Our Services

 

Coastal Periodontics provide the following services

  • Treatment of Periodontal ‘gum’ disease.
  • Placement of dental implants.
  • Exposure of impacted teeth/ frenectomies etc.
  • Functional and Cosmetic ‘gum’ surgery.
  • Surgical extraction of teeth.

Periodontists often treat more problematic periodontal cases, such as those with severe gum disease or those with a complex medical history. Periodontists offer a wide range of treatments, such as scaling and root debridement (in which the bacterial debris is removed from the root surface). They treat patients with severe gum problems using a range of surgical procedures. In addition, periodontists are specially trained in the placement of dental implants and treatment of infections affecting the dental implants.

FIRST VISIT

The periodontist usually reviews the patient’s complete medical and dental histories to determine what may affect the gum disease. It is extremely important for the periodontist to know if any medications are being taken or if the patient is being treated for any condition that can affect periodontal care including surgery, such as heart disease, hip replacements, blood thinning medications, diabetes, or pregnancy.

The periodontist examines the gums, checks to see if there is any gum line recession, assesses how the teeth fit together when biting, and checks the teeth to see if any are loose. The periodontist will also take a small measuring instrument called a probe and place it between the teeth and gums to determine the depth of those spaces, known as periodontal pockets. Radiographs (X-rays) may also be taken to observe the level of the bone around the teeth. This information helps the periodontist assess the health of the gums and what treatment will be best for you.

Who Should See a Periodontist?

Some patients’ periodontal needs can be managed by the general dentist. However, as more patients are exhibiting signs of periodontal disease, coupled with research that suggests a relationship between periodontal disease and other chronic diseases of ageing, an increased level of expertise and understanding supplied by a trained specialist will be better. Patients who present with moderate or severe levels of periodontal disease, or patients with more complex cases, will be best managed by a partnership between the dentist and periodontist.

 

Disclaimer

Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding, you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner

Refer a Patient

Referring a patient to our Practice?
All general enquiries and referrals are kept strictly confidential.
Please use our Client Referral Form for more specific contact with Coastal Periodontics.

Operating Hours

Mon - Thurs 8:30 - 5:30 by appointment only

 

Treatment of Periodontal ‘gum’ disease.
Placement of dental implants.
Exposure of impacted teeth/ fraenectomies etc.
Functional and Cosmetic ‘gum’ surgery.
Surgical extraction of teeth.

New Patient History

Refer a Patient

Referring a patient to our Practice?
All general enquiries and referrals are kept strictly confidential.
Please use our Client Referral Form for more specific contact with Coastal Periodontics.

Coastal Periodontics
Suite 1, 20 Lake Orr Drive
Varsity Lakes, QLD 4227

Telephone: (07) 5578 7741
Fax : (07) 5578 7780
Email: [email protected]coastalperiodontics.com.au