Dr. Claire Hodgekiss
As a fellow healthcare professional I appreciate how important a high level of service is to any patient.
Dr. Phillip Walberg
I refer to Dr Savage with confidence, knowing that my patients' periodontal needs are adressed with the upmost care and attention to detail.
Highly recommend Dr Savage to any patient, knows what he's talking about, has a gentle touch and is very meticulous.
What is a Periodontist?
A periodontist is a dental specialist who has received additional training in the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of periodontal (gum) diseases.
Gum disease is one of the most common diseases.
Nearly half of the adults in England have gum disease, approximately 24 million!
There are a wide number of contributing factors that can cause periodontitis. The most common are lack of proper oral hygiene, poor diet and smoking. Smoking increases periodontitis by an enhanced factor of over 7 times. There are also a number of other potential risks that can lead to worsening periodontitis including genetic factors,stress, lowered immune system as the result of other medical treatment, age, diabetes and certain medications. Gum health therefore affects your overall general health and heavily impacts your quality of life.
My areas of specialty include the treatment of advanced gum disease, aesthetic gum treatment and the replacement of missing teeth with dental implants.
I also have an interest in Facial Aesthetics procedures to enhance appearance and soften age related changes.
BDS (Edinburgh) MSc (Portsmouth) DPDS (Bristol) MFDS (Edinburgh) MClinDent (UCL Eastman) Cert Perio (EFP) MRD (Edinburgh) MCGI FDS (Edinburgh) CMgr FCMI FDTFEd (Edinburgh) FInstLM FDS RCPS (Glasgow) FCGDent