Periodontics

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Periodontics involves the treatment of periodontal (gum) disease. A periodontist is a specialist dentist who provides diagnosis, prevention, and treatment (surgical and non-surgical) of gum disease.

Am I eligible?

Please check if you are eligible for care in the public oral health service by clicking here.

For more information on the eligibility criteria of specialist services please refer to the current NSW Health Policy.

How can I use this service?

Patients must first be seen by their local community oral health clinic.  The clinic will write a referral to our department that asks us to provide the treatment you need.

What should I bring to my first appointment?

To find out what you should bring to your appointment, click here.

What to expect at your appointment

The First Appointment

Your first appointment will be for a consultation only.  This allows us to fully understand your problem and to talk with you about treatment.  We will also learn about your general health and your oral hygiene (tooth cleaning) which may have an effect on any treatment we may do for you. 

Options for treatment will be explained to you and a treatment plan will be worked out that both you and we are happy with.

How do I get there?

To plan your journey to the clinic click here to find the best way of getting here.

Who will I meet at my appointment?

You will meet your Periodontist (Specialist Dentist), dental hygienist and dental assistant. Your treatment may be completed by a Periodontist or a Periodontist in training, supervised by a qualified Specialist Periodontist.

Resources

https://www.health.nsw.gov.au/oralhealth/Publications/gums-healthy.pdf