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Crescent Lodge Dental Practice Clapham

Periodontal Treatment

Looking after your smile is about more than ​just caring for your teeth – your gums also play an important part. The soft tissue that surrounds teeth and bone, it helps protect ​and support the roots of the teeth – and poor gum health and disease can affect your general health. At Crescent Lodge Dental Practice London, our specialist Periodontist, Dr Stella Kourkouta, has been with us for over a decade. With numerous awards to her name, you couldn’t be in better, more capable hands for your treatment.

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Treating gingivitis

Gingivitis is a condition where your gums ​tend to become sore, red and swollen ​with increased bleeding​, but it can also go unnoticed. If untreated, it can lead to periodontitis, a more serious and advanced type of gum disease which can affect the tissues that support your teeth. The good news is, gingivitis is a treatable, reversible condition and​, in most cases, can be managed by your dental team.

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“My experience of treatment by Dr S. Kourkouta at Crescent Lodge Dental Practice has been a constructive journey.  It has been worthwhile and there is a marked improvement.  The benefits of seeing her are: my mouth feels so good, less likely to have a toothache.  The confidence to smile. 

Dr Kourkouta’s manner is kind, considerate and gentle.  She is of outstanding quality.  Professional.  Excellent.  I would highly recommend this treatment.”

Treating periodontitis

Untreated periodontitis can cause damage to the bone in your jaw, potentially leaving you with loose and missing teeth, receding gums and abscesses.  In fact, it’s the leading cause of tooth loss in adults. Advanced cases require specialist care, which is where Dr Kourkouta can help. She can assess the level of risk, diagnose and manage the condition to help stabilise the disease and prevent tooth loss.

Before & After Gallery


Upper Midline Labial Fraenectomy. 29 year old female unhappy with her smile because of the ‘lump’ showing between her teeth, after shows result of Periodontal Plastic Surgery.


Root coverage of the upper right canine. Gingival recession in a 52 year old male, results show 1 year review after root coverage procedure.


Gingival (gum) augmentation of a lower incisor. Root exposure of a lower incisor in a 46 year old made following orthodontic treatment. Results show 1 year after graft procedure.

Frequently Asked Questions

Our expert Periodontist can assess your oral health, help treat concerns and make recommendations for the future. This can help improve your teeth and gum health and give you other benefits such as a brighter smile and fresher breath.

We’re proud to offer high standards of care, and with Periodontist Dr Kourkouta on our team, you can be confident you’re being treated by someone with expert knowledge of gum disease and periodontitis.

Mild cases of gum disease ​can often be improved through good oral hygiene, such as brushing your teeth ​effectively twice a day and flossing ​correctly once a day. For more advanced cases, we can help.

Regular visits to the Dentist are key in helping maintain good oral health. If you have gum disease, or an increased risk of it (for example, you smoke), we’ll recommend you have appointments more often.

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