Hobart Periodontics specialises in the prevention, treatment, and management of gum disease and the replacement of missing teeth with dental implants.

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What is Periodontitis (Gum Disease)?

Periodontitis is the progression of gingivitis, resulting in tissue destruction. It is a common inflammatory disease, that affects about 1 in 5 Australians and is one of the leading causes of tooth loss. It occurs due to the body’s

inflammatory response to plaque (the bacterial film that naturally forms on teeth), which destroys the jawbone and periodontal ligament that secure the tooth.

At Hobart Periodontics, we understand that contracting gum disease is not necessarily due to poor oral hygiene or neglect. Not everyone will develop periodontitis, as many factors may contribute to this.

Although it may be evident that you suffer from periodontitis, most often people are not aware of having any problems until their dentist does an examination.

Our mission is to provide our patients with superior oral health by preventing, treating, and managing gum disease and tooth loss in a friendly and supportive environment.

Are your gums red, sore, swollen, tender, or do they easily bleed?
Do you have bad breath, loose teeth, receding gums or suffer from pain when chewing?
Do you suffer from chronic conditions such as High Blood Pressure or Heart Problems, Diabetes, Rheumatoid Arthritis, or other inflammatory diseases?
Please note that you may show none of these signs but may still suffer from periodontitis.

Call us today on (03) 6135 4040 to arrange a consultation with our team who provide specialist periodontal care and advice.

What are the benefits of regular periodontal treatments?

  • Whether you are diagnosed with mild or severe gum disease, we can help with your ongoing treatment, care, and management.

  • We will teach you how to look after your gums and teeth.

  • After our treatment, your mouth and gums feel better and can begin to heal.

  • Unfortunately, untreated gum disease can lead to tooth loss, but we can prevent this from happening in most cases.

  • Your teeth and gums feel more comfortable when brushing and chewing food.

  • You can enjoy dining out with family and friends without concern.

  • You will reduce the overall inflammatory burden to your body, which may benefit your general health.

Periodontists are like other dental specialists, such as Orthodontists. In order to become a Periodontist, you must train and gain experience as a qualified general dentist and then return to University for further postgraduate study to become a dental specialist.

Periodontists are more qualified and experienced at managing gum disease and placement of dental implants than general dentists. However we work closely with dentists to support overall oral care, as we do not offer other dental procedures such as checkups, fillings, dentures or root canal therapy.

Email our practice today with your enquiry as we would be happy to provide you with further advice.


Periodontic Services

Gum Disease Treatment

Periodontitis, also known as gum disease, is a common chronic condition that currently affects approximately 9 million Australians.

Dental & Tooth Implants

Not only do missing teeth look unsightly, but gaps in your mouth from tooth loss can cause misalignment with your bite and encourage the movement of existing teeth to fill that gap.

Gum Repair / Receding gums

Gum Grafting & Soft Tissue Reconstruction is also known as periodontal plastic surgery.
Gum recession occurs due to a combination
of factors.

Covid Protocol

We uphold high standards to ensure your safety

1. Wellness screening upon arrival
2. We use all recommended PPE / disinfection and sterilisation techniques