm. Thank you so much for putting up with my endless chat when I come in ladies :-)

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Homes2share

Really great dental practice where I’ve been a client for 20 years first with Nicola but now Emilie my new dentist, she was extremely informative and made my treatment experience stress free. Lovely and friendly receptionists as well which is a bonus!

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Joanne Mallaber

After an upsetting accident I was so relieved that Emilie and the team were available to sort out my broken front teeth after a fall the previous evening. From the moment I arrived the following morning at the Dentist I was put at ease and much needed sympathy was handed out. I was also impressed that Nic had already called ahead to the Practice Plan policy holders to find out if my emergency treatment came under my plan. I started coming to the Dental Centre several years ago as a anxious patient but I knew that morning feeling shaken up and a bit nervous about whether there was going to be long term damage that I would be in good hands. Emilie Abraham who I had seen before treated me sensitively, patiently and in a caring manner. She talked me through her findings and the proposed treatment. She also happily answered my husband's questions who had joined me in the treatment room for some hand holding. It was a huge relief to hear from Emilie that she had specialised in Restorative Dentisty during her training. Emilie did an amazing job on my teeth and has given me my lovely smile back. Thank you so much!!!

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Carolina L.

Absolutely lovely and helpful attention of the receptionist and very kind and professional the attention of the dentist. He was kind and patient with me and my daughter even if she didn't still speak or understand English. Not difficult to book and appointment or reschedule.

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Mark Harris

The treatment which I have received for many years from Mrs Owen has been consistently outstanding. Miss Abraham is maintaining the tradition of excellence. Stella, the hygienist, as well as the dental nurses and the receptionists are likewise splendid.

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Marilyn Lucop

My family and I have been patients at this clinic for several years and we have always found the staff cheerful and helpful. This year I was introduced to Emilie Abraham who is a Specialist in Prosthodontics as my aging teeth were beginning to chip and wear and discolour. Emilie and her lovely assistant nurse Melissa kept me beautifully entertained whilst I endured two and a half hours with my mouth stretched wide. Looking very similar to Wallace (of Wallace and Gromit fame) !! It was certainly worth the time. I am amazed with the result and can't stop smiling. Thank you girls. See you soon.

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Kim Hardiker

Great practice, professional and caring staff. I always feel like they take the time to talk through any work needed rather than be rushed through. Wouldn’t dream about going anywhere else.

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Ruby Nuttall

Like most people I am not a big fan of going to the dentist but, I must say the professionalism of all the staff and the high level of care and time taken to ensure I understand treatment given by Dr Owen at the Dental Health Centre almost makes it a pleasure to attend appointments.

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Lynda Dale

Excellent, very impressed, would definitely recommend.

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Marjorie Chandler

Excellent

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Germs79

For years i have had a dental phobia,i had a very traumatic experience whilst i was at the dentist when i was a young child. Unfortunately i lost quite a few teeth as i was too scared to go and see a dentist i thought they were all the same mean and no empathy. So i had to go to hospital and be put to sleep and have a lot of teeth removed. Over the years i tried to go and see several dentists who claimed they were patient and could help me with my fear,but as my fear was so bad i would get as far as sitting in the dentist room and would fall to pieces and have panic attacks and cry. Resulting in them saying my fear was too bad and i needed sedation. Until... One day i decided to Google dental phobias and up popped the Dental Health Centre Didsbury. I read on that a dentist there called Dr Nicola Owen specialized in dental phobias and offered a free 10 minute consultation just to talk about my fears,so i made an appointment to meet her. When i got there as soon as i went into the reception area i could feel a panic attack coming on but the receptionists were lovely and reassured me it was just a chat i was having and not to worry,at this stage i was in tears as my dental phobia was that bad even being there scared me. I met Dr Nicola Owen and from the onset she was lovely,she was very understanding and told me she wanted to help me if i would let her and that i was in control. No one had ever said that before so we agreed i could book a few appointments not to do any treatment but to just get used to going into the practice and build my trust up with her,it took about a month but gradually she gained my trust and i ended up going on to have treatment (without sedation). Now i have had all my treatment done and i feel so much more confident and i will be going back every 6 months for my check ups. The Dental Health Centre are much more than a dental practice,they go out of their way for patients like myself. So if anyone is reading this and has a phobia make that call as I'm so glad i did,its changed my life for the better and i can now smile for the first time in years and be confident. I just want to say a massive thank you to Dr Nicola Owen and my dental nurse Sophie who was my rock and held my hand and reassured me everything was going to be okay. Also to all the staff there your fantastic. many thanks Gemma =)

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