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Gum Disease Treatment

Brushing, flossing and having regular dental checkups are all part of having healthy teeth and gums. Even those who follow strict hygiene habits, however, can have a buildup of calculus on the teeth. This layer can only be removed by a dental professional. When it builds up in between your checkups, however, it can result in gum disease.

The Signs of Gum Disease

The first stage of gum disease is referred to as gingivitis. During this time, it is still reversible with the proper care. For example, you may benefit from frequent deep cleanings at Wantirna Mall Dental Surgery. As the calculus builds up, the gums can become inflamed and irritated, leading to periodontal disease.

Illustration of the stages of gum diseaseAt your checkups, we’ll monitor you for any early symptoms of gum disease and take action straightaway if we identify a potential issue. The signs of gum disease include:

  • Sensitive gums
  • Bleeding gums
  • Bad breath
  • Gum tissues that recede
  • Loose or mobile teeth
  • Darkened gum colour

The Importance of Early Treatment

We examine you for signs of gum disease as it is treatable when you catch it early. If left as is, the resulting infection can affect your immune system. Some studies even show a link to other health issues like diabetes, stroke and fertility concerns. Gum disease can dissolve the supporting bones of the teeth, causing tooth loss and usually affecting neighbouring teeth, too.

What to Expect

After a consult, our dentists will be able to identify the best way to proceed in treating your particular case. Everyone is different, and you may require a series of deep cleanings and more frequent checkups.  If you’ve lost teeth from gum disease, we can fit you with dentures or discuss dental implants with you.

Get started on improving your oral health. Contact our team today! We have convenient Saturday appointments available.

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Gum Disease Treatment Wantirna, Bayswater, Boronia, Vermont VIC | (03) 9720 2215