Harley Street Dental Clinic
139 Harley Street, London W1G 6BG
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Harley Street Dental Clinic TeamMeet the Team

All our dentists adhere to the strict guidelines governing the profession under strict guidance from the General Dental Council (GDC) "Standards for Dental Professionals".

Dr Pedja Pavlovic

Dr Pedja Pavlovic

Specialist in Periodontics
MSc Lond 1995, LDS RCS Eng 1996
GDC No. 72547

A lecturer in Peridontology at the Royal London Hospital, Pedja is widely respected in his field and blends highly sophisticated non surgical and surgical solutions to each individual's needs

Periodontal / Gum Disease

The word periodontal literally means 'around the tooth' and encompasses any disease that affects the gums and jaw such as gingivitis. Bacteria found in plaque produces toxins or poisons that irritate the gums, which may cause them to turn red, swell and bleed easily. If this irritation is prolonged, the gums separate from the teeth, causing pockets (spaces) to form. As periodontal diseases progress, the supporting gum tissue and bone that holds teeth in place deteriorate. If left untreated, this leads to tooth loss. Education regarding good oral health forms the basis of periodontal disease prevention but unfortunately some people are more susceptible to oral bacteria than others. If you suspect you have gum disease, don't despair as there are many options available to keep your gums in optimum health.

Periodontal / Gum Disease

Other important factors affecting the health of your gums include:
  • Smoking
  • Diabetes
  • Stress
  • Clenching and Grinding Teeth
  • Medication
  • Poor Nutrition

Dr Pedja Pavovic

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