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What You Should Do If You Have Gum Disease

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Gum Disease Treatment Cheltenham

Gum bleeding and poor breath are two clear signs that your gums are unhealthy. The importance of gum health has been overlooked in the past.

However, as the number of research linking gum health to overall health grows, more people are becoming aware of the necessity of maintaining healthy gums.

Gum disease is brought on by various circumstances, and the most prevalent is poor dental hygiene.

If you’re experiencing symptoms of gum disease, see us at Dentist On Warrigal Cheltenham for a thorough diagnosis and treatment plan.

Stages of Gum Disease

Gum disease is divided into two types:

#1. Gingivitis

Periodontal disease begins with this stage, which is the most benign. Due to plaque and tartar build-up, the gums become red, inflamed, glossy, and bleed readily.

Gingivitis can still be reversed because no deeper components of the teeth, gums, or bone have been injured during this stage.

#2. Periodontitis

If left untreated, gingivitis can progress to periodontitis, the most advanced and devastating stage of gum disease.

The covering of the tooth root and the bone and fibres that connect the tooth root to the bone have been impacted at this stage, rendering the disease irreversible.

If the gums that keep the tooth in place are not addressed, the teeth will become loose and may need to be removed.

Periodontitis symptoms can be eased and the disease prevented with proper dental care and skilled treatment.

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Gum Disease Warning Signs

Gum disease is not painful, but you can tell whether you have it if you see any or all of the following symptoms:

  • Gums bleed frequently and easily
  • Bad breath that persists
  • Mouth odour
  • Gums are red, swollen, and sensitive
  • Gum recession
  • White spots or plaque on your gums
  • Crooked teeth
  • Separating teeth
  • Changes in the fit of your teeth are evident

Treatment for Gum Disease

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To treat gingivitis or periodontitis, we may recommend the following procedures at Dentist On Warrigal Cheltenham:

Scaling and root planing (deep clean)

To eliminate plaque and tartar build-up above and below the gum line, the dentist will begin with scaling and root planning (deep cleaning).

Deep cleaning leaves the gums clean and plaque-free, allowing your gums to reattach to your teeth.

Local antibiotics

This may be necessary to eliminate dangerous germs from your gums. The antibiotic can be applied to the gums directly after the scale and clean procedure in powder form. For several weeks, the antibiotic will continue to eliminate the bacteria.

Gum surgery

If the gums are damaged or injured, the dentist may need to conduct gum surgery to cure the problem properly. The surgery involves removing the bad gum tissue and replacing it with healthy tissue.

Gum graft surgery

Another surgical option for advanced gum disease is this. Gum graft surgery involves the dentist replacing the damaged gums with new tissue or bone. Additionally, the surgery covers exposed tooth roots and prevents future gum recession, resulting in healthier teeth and gums.

Gum Disease Treatment in Cheltenham

We invite you to see us at Dentist On Warrigal Cheltenham if you are experiencing signs of gum disease. Gum disease is a significant dental issue that requires immediate attention.

If left untreated, the infection might spread to other parts of your body, causing a more severe illness than you anticipated.

Visit your Cheltenham dentist today!

For more info about gum disease treatments in Cheltenham, call us at (03) 9583 5506 or request an appointment online.

Visit us at Suite C, 151 Centre Dandenong Road, Cheltenham.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it necessary to make any additional preparations before treating gum disease?

Most procedures can be performed in the office by your Cheltenham dentist. The time it takes to complete the operations, your level of discomfort, and your recovery time differ from one patient to the next.

Other considerations include the procedure’s nature and scope and your overall health. Some treatments may require a local anaesthetic to numb the area.

Medication to help you relax may be prescribed if necessary.

Are gum diseases curable?

Gum disease is preventable and treatable. Modern periodontal therapies are mild, safe, and effective.