Excellent4.8 Based on 87 reviews from review us onSteve M. ★★★★★ I was recommended to see Dr Fiona MacKillop by my own dentist who advised the only solution to two lost teeth was a denture or an implant, which would require a sinus lift, bone graft and the very awkward removal of broken tooth. Not only was I totally reassured that this work, that everyone else had told me was complicated and possibly painful, was routine for Fiona, it was just that! The sinus lift, bone graft and the implants were totally painless, in fact I never had any pain killers afterwards at all, not because I am a hero, but because I had no pain and only very mild 'discomfort'Fionas nurse, Emily, helped make the whole process almost a pleasure, the right balance of concern, professionalism and humour was what prompted me to do this review. I can totally recommend this team to everyone. Thank you Fiona and Emily!denise R. ★★★★★ Caring, personal and professional service from all involved from Andrew for implants, Fiona for periodontics and Liz for hygiene, thank you for all your brilliant work on my behalf!Lisa M. ★★★★★ I am a very happy patient after receiving excellent care from Dr Fiona Mackillop and Professor Shanon Patel.I had painless root canal treatment by Professor Patel and a gentle, painless tooth extraction by Dr Mackillop. Both are caring ,talented dentists who I would highly recommend.Daniel E. ★★★★★ Dr. Fiona Mackillop and her fantastic team were kind, patient and extremely professional. They provided an excellent service and I highly recommend them.Kate W. ★★★★★ I recently had dental treatment with Fiona at Dawood & Tanner, and I must say it was an exceptional experience from start to finish.Fiona has a very warm and friendly approach that immediately put me at ease. And with her level of knowledge, professionalism and experience, I felt very confident that I was in great hands.Most importantly, I’m extremely happy with the outcome. Due to an accident in my youth, I have experienced a lot of cosmetic dentistry work over the years and as someone who smiles a lot and needed my three front teeth replacing, I was really hoping for a nice natural looking outcome. I’m happy to say that the results are great, I’m often complimented or even stopped by strangers in the street who comment on my ‘lovely teeth’ so I really couldn’t be any happier.I can’t recommend Fiona and the team at Dawood & Tanner highly enough, thank you!Randa abou Z. ★★★★★ I was scheduled for a tooth extraction and implant which I was very anxious about. Dr Fiona Mackillop was amazing ! She put my mind at ease, the whole procedure lasted less than 90 min and she even played music requests to make me feel more comfortable 😊. I hardly felt baby pain and had no side effects the implant was done the very next day and I can honestly not notice the difference. Thank you doctor and thank you also to her wonderful assistantjs_loader
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Periodontal Gum Treatments


Diseases of the gum (Periodontal disease) cause inflammation and loss of the healthy attachment of the tooth to the gum and jaw bone.  The best treatment is prevention, and if caught early simple hygiene measures may be all that is needed to regain control.

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Gum Disease, if untreated, is a major cause of tooth loss


From minimally invasive techniques to correct recession of the gums that give a “long-in-the-tooth” appearance, to more advanced corrective surgery to treat periodontal disease, we can help you restore your gums and save your teeth.

Signs and Symptoms of Gum Disease

  • Red swollen gums
  • bleeding gums after brushing
  • bad breath
  • loose teeth
  • gum abscesses
  • receding gums

What is the cause of Gum Disease?

The bacteria and saliva in your mouth combine to form a sticky film known as plaque. If this is not cleaned efficiently every day, it builds up on your teeth, and can lead to inflammation and decay.

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Gingivitis Treatment


You need to protect your teeth from gum disease, because if it is allowed to progress, a ‘pocket’ develops between the tooth and the gum, and bone around the tooth is lost. If you notice that your gums bleed when brushed or are slightly swollen (and there may be no obvious signs), it is important to have regular dental reviews and hygienist sessions.

Teeth compromised by the presence of deep pockets and the loss of the supporting bone, become loose and may move or drift, causing collapse of the ‘bite’, and unsightly spacing. Gum disease is the most important cause of adult tooth loss, and will lead to the need for more extensive treatments, such as Dental Implants.

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Gum Recession Treatment


There are a number of techniques to correct recession; treatment is very much dependant on the severity of the problem and the thickness of the nearby gum tissues – thick gums are less prone to recession. Sometimes it is possible to cover exposed root surfaces by a small surgical procedure to move the gum tissues back into their original position. This is a minimally invasive technique, and as there is no need to use a graft, the tissues heal quickly. However, if the tissues are ‘thin’ a graft may be needed in order to increase the bulk of the tissue.

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We can regenerate lost bone

Regenerative Therapy


Regenerative procedures are used to promote formation of new bone around the effected tooth root.

There are a number of techniques to correct recession; treatment is very much dependant on the severity of the problem and the thickness of the nearby gum tissues – thick gums are less prone to recession. Sometimes it is possible to cover exposed root surfaces by a small surgical procedure to move the gum tissues back into their original position.

This is a minimally invasive technique, and as there is no need to use a graft, the tissues heal quickly. However, if the tissues are ‘thin’ a graft may be needed in order to increase the bulk of the tissue.

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Replacing lost gum tissue

Gum Grafting


This new grafted tissue may be brought in from another part of the mouth, e.g. the roof of the mouth, but in some cases, it may be possible to use a re-absorbable 3D collagen matrix, which would eliminate the need for a second surgical site. Slight swelling and discomfort is sometimes experienced after the surgery – but this has rarely been a problem.

This treatment is available to most healthy patients who look after their mouths well. Smoking can jeopardise our success – if you do smoke, then it is important that you refrain from smoking at the time of the treatment.

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