Perth’s Trusted Periodontist
Dr Nabil Khzam, BDS
MPhil (Implant), DClinDent (Perio)
MRACDS (Perio) – QLD
Nabil graduated with a Bachelor of Dentistry in 2002.
He completed his primary and membership examinations for the Royal Australian College of Dental Surgeons in Sydney, Australia.
In 2010, he earned his Masters Degree in Dental Implants from Griffith University, Gold Coast, Australia.
In the same year, he joined Griffith University again to commence his Doctorate of Clinical Dentistry training to become a specialist Periodontist in 2012 from Queensland, Australia.
Nabil aims to run an ethical, independent, non-corporate clinic. Focusing on excellent patient care and relationships.
WHAT IS A PERIODONTIST?
To become a Periodontist, one must complete five years of university, followed by three years of full-time speciality training. Specialists must meet strict guidelines and demonstrate exceptional skill-sets, and in order to practice one should be registered with a variety of professional organizations. Moreover, we use specialised equipment, some being single use only. Strict guidelines are adhered to go above and beyond Australian requirements in infection control.
WHY SHOULD I SEE A PERIODONTIST?
Periodontitis, periodontal disease or gum disease involves a deep bacterial infection of the gums caused by various germs found in dental plaque. Over time, this leads to the progressive loss of attachment between the teeth and the supporting gums. Eventually, without treatment, you become “long in the tooth” and your teeth can even fall out!
Periodontal treatment for gum disease improves oral health, not just focusing on a single tooth hence reduces the chance of undergoing further complex and expensive treatment. Gum disease contributes to general health issues such as diabetes, heart disease, and pregnancy complications. Untreated gum disease can lead to significant ongoing costs with teeth, including root canals, extractions, bridges, and large fillings.
CROWN AND BRIDGE DENTAL SERVICES
Despite improvements in dental care, people still suffer tooth loss – mostly due to tooth decay, gingivitis, periodontitis or injury. Previously, bridges and dentures were the only treatment options available for people with missing teeth. Now luckily, dental implants are available. Dental implants are replacement tooth roots which provide a strong foundation for fixed (permanent) or removable replacement teeth that are made to match your natural teeth.
WHEN SHOULD I SEE A PERIODONTIST?
You need to see a periodontist if you have:
✽ Swollen red gums that bleed easily
✽ Gums that have shrunk from teeth
✽ Persistent bad breath
✽ A bad taste in your mouth
✽ Abscesses between teeth and gums
✽ Loose or sensitive teeth
Gum disease is very common but some people are more vulnerable to it than others. Damage to your oral health will become increasingly apparent if it is not treated in time.
WHO CAN SEE A PERIODONTIST?
Gateway Dental Specialists Centre welcomes everyone wishing to improve their oral and gum health. Although we receive referrals from dental professionals; you don’t have to have one to make an appointment. To make an appointment contact us today, or to learn more explore our services or read our publications.