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At Kedron Family Dental, our dental team can identify the early stages of gum disease and assign effective treatments to prevent the problem from worsening in the future.

The Causes of Gum Disease

Harmful bacteria grow and multiply in a colourless, sticky film called “plaque” that naturally forms on the teeth, particularly around and under the gum line. If not removed daily through flossing and brushing, plaque begins to accumulate and causes the gums to become inflamed, swollen, and more prone to bleeding. These are the symptoms of gingivitis.

Untreated gingivitis can quickly deteriorate into periodontitis. Periodontitis has similar symptoms to gingivitis, but the main difference is that the structures surrounding the tooth start to break down. The bone supporting the tooth begins to erode and it forms a periodontal pocket, which is a gap between the gum and the tooth that becomes increasingly difficult to clean.

The bacteria start to move deeper down and thrive in this pocket, causing the attachment of the tooth and its supporting tissues to break down. The ultimate outcome can be tooth loss.

Signs to Watch Out for

If you notice any of these signs, make an appointment with your local dentist in Brisbane to rectify the issue. Symptoms include:

  • Bleeding, swollen or receding gums
  • Bad breath
  • An unpleasant taste in your mouth
  • Tenderness when biting
  • Loose or moved teeth

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Gum Disease Treatment in Brisbane

At Kedron Family Dental, our team can identify at which stage your gum disease is and provide effective treatments. Our experienced dentists will guide you through the process and answer any questions you may have. We are committed to ensuring your comfort and well-being throughout your gum disease treatment journey.


Preventing Periodontitis

The best way to prevent periodontitis is by effective and regular plaque removal. This can be achieved by brushing, flossing and using interdental brushes daily. Regular professional cleans are also important in the fight against gum disease.

Most patients should make an appointment at least once every six months to help prevent this infection. Your dental specialist will instruct you of the best oral health plan for your individual needs.

Treatment Plans for Gum Disease

If you do have active periodontitis, you may require multiple appointments with our Oral Health Specialists for a series of deep, professional cleans. The aim of these appointments is similar to a regular, 6-monthly clean; however, only a section of the mouth is cleaned at a time due to the large amount of tartar in deep periodontal pockets.

All tartar and plaque need to be thoroughly removed from under the gum to allow for proper healing and the stabilisation of gum disease. If you require this treatment or a referral to a gum specialist, our dentists will discuss it with you in detail.

What our patients say

Google Review

On my recent visit I took my little boy for his first dental experience. The staff were wonderful and hygienist Alex did an amazing job of making him feel comfortable and ensuring he had an enjoyable experience. He had no complaints and even talks about when we will go back to the dentist. As my dental experience as a child was terrible, I could not recommend Alex and the team highly enough for a visit for children to make them comfortable and a positive experience.

Google Review

I went for a routine check up and clean as a new customer to the practice. From checking in (Abby) to the clean (Dr Chantal and Kian), everyone was very professional and thorough. A very comprehensive assessment was made and a meticulous clean was provided by Dr Chantal. Overall great dental experience and I will be back.

Google Review

I am a white knuckle dental patient (a product of school mobile dental care back in the 1960’s) I had a crown installed all in one visit today (less than 3 hours). Totally painless. All staff were wonderful and highly empathetic to my issues. The practice is highly recommended, which is why I have been a patient at Kedron for the last 15 years.

Google Review

I would definitely recommend Kedron family dental. The staff are first class.
Despite my fears, they definitely were calm and collected. Which helped me be calm too. I really appreciate the work of Dr Pj and assistant Gemma.
First class!! Thank you!!

Google Review

I have been going to Kedron Family Dental for a while now and such positive experiences so far at the practice. Dr Chantal and the dental assistants that work there are fantastic - professional and takes good care of your oral health. I would keep going back despite having moved to the other side of the river :))

Google Review

Elwynn has been my dentist for many years, and without a doubt is one of the best! Extremely professional and knowledgeable; but where he is really ahead of the rest, is the care and explanation he provides throughout any treatment or examination. Great to have him in the Brisbane area!

Where to find us

Kedron Family Dental

1/138 Gympie Rd,
Kedron QLD 4031, Australia

Tel: (07) 3357 9600

Public Transport
The clinic is conveniently located just a 2-minute walk from Stop 25- Leckie Road on the busy 370 bus route. Free on-site parking available.


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