Periodontal Gum Treatment
Periodontal disease, commonly known as gum disease, is an infection of the tissues holding your teeth in place. It is extremely common and is caused due to inadequate oral hygiene that allows plaque to build upon the teeth and harden. Plaque is a sticky film of bacteria that can trigger gum disease if not removed. It is important to treat resolve this in time else it may lead to red, sore, bleeding gums and even tooth loss.
Our proficient team of dentists at Your Dental Place can provide fully integrated dental care within your budget. If you are looking for effective periodontal treatment in Glen Huntly, feel free to call us on 0435 841 555.
Types of Periodontal Diseases
There are two major types of periodontal diseases- Gingivitis and Periodontitis
Gingivitis – Gingivitis only affects the gums and is a milder and reversible form of periodontal disease. It makes the gums red, swollen, tender and easy to bleed. It does not cause any bone loss and is easily preventable with regular dental care like brushing, flossing and cleaning between your teeth.
Periodontitis – Periodontitis is a more serious gum infection that develops when gingivitis is not treated. There are several types of periodontitis, with the most common being chronic adult periodontitis. It deteriorates your dental health by impacting your gums, bones, and tissues which further leads to tooth loss. Periodontitis may even require surgery, bone grafts, gum grafts, prescriptions, or a locally-placed antibiotic to reverse the damage.
Signs of Periodontal Disease
While swollen or bleeding gums are the first sign of periodontal disease, there are a few additional signs to watch out for:
- Persistent bad breath or bad taste
- Permanent teeth that are loose or separating
- Heavy tartar build-up
- Highly Sensitive teeth
A regular dental check-up at our clinic will help you recognize and treat the above signs to stop this disease’s progression before it affects the bone surrounding your teeth.
Prevention of Periodontal Disease
The primary and most effective way of preventing gum disease is to adopt an excellent oral hygiene routine. While advanced gum disease may need complex dental interventions, gingivitis is reversible with daily brushing, flossing and professional dental care. We recommend that you see your dentist every six months and use products that suit you well for your daily oral care activities. Risk factors such as genetics, certain illnesses, or even certain medications can make it difficult to prevent periodontal disease, but making other lifestyle changes can help you significantly reduce your risk. Moreover, a well-balanced diet will make for a robust immune system ready to fight diseases!
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Our expert dentists will keep you informed about the best dental practices to prevent and recognize problems early on, helping you to have a beautiful and healthy smile for years to come. If you have any queries or would like to book an appointment for periodontal treatment in Glen Huntly, reach us on 0435 841 555.