Launceston Dental Clinic

Gum Disease Treatment in Launceston

Suffering from Gum Disease?

Noticed that your gum is bleeding a bit?

Our gum disease procedure aims to be comfortable, precise & predictable

Achieve A Complete Smile

Consultation Is Key

We will talk you through the various available options first

Making It Last

Our procedures will have you chewing and smiling again in no time

Just A Pinch

We're the only dentist in Launceston that uses sedation such as laughing gas, though we also utilise local anesthesia

Keep On Smiling

We try to make the procedure as pain free as possible for you, so you can carry on smiling afterwards

Highly Trained Staff

Our entire team received extensive training to ensure a safe procedure.

Smile Now, Pay Later

We offer many flexible payment plan options

5 Reasons To Choose Us


Consult and find solutions!

About Gum Disease

What causes gum disease?

Gum disease – periodontal disease or periodontitis – occurs when a build-up of plaque on teeth infects the gums.

Plaque is the sticky coating that forms on teeth and it contains bacteria that irritate the gums. When the immune system responds to this infection, it releases substances that inflame the gums.

This inflammation is known as gingivitis. Left untreated, it can become periodontitis – full-blown gum disease.

Initial treatment for gum disease entails minimally invasive deep cleaning – scaling and root planing. If the condition worsens, surgery may be needed.

With gum surgery, we can eliminate the diseased tissues and clean up the area to give your gums a better chance at recovering. Healthy gums help healthy teeth stay strong and secure. 

If you’re unsure about the state of your gum health, schedule a consultation with Dr Pickup, Dr Bagshaw or Dr. Thomas to have your oral health evaluated for possible signs of the disease.

Risk factors for gum disease

What are the symptoms and associated risks?

Factors that increase the risk of gum disease include:

  • Poor oral hygiene.
  • Genetic susceptibility.
  • Poor diet.
  • The ageing process.
  • Some medical conditions.
  • Smoking
  • Stress

Symptoms of gum disease

You may be unaware you have periodontal disease during the early stages – one reason why regular dental check-ups are important.

When symptoms do become apparent, they may include:

  • Constant bad breath
  • Mouth sores
  • A change in how your bite works
  • Tooth sensitivity
  • Loose teeth
  • Bleeding gums
  • Receding gums
Gum disease complications

Periodontitis can cause several major health issues as inflammation spreads from your mouth via the bloodstream to other areas of your body, including vital organs.

This can result in complications such as:

  • Gum disease can affect blood sugar levels, increasing the risk of diabetes or making it more difficult to control the condition
  • A 2019 study suggested that gum disease doubles the risk of stroke because of changes in blood and oxygen flow to the brain
  • Heart disease. Inflammation from the gums can result in narrowing of arteries and blood clots
  • Lung infections. Bacteria travelling from the mouth to the lungs can lead to infections such as pneumonia
Is it preventable?

Can you prevent gum disease?

Gum disease is a common problem and a major cause of tooth loss, although in many cases it’s preventable with good oral hygiene backed by preventive dentistry.
  • Maintain a regular routine of brushing and flossing.
  • Avoid or cut back on sugary drinks and foods.
  • Get regular dental check-ups and professional dental cleanings.

Consult and find smiling solutions!



Feel free to contact us in case you have any more questions and we are happy to answer them the best we can.

Our team are trained to help you feel at ease from the moment you arrive in our practice. We know it can be a scary process, so we make sure we guide you through every step. And if need be, we can use sedation dentistry as we are the only dentist practice that offers sedation in Launceston.

Simply give our team a call and let them know what your goals are. They will take you step-by-step through what is required to revolutionise your smile.

At Pickup Bagshaw Dental we have very strict testing and management processes to ensure that our equipment is start of the art and suitable for our patients.


Every mouth and goal is unique. We live by the motto of providing affordable value to our clients. Once you come in for analysis, we will give you a full cost breakdown

That’s our job! We can do a full analysis of your mouth and suggest the most suitable solutions to give you that life-changing smile!

We take training VERY seriously here at Pickup Bagshaw Dental. We are constantly sending our staff to industry meetups, seminars and events so that they can be on the cutting edge

All of our customers trust their smile to us

From emergency, cosmetic, restorative to sedation – Pickup Bagshaw Dental provides every service to suit your dental needs.


Will Give You Clear Reasons to Smile Bright!

Not many dental practices can say they have over 70 years of combined experience in various dental fields, including general, preventative and restorative treatment.

In our warm and welcoming office, patients are given top-notch care and attention. We firmly believe in keeping our patients comfortable, informed, and empowered to choose their treatments.

Conveniently located in the Launceston CBD, we also have HICAPS/EFTPOS facilities available.

We help clients their smile problems

70 Years

Proudly serving Launceston for over 70 years, we're your trusted team of dental professionals you and your family can rely on


One of the few Launceston dental practices that use happy gas. We don't let anxiety stand in the way of giving you the smile you always wanted.

All Services

From emergency, cosmetic, restorative, general to sedation dentistry - Pickup Bagshaw Dental provides every service to suit your dental needs.


Our practice sees emergency patients if possible. Our caring ADA certified staff are dedicated to getting our patients out of pain ASAP!

Meet your doctors

We specialise in family and children’s dentistry and orthodontics.

Join our family here at Pickup Bagshaw Dental! Come meet our fantastic staff and sophisticated dentists and see why patients are raving about their experience. We welcome all new and current patients to explore the treatments and procedures that we offer.

Photo of Dr John Pickup

Dr John Pickup

B.D.S., F.I.C.O.I., F.A.S.O.
Photo of Dr Tony Bagshaw

Dr Tony Bagshaw


Dr Lisa


Dr John Rebenque


Tara Brooks



Monday 8:15am – 5:00pm

Tuesday 8:15am – 5:00pm

Wednesday 8:15am – 5:00pm

Thursday 8:15am – 5:00pm

Friday 8:15am – 5:00pm