COMPREHENSIVE GUM DISEASE TREATMENT
Tartar deposits that build up on the teeth harbor bacteria which produce gum disease. Inadequate oral hygiene is a major factor in gum disease.
Once a bacterial infection establishes itself, it attacks the gums, bone, and ligaments that support the teeth. Left untreated, gum disease leads to swollen and bleeding gums as well as gum recession, bad breath bone loss (periodontal disease,) and finally leads to tooth loss.
Regular dental visits are your best defense
Early detection and treatment of gum disease is the most effective way of alleviating the problem and preventing long term or extensive damage to the mouth. Regular dental checkups are vital in preventing gum disease.
Your daily oral hygiene is also key
Regular dental checkups and professional cleaning, combined with consistent daily hygiene, can effectively prevent and treat gum disease. Brushing twice and flossing at least once a day can help to combat the build-up of plaque and the gradual hardened tartar that accumulates around the teeth and gums.
We can treat Gum Disease
If we see signs of early gum disease we can turn it around by scaling and cleaning of the root surfaces to remove plaque and bacterial toxins within the deeper parts of the periodontal pockets. We first start with a thorough exam and map out the areas of gum disease. We share the plan and discuss the need for treatment and the costs involved. We put together an oral hygene plan to get you brushing and flossing correctly before we start so that you are set up to get the best possible results.
Treatment in some cases starts with an ultrasonic instrument to remove larger pieces of tartar and then follow up with hand instruments to remove the remaining tartar. By taking in your individual needs and adjusting our approach we can often make this a painless procedure.
Let us restore your dental health
Good oral health involves consistent home care combined with regular three to six monthly visits to clean out areas you can’t reach with your toothbrush and floss and get feedback about how well you’re brushing. Together we can help your teeth and gums stay healthy for a lifetime!
For more information or to make an appointment, please feel free to call us on +61 (3) 9645-7888