Periodontists are dental specialists that deal with the treatment of gum disease and the placement of dental implants.

Gum Disease Treatment

Periodontitis, also known as gum disease, is a common chronic condition that currently affects approximately nine million Australians. It derives from bacteria under the gum that causes inflammation, which leads to tooth decay.

Untreated periodontitis leads to destruction of the supporting bone around teeth and can eventually lead to the loss of a tooth or several teeth and is one of the leading reasons why dentists extract teeth.

Fortunately, gum disease can be treated and successfully managed, which is why we do our very best to provide you and your teeth with respect, care, protection, and management.

Risk factors that contribute to gum disease include, genetic history, lack of oral health care, smoking or vaping, drug use, obesity, and poor nutrition.

Hobart Periodontists are part of your professional health care team. Call 03 6135 4040 to book an appointment today.

We work alongside dentists and doctors to assist our patients who show signs of or live with gum disease, but you do not require a referral from your GP to visit our Periodontal practice. Many people see us because they want us to check their teeth and gums before showing signs of gum disease.

The team at Hobart Periodontics care about your overall health and wellbeing.

Those with health issues and diabetes are often more susceptible to getting periodontitis. We may therefore check your blood sugar levels and advise you to visit your dentist and GP to discuss your general health and wellbeing.

Dental & Tooth Implants

How are missing teeth affecting your life?

  • Is your speech affected?
  • Are you avoiding eating the foods you love?
  • Are your missing teeth bothering your appearance?
  • Do you lack confidence when smiling?

Let us put the smile back on your face!

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. In more extreme cases it can also cause a recession of your jawline.

A dental implant replaces the natural tooth, fills the gap and creates a comfortable and pleasing alignment of teeth, whilst giving you the confidence you deserve.

For many years replacing a tooth meant wearing removable dentures or having a bridge put in place to support the remaining teeth. Today, dental implants are a common way to replace missing teeth, which is offered as part of routine dental care. However, as with any surgical procedure, things can easily go wrong if proper care is not taken. Fortunately, Implant placement is a large component of the specialist training Periodontists receive at University, thus minimizing the risk to you. Through regular continuing education, we stay up to date with the latest technique and treatment options and for your peace of mind only use implants and surgical products supported by the highest level of clinical research.

How does an implant work?

A dental implant is a titanium screw inserted into the gum as a replacement to the missing tooth’s original root. A porcelain crown is then placed on top of the screw that sits above the gum. The process involves a series of appointments and includes 3D scans of the jaw and teeth and preparation of the gums to allow for the surgical procedure.

More people elect to choose dental implants as a replacement to dentures because they feel natural and comfortable and stable and durable.

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 and is a common problem for many people. Depending on the cause and the nature of the gum recession, surgery can repair the soft tissue and replace lost gum. At Hobart Periodontics, we use the latest micro-surgical approaches to obtain the best possible outcomes for all our patients.

To receive further information or book an initial consultation, please email and one of our friendly staff will assist you.