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Gum Disease

From deep cleaning procedures to advanced gum therapies, we offer a range of treatments designed to restore the health of your gums and prevent further damage.

What Is Gum Disease?

Gum disease, also known as periodontal disease, is a bacterial infection that affects the tissues that support and surround the teeth, including the gums, ligaments, and bones.

What Causes Gum Disease?

Gum disease is primarily caused by the accumulation of bacterial plaque on teeth and gums. Plaque is a sticky film of bacteria that forms constantly on teeth and can harden into tartar if not removed through regular brushing and flossing. This buildup of plaque and tartar can lead to various stages of periodontal disease:


The earliest stage of gum disease, gingivitis, is characterised by inflammation of the gums. This occurs when plaque irritates the gum tissue, causing redness, swelling, and bleeding during brushing or flossing.


If gingivitis is left untreated, it can progress to periodontitis. This stage involves deeper inflammation and infection that affects the supporting structures of the teeth, including the bone. Pockets can form between the teeth and gums, trapping more plaque and bacteria.

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Effective Gum Disease Treatment and Prevention

Gum disease, also known as periodontal disease, can lead to serious oral health issues if left untreated. Our skilled professionals will assess the condition of your gums and create a treatment plan to combat the disease and prevent its progression.

From deep cleaning procedures to advanced gum therapies, we offer a range of treatments designed to restore the health of your gums and prevent further damage.


What Are the Complications of Periodontal Disease?

Periodontal disease, if left untreated, can lead to a range of serious complications that extend beyond the mouth.

As the disease progresses, it can result in the loss of the supporting structures of the teeth, leading to tooth mobility and eventual tooth loss. Moreover, the inflammation and bacteria associated with periodontal disease can enter the bloodstream and potentially contribute to systemic health issues such as cardiovascular disease, diabetes complications, respiratory problems, and pregnancy complications. Additionally, advanced periodontal disease can cause abscesses, oral infections, and chronic bad breath.

Addressing periodontal disease promptly through professional dental care is crucial to prevent these potential complications and maintain both oral and overall health.

How Is Periodontal Disease Treated?

The treatment of periodontal disease depends on the severity of the condition. It typically involves a combination of professional dental care and improved oral hygiene practices at home. Here’s an overview of the treatment process:

Professional Dental Cleaning (Scaling and Root Planing)

In the early stage of gum disease (gingivitis), a professional dental cleaning can effectively remove plaque and tartar from the teeth and gums. This process, known as scaling and root planing, involves thorough cleaning of the tooth surfaces, including below the gumline, to remove bacteria and irritants.

Maintenance of Oral Hygiene

Patients are educated on proper brushing and flossing techniques and encouraged to maintain consistent oral hygiene practices at home. This helps prevent plaque buildup and supports the healing process.

Antibacterial Treatments

In some cases, antibiotics or antimicrobial mouthwashes may be prescribed to help control bacterial growth and inflammation.

Surgical Procedures

For advanced cases, surgical interventions might be necessary. Procedures such as flap surgery, bone grafting, and tissue regeneration can help repair damaged tissues, reduce pocket depth, and restore gum health.

What our patients say

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I had the most amazing experience. I was nervous about my dental treatment but when I got here they explained it to me and I was put at ease. The work done was amazing and I won't hesitate to return to this clinic. Dr Zaheer and his team were very professional and caring.

I also found his front desk staff Fatimatu and Frances to be very friendly and caring. I would highly recommend this clinic.

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I had my best dental practice at Moorooka Dental Care! I was very afraid to go to the dentist before I came to this practice. I had a really good experience at this clinic.

Dr Linh was wonderful. She explained the whole treatment and answered all my questions. I also met Frances the receptionist. She was very friendly and made me feel welcome. I had an amazing experience and highly recommend Moorooka Dental Care.

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The whole team are such a lovely bunch of people! Dr Tina and Casey (I think it's Casey.. correct me if I'm wrong) work so well together and had me laughing before and after my dental work. Everyone is really kind here, from owner to reception staff. I know I'm in good hands when I visit ๐Ÿ™‚

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I had the pleasure of having my dental work done at Moorooka dental care. It has been an amazing experience, Fatimatu at reception was extremely helpful. I was treated by Dr Furqan today and I found him very professional and gentle. I've also seen Dr Reza and Dr Zaheer and found them to be extremely good. I will highly recommend this practice.

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Fantastic staff. I am a truly anxious patient, and the receptionist, Frances, who took my first contact call, I felt safe. Dr Reza Sunny was so patient with me, allowing me to do tapping when I was overwhelmed, never losing focus, totally understanding. Incredibly kind. Incredibly good dentist. I had cleaning, filling, and removal of a broken molar. Even though I may still get anxious I feel safe returning when needed.

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This is my first time ever to have a positive comment about a dentist.
I was astonished about the successful outcome of my dental procedure. Thank you Casey and Dr Reza, what a professional and dedicated team. I mentioned to my partner about it, and we went back to the clinic and she made an appointment for herself on the spot. I do not hesitate to recommend to any one the services of Moorooka Dental Care. Thank you all for your friendly attention, starting from the reception all way to the manager. Looking forwards to see you again.

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Can't thank the team at Moorooka dental care enough for an amazing friendly experience! I have now seen both Dr Reza Sunny for general cosmetics work including fillings to teeth whitening, clean up/check ups. Very good at explaining and being upfront with procedures process and Dr Zaheer who removed both my bottom wisdoms last week did an absolute fantastic job from start to finish. They even went the extra mile to call up and check up on me a few days later to see how my recovery was going. 10/10 for service and pricing. Thanks

Google Review

Moorooka Dental Care is one of the best dental practices I've been to. The team is friendly, the office is modern and clean. I have had the pleasure to be cared by Dr. Zaheer and Dr. Reza. Both are excellent professionals. They took the time to explain the procedures and the subsequent cares. I even got a follow up call from the practice manager, Ahmed, the next day. I highly recommend them!

Where to find us

Moorooka Dental Care

Shop C, 132 Beaudesert Road,
Moorooka QLD 4105

Tel: (07) 3848 3193

Public Transport:

From the city to Moorooka Dental Care, you may hop on the buses with numbers 110/125/115 /124. If you are travelling from the south side, you may take the buses with the numbers 110/115/117/124/125.

Our practice is 1.9km from the Moorooka train station.