The Dental Hub

Periodontist Brisbane North, QLD

The Dental Hub’s Resident Periodontal Team is “Foundational Dental Services”

What is Foundation Dental Services?

Foundation Dental Services is an independent dental team, lead by Dr John Carrigy (registered dental specialist), providing contemporary treatment and support services within the fields of Periodontics, Dental Implants, Oral Medicine and Minor Oral Surgery.

Our Vision

To be recognised as a centre of excellence, providing unparalleled first-class care within the fields of Periodontics, Dental Implants, Oral Medicine and Minor Oral Surgery.
FDS believes that a ‘ team’ always outperforms an individual – so your general dentist, hygienist and wider health team are seen as critical to achieving optimal oral health. It is an unspoken compliment to FDS that the vast majority of patient referrals come from other health practitioners.

Periodontal Team

We believe in a team based approach to patient care

We keep the general dentist informed on progress

We provide regular reports and updates

We would be honoured to be part of your team as we believe the general dental practitioner holds the key role as the “central manager” for optimal patient care.

What is “Periodontitis” or “Periodontal disease” ?


In the following paragraphs the basic processes and possible treatment options for regaining optimal gum health will be provided. More detailed information will be provided during treatment by your clinician.

Periodontitis, Pyorrhoea (pronounced pie-re-ahh), Periodontal Disease or Gum Disease all refer to the same ailment. A gum infection caused by various bacteria found in your dental plaque. Periodontitis refers to “a deep bacterial infection of the gums”. This infection may lead to the progressive loss of attachment and support from the teeth. Without treatment this
eventually can lead to a person becoming “long in the tooth” and – if left untreated – can eventually cause the teeth to loosen, drift and fall out.