Foundation Dental Services have dental specialists based both in Brisbane and the Sunshine Coast trained and experienced in performing minor oral surgery. With a strong focus on patient comfort, we take extra steps to reduce anxiety, explaining the procedure carefully and answering all your questions before proceeding with treatment. At every opportunity we will use a conservative approach to ensure rapid healing and minimal post-operative discomfort.
Our streamlined, specially-designed dental surgical suites provide optimal infection control in a comfortable environment. We believe in working closely with your general dentist in a team approach to treatment.
Although some patients are referred to our care by family and friends, most are referred by their general dentist team, medical practitioners or allied health professionals.
The scope of the minor surgical procedures we offer include:
Soft Tissue Grafts: To address gum recession or help with implant cleaning.
Crown Lengthening: To help the dentist restore fractured teeth.
Gingival Contouring: For aesthetics, or before placement of a new bridge or denture.
Ridge Augmentation or Flabby Ridge Reduction: Prior to new bridge placement or denture construction.
Guided Tissue or Guided Bone Regeneration.
Pericision: after orthodontics
Frenectomies : Labial or lingual.
Minor Flap Procedures: To investigate isolated concerns.
External Root Resorption: For assessment and treatment.
Root Resection: To prolong the life of a compromised root filled tooth.
If you or your dentist believe you require minor oral surgery, then we encourage you to book an appointment or send through your referral documentation so we can assess and discuss your needs. Brisbane Suburbs (07) 3878 2519 or Sunshine Coast (07) 5444 2800
Will the treatment be uncomfortable?
At FDS we place a strong focus on making oral surgery as comfortable as possible. Your clinician will have a range of analgesics and anaesthetics available to make sure any discomfort is kept to an absolute minimum. The area to be treated will normally be made numb and following most procedures only a mild analgesic (head-ache) tablet is required to manage any discomfort. Your FDS specialist will explain your specific treatment needs and any after-care recommendations prior to any surgery being performed.
Will I get anything back from my health fund?
Rebates from the funds vary depending upon the fund you have chosen and your level of ancillary cover. It is best to approach your fund directly and ask what support they offer to treat periodontal issues.
Foundation Dental Services is proudly independent and does not have any third party agreements with any particular health fund. We will work with your fund to the best of our abilities to deliver optimal care.
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Our experience places us well up among the leading specialist groups in South-East Queensland, yet we also strive to maintain that ‘personal touch’ by being independent family owned & operated.
If you are already aware of the surgery you need, you can book a consultation directly with Foundation Dental Services. However, usually, your general dentist will raise a referral requesting the procedure and provide us with the clincal background to the problem.
Before any surgery is performed we will assess your general oral health and discuss the various treatment options available to you. We will not proceed with any treatment until you understand and are comfortable with both the plan and desired outcome.
What happens at my consultation?
Your Periodontist or Oral Medicine specialist will start by checking your medical history and completing a general dental examination to confirm that the proposed surgery is suitable. A treatment plan will then be formulated and a written quote and schedule prepared for you. Your specialist will discuss all the clinical findings and recommendations with you to ensure you understand and are comfortable with the plan.
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We work in close consultation with our referring general dentists & allied health practitioners to achieve the best possible treatment outcomes - with a healthy, stable mouth the ultimate goal.
Having had two implants done by Dr John Carrigy 12 years ago and absolutely no issues with them since, I didn’t hesitate to request a referral to Foundation Dental and Dr Carrigy when I needed another implant recently. Once again, I was most impressed with the preparation and care taken to ensure a sterile environment for the procedure, which was very reassuring. Furthermore, John explains what he is doing and why throughout. He takes the trouble to understand his patient and fully answer any questions or concerns. There was minimal pain or discomfort in the days after the procedure, and two weeks later everything has healed perfectly. I would recommend John Carrigy to anyone considering an implant. It beats all other options and the professionalism shown by Dr Carrigy is outstanding.
09:08 22 Dec 14
Fantastic team and definitely NOT your average dentist! It was a JOY to visit them.
08:29 13 Aug 13
Great experience. Cant recommend highly enough!
03:10 21 Jul 19
Last time I had periodontal treatment I had to do two treatments with a huge general anaesthetic needle in my gums where each time I was in agony for days after.This time with Dr Carrigy I had one session where I had numbing gel applied to my gums and was out eating lunch with my friends an hour after treatment.Total cost this time was less than a third of the last treatment's cost and my out of pocket cost was only a few hundred dollars compared to thousands last time because I didn't blow all of my major dental health fund's cover like last time.I was really dreading going through perio treatment again but seeing someone who uses modern techniques with modern equipment is nowhere near as awful as my experience last time.
09:31 25 Jun 16
Dr Carrigy was very professional & pleasant when explaining the procedure which made me comfortable in proceeding with such a major procedure. In short,not as painful in more ways than one would normally expect!
00:08 14 Aug 15
Was made to feel calm and safe throughout the procedure excellent service