Periodontic treatments in Thorpe Bay

Private Dentistry Warwick Lodge

What is periodontology?

Periodontium is the name given to the complex system of hard and soft structures that support your teeth in your jaw. This system is made up of the tooth socket, the gums, root cementum and the periodontal ligament. Periodontology is the study of these oral structures. Periodontists have a specialist understanding of the science of your mouth, teeth, jaw and gums as a whole, as well as a thorough knowledge of the different kinds of diseases that can manifest, their symptoms and suitable treatments.

Essentially, a periodontist is concerned with keeping your teeth in place, throughout your lifetime. At Warwick Lodge Specialist Dentistry our periodontists are trained to help prevent, diagnose and treat periodontal diseases.

Do I need to see a periodontist?

Gum disease can be serious, it can affect the whole of your mouth or can be limited to a few teeth. If left untreated it can result in bone loss – undermining the foundations of your teeth. Bone and soft (gum) tissue keep your teeth in place, and lasting damage to these may result in loss of teeth and unsightly gaps. 

You may have gum disease if:

  • Your gums bleed when you brush.
  • Your teeth look or feel like they are moving.  
  • Your gums are red or swollen.
  • You suffer from persistent bad breath.
  • Your teeth are looking longer (a sign that your gums are receding).
  • There are spaces developing between your teeth.
  • You experience recurrent gum infections.

Meet our team who treat Periodontitis at Warwick Lodge Specialist Centre:

Paul Palmer 

SPECIALIST DENTIST IN PERIODONTICS  BDS MSc MRD RCS (Eng) FDS RCSEd
GDC NO. 61360

  • Consultant in Periodontology with a special interest in implant dentistry with Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Trust
  • Clinical Demonstrator in Implant Dentistry & Periodontology at King's College London
  • General Dental Council Registered Specialist in Periodontology

Charlotte Spedding

SPECIALIST DENTIST IN PERIODONTICS BDS, MSc, MClinDent, MRD RCS (Eng)
GDC NO. 67502

  • General Dental Council Registered Specialist in Periodontology
  • She worked within Guy's, King's and St Thomas' Dental School as a clinical supervisor between 1996 and 2003
  • Special interest in muco-gingival surgery and soft tissue augmentation techniques as well as guided tissue and bone regeneration

Zohra Rashi

SPECIALIST DENTIST IN PERIODONTICS BDS, MFDS RCS (Edin), MClinDent, MPerio RCS (Edin)
GDC NO. 114278

  • General Dental Council Registered Specialist in Periodontology
  • She has a particular interest in regeneration procedures to replace missing support of periodontally compromised teeth and the treatment of gingival (gum) recession.

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