252 Stirling Street, Perth, WA, 6000
(08) 9228 4737
For Patients

The practice has been designed with patient safety and comfort in mind and we look forward to welcoming you.  We understand that for many people dental treatment and being referred to a periodontist can cause some anxiety.  Our aim is to make your visits as comfortable and pleasant as possible.  We look forward to developing a long lasting relationship with you focused on prevention.

 

Your first appointment

Prior to your first appointment, we will send you a welcome letter with general information on the practice and what you will need to bring with you to the appointment. Your periodontist will meet with you and discuss your concerns and treatment options and how you would like to have this performed. We can offer treatment under local anaesthesia, sedation or general anaesthesia.  Fees are also advised prior to treatment.

10 Hygiene Tips from Your Periodontist to manage periodontal disease
  1. Cleaning between the teeth is critical! This is where bacterial biofilm stagnates and we commonly see periodontal disease developing. Make this your first priority when cleaning.
  2. Bend the bristle brush on your interdental brush to be at 90 degrees to the handle for easier access.
  3. Don’t forget to use the interdental brush around the back surface of your last tooth in each set of teeth.
  4. You don’t need to use toothpaste on interdental brushes.
  5. When flossing, make sure you are rubbing the floss on the tooth surface, not just the space between the teeth.
  6. You should see your floss just disappear under the gum around each tooth.
  7. Tooth brush the most trickiest areas to reach first. This is commonly the lower molars, on the sides facing your tongue.
  8. Only tooth brush each surface of the tooth for two seconds at a time, before moving to the next tooth.
  9. Focus the tooth brush bristles along the gum line of the tooth.
  10. When flossing implants, make sure you wrap the floss 360 degrees around the implant.