Dentist in Launceston

Launceston Dental - Gum Disease

Gum Disease

Are your gums bleeding or feeling uncomfortable?

Our Gum Disease procedures are precise, pain free and affordable

Achieve A Beautiful & Wholesome Smile

Initial Consultation

We will talk you through the various available options first before commencing on any procedure.

No More Plaque In Sight

We will remove the dangerous bacteria that causes tooth decay as effortlessly as possible.

Less Procedure Time

We use the latest generation technology to repair and clean up your gum disease and will continue to monitor it.

Get Smiling

By using the latest technology you’ll recover a lot quicker and can continue to enjoy your smile longer.

Payment Plan Options

We offer many flexible and customisable payment plan options that you can apply for.

Leading Dental Practice in Tasmania

Launceston Dental is dedicated in helping you get the best oral health care in Tasmania


5 Reasons To Choose Us

Experienced Team

The Launceston Dental has been delivering high quality dental services for more than 35 years. Our experienced team of Launceston Dentist bring experience and professionalism to every consultation.

Various Treatments Available

We offer a wide range of quality treatment options to meet needs of each individual and with our latest state-of-the-art technology allowing you to be as comfortable as possible.

We Truly Care About You

5 STAR RATING. We pride ourselves on delivering quality and personal dental services to Launceston, Tasmania

Locally Specialized in Launceston

We provide our patients with a caring dental service in one convenient location down in Launceston, Tasmania

Affordable Payment Plan Options

We make it easy for you to achieve your smile goals today with the flexibility of paying when it suits you.

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How serious is gum disease?

Gum disease – periodontitis or periodontal disease – is a common problem that can cause serious infection and result in complications with further significant health risks.

Gum disease begins as inflammation of the gums (gingivitis) and can progress to full-blown periodontitis – destroying teeth, soft tissue and jaw bone.

Periodontal disease is the leading cause of tooth loss among adults, but the infection and inflammation may not remain confined to your mouth.

How serious is gum disease?

Gum disease complications

Gum disease complications

Infection from gum disease can spread to other areas of your body, including vital organs. This can lead to serious medical conditions such as:

  • Heart disease. Periodontitis has been associated with higher rates of cardiovascular disease – when blood vessels narrow or become completely blocked, which can cause a stroke or heart attack


  • Worsening of diabetes. Diabetics are more vulnerable to gum disease, which can aggravate the condition by making it more difficult to control blood sugar levels


Besides diabetes and heart problems, gum disease has also been linked to:

  • Lung infections
  • Brain disease
  • Increased risk of cancer
  • Erectile dysfunction
  • Premature birth

What causes gum disease?

Gum disease results from an accumulation of plaque on teeth, which can develop into the gums. Plaque is a sticky coating that contains harmful bacteria.

When the immune system attacks these microbes, it releases substances that inflame the gums.

Causes of gum disease include:

  • Genetic susceptibility
  • Poor oral hygiene
  • Poor diet
  • The ageing process
  • Stress
  • Certain medical conditions


Symptoms of gum disease

Signs you may have gum disease include:

  • Swollen or bleeding gums.
  • Receding gums.
  • Loose teeth.
  • Sensitive teeth.
  • Discomfort when eating.
  • Persistent bad breath.

What causes gum disease?

Treatment for gum disease

Treatment for gum disease

The initial stages of gum disease can usually be treated with a professional dental cleaning and antibiotics.

If the disease progresses, a deeper cleaning – scaling and root planing – is likely to be necessary.

The most serious cases may need to be treated with surgery and possibly bone and tissue grafts.

If you suspect you may have gum disease, contact Launceston Dental to schedule a check-up. Early diagnosis and treatment help to prevent complications and increase the likelihood of a successful outcome without invasive surgical procedures.

Dentist in Launceston

We strive to make our dentistry in Launceston as family and child friendly as possible, providing comfort and ease to make you feel at home. We also make sure to provide you with a thorough break down of the various options, prices and procedures.

For more, please speak to one of our friendly team members on 03 6331 6826.

Our Affiliations

We Accept All Health Funds

Advanced Gentle Care For The Whole Family


Frequently Asked Questions

We service the following areas:

Launceston, Scottsdale, George Town, Longford, Deloraine, St Helens, Bicheno, Perth, Hadspen, Burnie, Queenstown, Devonport, Burnie, Coles Bay, Campbell Town, Oatlands, Bridport