Protect Your Oral Health with Our Comprehensive Gum Disease Treatment
Gum disease is a common cause of adult tooth loss. Unmanaged, it can wreak havoc elsewhere in the body, too. Toxic bacteria in diseased gum tissue can be inhaled or ingested. Multiple medical journal articles have linked gum disease to other health problems like coronary disease, respiratory disease, and stroke.
Good oral hygiene is the key to beating gum disease. However, additional dental treatment may be necessary. A scale and clean is a periodontal procedure where the teeth and gums are cleaned with specialized dental instruments. You can also have scaling and root planning to address more severe gum disease.
Joondanna Family Dental offers comprehensive gum disease treatment, which includes scale and clean, scaling and root planing, and periodontal surgery. Contact our friendly team of dentists so we can address your concerns and get treatment underway.
Advantages to Treating Gum Disease
Relief of Symptoms: Periodontal disease can cause discomfort. Symptoms of infected gums include tenderness, soreness, and pain. Additionally, you may notice bleeding when brushing your teeth.
An advantage of having gum disease treatment is pain relief. A range of periodontic treatments is available at Joondanna Family Dental to relieve the pain and infection caused by gum disease. In the course of gum disease treatment, the symptoms of gum disease should disappear, making you feel better and not have to worry about pain.
Fresher Breath: Bad breath, also called halitosis, is an indicator of gum disease. The major causes of gum disease are plaque and tartar build-up beneath the gum line, which is caused by poor dental hygiene. Rotting food particles and bacteria collect in pockets at the base of the teeth, which causes an unpleasant odour.
The moment you suspect that you have periodontal disease, you should visit your dentist as soon as possible. You can reduce bad breath with gum disease treatment at Joondanna Family Dental. We will remove plaque and tartar above and below your gum lines for a cleaner, fresher breath.
Improve Gingival Health: You cannot have a great smile without healthy gums. A smile is incomplete without healthy gums because they complement the appearance of your teeth. In addition, plaque and tartar build-up above and below the gum line can cause serious dental problems like tooth loss.
Treatment for gum disease can help you maintain healthy gums so you can smile confidently. Gum regeneration is another advantage of this procedure, as it prevents gum recession and enables the gums to fit more closely around the teeth once again. Regular scaling and cleaning at Joondanna Family Dental can help maintain the health of your gums and prevent tooth loss so you can smile with confidence.
Lower Risks of Other Diseases: Treatment of gum disease also prevents more serious health problems in the future. The inflammation caused by gum disease can affect the entire body. According to research, periodontal disease is linked to other diseases like cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and pregnancy complications.
Maintaining good periodontal health can help reduce your chances of developing these other health conditions. At Joodnanna Family Dental, we provide treatments for gum disease. We offer antibiotic therapy, scaling and root planing, and periodontal surgery to reduce or eliminate the risks associated with gum disease.
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Joondanna Family Dental offers a comprehensive range of gum disease treatments. Treatments include scale and clean, antibiotic therapy, scaling and root planing, and periodontal surgery. If you need a dentist that provides gum disease treatment, we encourage you to contact us today. We would be happy to discuss our gum disease treatment options with you and help you choose the appropriate course of treatment for your individual needs.
At Joondanna Family Dental, we understand that dealing with gum disease can be a stressful experience. That’s why we offer various sedation and relaxation options to help put our patients at ease. Our friendly dental team will work with you to determine the suitable sedation option for your needs, ensuring that you remain safe and comfortable throughout your treatment.
FAQs about Gum Disease Treatment
When gums are healthy, they are pale pink, firm, and sit snugly around teeth. You may notice these symptoms if you have gum disease:
- Persistent bad breath or halitosis
- Puffy, tender, or swollen gums
- Dusky red, bright red, or purplish gums
- Gums that bleed easily, especially when brushing or flossing your teeth
- Loose teeth or loss of teeth
- Pus between the teeth and gums
- Tooth pain when chewing
- Teeth that appear longer than normal due to receding gums
- Changes in how your teeth fit together when you bite
- New spaces developing between your teeth
One of the most common causes of tooth loss in adults is gum disease. In addition to causing tooth loss, this infection of the soft tissue that supports your teeth can also spread to other areas of your body.
Remember, food and air enter the body through the mouth. It is possible to inhale or ingest harmful bacteria found in the diseased gum tissue. A number of medical journal articles have shown gum disease to be linked to coronary disease, rheumatoid arthritis, respiratory disease, strokes, and effectiveness in controlling blood sugar in diabetes.
Managing gum disease varies depending on the severity of the condition:
- Gingivitis, or mild gum disease, is characterised by inflammation. In most cases, it does not show any symptoms. People with gingivitis may not even realise they have it. It can be addressed by practising good oral hygiene and getting professional dental care, such as scaling and cleaning, at regular intervals.
- Gingivitis becomes periodontitis when it reaches its advanced stage. This condition is not reversible but can be managed with more intensive oral hygiene and professional treatments such as scaling and planing, antibiotic therapy, and periodontal surgery.
A good dental hygiene regimen is an effective way to prevent bad breath and gum disease. Flossing and brushing your teeth at least twice a day are both essential. By flossing before brushing, you can loosen trapped food particles that can cause bad breath. Flossing and brushing also inhibit the growth of gum disease-causing bacteria in plaque.
Additionally, regular dental visits are highly recommended. We recommend that you visit Joondanna Family Dental every six to 12 months for a professional cleaning. Individuals with an increased risk of gum disease may require professional cleaning more often.
Research has linked gum disease to many health conditions, including cardiovascular disease, rheumatoid arthritis, respiratory diseases, chronic kidney disease, and oral cancer. Nonetheless, it is important to note that while gum disease has been associated with these health issues, it hasn’t been proven to cause them.