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Periodontist

Periodontist

Your gums are the foundation to your smile. The healthier your gums, the healthier your overall oral health. Periodontics is the field of dentistry concerned with maintaining the health of your gums and supporting structures, including treating and preventing gum disease.

Periodontist

Gum disease is the leading cause for tooth loss in the UK, so preventing and treating the condition is essential for your smile. Regular interdental cleaning on top of your routine brushing does much of the hard work, keeping your mouth bacteria-free. However, it’s the trips to the hygienist chair that keeps on top of the condition, as your hygienist can assess the condition and keep an eye on your gum health.

At Smilepod, we have a gold standard of hygiene treatments as we know just how important gum health is. We have many different hygiene packages offering different levels of cleaning.

What is gum disease?
How do I know if I have it?
Did you know that gum disease has been linked to other health conditions?
What do I do if I think I have it?
What will happen at my initial consultation appointment?
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How do we treat periodontal disease?
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Meet our Periodontist

Dr Anju Kumar
GDC: 83479
BDS, MClinDent (Perio), MPerio RCS Edin

Dr Anju qualified from the University of Birmingham in 2004, and followed this with a year working at Guy’s Kings and St Thomas’ Dental Institute. She then spent several years in general practice whilst also working as a clinical teacher in dental radiography and radiology at Guy’s Hospital.

In 2009, she embarked on a specialist training program in Periodontology at King’s College London based at Guy’s Hospital. She is a member of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, European Federation of Periodontology and the British Society of Periodontology.

Anju has a wealth of experience treating complex cases and has a particular interest in the management of the most severe gum problems and overgrowth in people. She also has experience in managing failing implants. If your gums are receding, bleeding, swollen or uncomfortable or you’ve been told you have gum disease then Dr Anju can help.

In addition to managing gum disease around teeth and dental implants, Anju also offers solutions to address gum recession. She is one of the few dentists in the UK to perform Pinhole Gum Rejuvenation, following training in the USA. This is a non-surgical alternative to gum grafting that can cover large areas of recession without the need for any surgery.

She has a passion for what she does and uses the latest research and advances to lead with a minimally invasive approach thus reducing the need for complex surgery.

In her spare time Anju loves travelling and exploring new places and cultures. She enjoys reading about the history of art and is currently working her way through a list of art works to visit!

Latest Reviews
I saw Mihaela yesterday for a classic hygienist appointment. I can’t praise her more highly. She was professional and gentle and explained everything as she was doing it. Thank you.
Joanna S.
Joanna S.
20:54 15 Jun 22
Amazing service from Roshni at Smilepod Canada Place. Very gentle and thorough teeth cleaning. Thanks again!
Camille L.
Camille L.
10:32 20 May 22
Roshni was excellent in looking after my partner Sam ! He couldn’t praise her enough for an excellent work
Elsie R.
Elsie R.
19:35 16 May 22
I cannot speak highly enough of Smilepod Soho. I went for cleaning and polish by Michaela. From the moment I walked in, the receptionist was extremely warm and friendly and welcoming. Michaela cleaned my teeth, and whilst they are not in the best shape, she was non judgemental, and probably one of the loveliest dentists I’ve ever had in my life. I’m so glad I took the first step to get my teeth fixed. I have already booked my follow-up appointment for next time. What an amazing place.
Aaron H.
Aaron H.
12:42 09 May 22
Had a fantastic experience with both a hygienist and a dental check up at Smilepod Soho! The best dentist in London by far.
Rhys H.
Rhys H.
10:47 27 Apr 22
I had a very good experience at Smilepod Canada Place, getting a check-up and classic cleaning done.Dr Adelina Haas and Prabina (Dental Nurse) put me at ease, and I felt quite relaxed during the appointment which is a feeling that most people would not associate with dental appointments. They were very nice, asking me lots of questions, and explained what they were going to do.I am due back for a filling in a few weeks time. I hope it goes as well
Kai W
Kai W
09:22 20 Apr 22
I had my teeth cleaning and diamond polish done by Dentist Roshni Goel. She is really sweet and gentle throughout the procedure. I barely had any discomfort while getting the cleaning done. She takes you through the whole process in detail and is very sweet to answer all your queries with patience. The only con is that the prices at Smilepod are quite high but I do recommend Hygienist Roshni Goel. Overall a great job done!
Gaurika C.
Gaurika C.
14:17 04 Apr 22
I got a cleaning there last week and it was phenomenal with Erika!After the cleaning I had some issues involving my wire and had to come back, they fixed everything up for free and gave me a little brush to help and did another mini cleaning of my bottom teeth. I was extremely happy about this kind of treatment, super happy to call them my dentists.
Hunter L.
Hunter L.
16:35 22 Mar 22
Really positive experience with hygienist Roshni Goel. My teeth are quite sensitive and she took utmost care during the cleaning; I didn’t feel much pain even with such sensitive teeth.
Vivek S.
Vivek S.
17:40 19 Mar 22
I am not fan of having hygiene appointments as my teeth are rather sensitive. Roshni Goel, the hygienist at Canada Place, took care of me beautifully by accommodating manual and mechanical clean interchangeably to minimize my distress. And this was highly important given my pregnancy. Going to send my husband to her!
Julia W.
Julia W.
21:37 16 Mar 22
Had an appointment with hygienist Stephanie, the results were amazing and she gave lots of great advice.
Med
Med
18:56 15 Mar 22
Went for the Diamond polish. Inga, who is the hygienist specialist, was very professional and friendly. It was my first dentist appointment after 7 years and Inga did an exceptional job. I had all the hard plaque/tartar removed, including the stains I had from smoking! My teeth looks all fresh and clean. Inga also provided some great advice as well as providing me with couple of tiny brushes for me to clean areas that are in-between my teeth :) Highly recommend Inga for hygiene clean and polish.
Shah A.
Shah A.
17:36 15 Mar 22
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