Periodontal Services in Melbourne
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Here at Moonee Ponds Periodontic & Implant Centre, we pride ourselves on our specialist periodontists and cutting-edge treatments to treat a wide range of periodontal issues. While we generally have our patients referred to us by general dentists, we are happy for you to book with us directly. Call now for details.
Our Consultation Process
Your initial visit to Moonee Ponds Periodontics & Implant Centre will be a 30-45 minute consultation appointment, where an in-depth medical and dental health history taken and an examination to measure for bone loss, loose teeth, bite, oral cancer screening, TMJ and other signs of periodontal disease. The treating Periodontist will then discuss treatment options and costs.
To ease this process, it will be helpful if you bring along all relevant documents, such as a referral letter from your General Dental Practitioner (dentist) if you were given one, any recent x-rays or scans, as well as your private health insurance card if you have dental extras as we have Hi-Caps facilities available and can claim directly through your health fund. We will also send you a “Patient Information Form” (which can also be downloaded directly from this site) that we will need you to complete and bring in on your appointment.
Please notify reception if you have a medical condition prior to your visit (e.g. Artificial Heart valves or joints or heart murmurs requiring pre-medication). For further details, don’t hesitate to contact us.
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Two of the most common forms of treatment for periodontal disease used at Moonee Ponds Periodontic & Implant Centre are scaling and root planing.
Scaling involves removal of the tartar that has stuck to tooth surfaces, while root planing involves removing any remaining tartar and smoothing down the root surface. Depending on how severe your issues are, treatment can be completed in two to four visits, with each visit lasting between 30-60 minutes.
During each visit, your periodontist will use ultrasonic equipment and hand instruments to carry out the relevant procedures. You may experience tenderness in your gums for a day or two, as well as heightened sensitivity to heat and cold. This generally goes away in a week or so.
Following completion of this phase of treatment, you will be asked to make a follow up appointment in approximately 3-4 months with either the treating Periodontist or one of our Hygienists. If all is stable, you will be placed on a periodontal maintenance programme.
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