Periodontist in Greenwich, South East London
If you need a highly rated and experienced specialist adult or children's periodontist in Greenwich then our welcoming and modern clinic can help.
Our Specialist in Periodontics
Benefit from the skills of our highly skilled specialist periodontist, Dr Nick Vyas (GDC No 66111). Dr Vyas has over 29 years extensive dentistry experience and over 10 years as a specialist periodontist including the management of compromised periodontal patients - especially diabetics and smokers.
Dr Vyas decided to specialise in periodontics early in his career and was accepted at the prestigious Eastman Dental Institute for the Masters Degree Program in Periodontology, which he attained with a distinction in 1995.
He also attained the Fellowship in Dental Surgery in Periodontology and Oral Medicine by examination in 1996 and until recently was a Specialist Clinical Lecturer at The Royal London Dental School.
What is a Periodontist?
Periodontists are dental practitioners who specialize in the prevention and treatment of diseases of the tooth-supporting tissues – the periodontium. Although all dentists receive training in the diagnosis and treatment of mild to moderate periodontal disease, it is usual practice to refer severe or complex cases to a periodontist, who will have undertaken additional training and acquired special expertise in the area.
What is Periodontitis?
Periodontitis is a very common condition in which the gums and deeper periodontal structures become inflamed. This inflammation of the gums, which usually takes the form of redness, swelling and a tendency to bleed during tooth brushing, is the body’s response to certain bacteria that have been allowed to accumulate on the teeth.
Although this is a part of the body’s defence system, this inflammatory response can eventually cause serious damage. If left unchecked, the inflammation can spread down below the gums and along the roots of the teeth, causing destruction of the periodontal ligament and the supporting bone. This ultimately leads to the loosening and potential loss of the teeth.
Periodontic treatment fees
- Periodontist consultation including radiographs (1 hour) £165.00
- Periodontal treatment ( full price discussed at consultation appointment) From £195.00
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Below you can see examples of periodontitis from early to advanced stages.