Periodontist in London

There are three types of periodontal disease. This is caused when bacteria, found in plaque, works between the soft tissues (gums) and your tooth. It slowly destroys the underlying bone and damages the roots of your teeth. In time, your gums become more inflamed and ‘puffy’, bleed readily and uncomfortable eating and eventually, if left untreated, could lead to loss of your teeth. The early stages can be treated with non-surgical clinical techniques.

What is Periodontal Disease?

Also known as gum disease, Periodontal disease is a gum infection that damages the soft tissues. If left without treatment, it can destroy the bone that supports your teeth. It mainly results from poor oral hygiene.

What causes gum disease?

The sugars and starches present in our food interact with the bacteria inside the mouth and form a thin layer over the teeth called Plaque. This Plaque if not removed can eventually harden to a point where it becomes Tartar. The Tartar is very difficult to remove and requires the help of professional Dental cleaning services.

The Tartar and Plaque including the bacteria developed under the gum line causes infection and eventually leads to gingivitis - irritation and inflammation of gum tissue around the base of the teeth. If left unchecked, this can cause even more deeper infection, creating more space between the teeth and the gums, and can lead to serious gum disease (Periodontitis). This gum disease is what causes the separation of teeth from your gums.

What treatments are there for periodontal disease?

Here's what makes us best in Periodontics in London. Initially, a record of measurements are taken around each tooth to ascertain the level of the disease. This is repeated throughout each stage of treatment to continuously check the progression of the disease. This is called a six-point pocket chart. ​

Once it is clear which stage of the disease you have, recommendations on the appropriate gum disease treatments are made and a bespoke treatment plan is given to you. The early stage of treatment may involve oral hygiene instruction and deep scaling (prophylaxis) and polishing with a Dental Hygienist/Therapist. Once this phase of treatment is completed, you are reassessed by Our Specialist Periodontist in London to see if further treatment is necessary.​

Root plaining is another form of deep scaling which can be best carried out by the Periodontist. This treatment is carried out under a local anaesthetic and is usually treated over 2 appointments.

Periodontal Surgery – This is the most invasive treatment and sometimes necessary for moderate and advanced disease cases. It may also be necessary to add bone grafting and application of medicaments to the area to help destroy the harmful bacteria and rebuild your lost bone.

How much will this cost?

It is difficult to give an accurate fee for periodontal treatment as there can be a wide range of treatments required per case. However, a general guide is below: ​

Specialist Consultation with a Consultant in Restorative Dentistry (Includes any x-rays and clinical report) - (payable at time of booking)

Root planing half your mouth (single appointment)

Periodontal Surgery (Based on clinical time and any medicaments)
from £1,275.00

What should I expect once treatment is completed?

You will always need regular hygienist and dentist support to maintain a meticulous oral hygiene regime. We are always here to support you as well as your own dentist. Visits between your regular dentist and us are recommended.

Some examples from patients who have undergone successful recession and root coverage surgical procedures:


For more information on Periodontics or to arrange a consultation in London please contact us on 0207 580 4200.

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Meet Our Experts

Prof. Shakeel Shahdad

Consultant in Restorative Dentistry and Specialist in Periodontics, Endodontics, and Prosthodontics

Dr. Isabella Rocchietta

Specialist in Periodontology

Dr. Amre Maglad

Consultant in Restorative Dentistry and Specialist in Endodontics, and Prosthodontics

Frequently Asked Questions

Periodontics is a branch of dentistry that deals with the supporting structures located around the teeth (gums) which are known collectively as the periodontium. The term periodontics is derived from the Greek words "peri" meaning around and "odons" meaning tooth.
These are diseases which are mainly the result of infections and inflammation of the gums and bone that surround and support the teeth. In their early stage, the gums can become swollen and red, and they may bleed. Later, the gums can pull away from the tooth, bone can be lost, and the teeth will loosen or even fall out.
The costs of treatment depends upon various factors including the level of expertise of the specialist treating you, severity of the disease and whether the condition can be treated non-surgically, or whether surgical intervention is necessary as well. Therefore, it will be inappropriate to give a specific figure for treatment that is affected by many factors.
This question can better be answered by your specialist periodontist in Harley Street, London. Only they can suggest if you need surgery or not. There are many factors which need to be taken into consideration before taking the decision. Thus, your specialist, who will carry out a thorough assessment and examination can answer this question better.
Pain due to periodontal disease requires earliest possible intervention and you should organise an appointment with a Periodontist (gum specialist). Improving oral hygiene underpins the successful outcome. This involves appropriate brushing technique and use of correct size interdental brushes to clean between the teeth, which is where gum disease often initiates in people who do not clean in between their teeth regularly.
Talking about periodontitis, it can be treated to prevent further progression of disease. However, gingivitis can be prevented by maintaining proper oral hygiene practices and visiting the dentist for checkups and exams.

In some patients, Periodontists have the specialist skills in reconstructing bone that has been lost due to periodontitis. Therefore, if you have gum disease make sure you ask your dentist to refer you to a specialist.



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