Gum Disease Treatment Mandurah
At Platinum Smile Dental, our comprehensive dental services address various dental problems including gum disease. We are advocates of preventive dentistry, and we encourage the Mandurah community to take advantage of these services in order to avoid dental issues like gum disease.
If you are experiencing pain in your gums, you might have gum disease. Call us today to know how we can help!
Gum Disease – Definition and Cause
Healthy gums are firm and pink in color. Gum disease starts when one does not have good oral hygiene habits.
Plaque builds and attacks your teeth and gums. Plaque is a soft, sticky film that contains bacteria such as streptococcus mutans. These are relatively easy to remove through proper brushing, flossing, and good oral hygiene habits. Left unattended, plaque hardens into tartar or calculus. Only your dentist Mandurah can remove tartar through deep cleaning.
The tartar irritates and inflames the gums, this is called gum disease. This causes the gums to recede. In time this recession of the gums can be so worse that the tips will show the jaw bone. Consequently, this causes the teeth to become loose.
There are three stages of gum disease — are gingivitis, periodontitis and advanced periodontitis. Gum disease is one of the leading causes of tooth loss among adults.
What are the signs of gum disease?
Easily bleeds when brushing or flossing
Swollen gums (red in color and tender when felt)
Bad breath or persistent bad taste in the mouth
The Three Stages of Gum Disease
Dental Problems Associated with Gum Disease
Gum Disease Treatment in Mandurah
During your regular dental check up and clean, our dentists perform a comprehensive ‘scale and polish’ to clean and remove the tartar build-up. If you maintain regular professional cleans, you can prevent gum disease from occurring. During the visit, our dentists will review your current brushing and flossing technique and provide you with advice.
If you already have gum disease, we provide comprehensive gum disease treatment that includes professional deep cleaning. Our dental hygienists Mandurah use specialised instruments to reach those inaccessible areas of your mouth.
The tartar is removed by scaling, and your teeth are smoothed out to make it harder for the tartar to attach. Once the tartar is removed and you maintain good oral hygiene and proper diet, the recession will halt and your gums will slowly grow back.
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Frequently Asked Questions
What is gum disease?
Can gum disease be treated?
Gum disease has three stages – gingivitis, Periodontitis, and advanced Periodontitis. Gingivitis can easily treated as the damages are still reversible. The longer you delay the treatment, the lower your chance of treatment. For advanced Periodontitis when teeth are already loose and even fall out, your dentist Mandurah may resort to dental implants.
How can I avoid gum disease?
Prevention is better than cure, and this definitely applies to gum disease. Practice good oral habits and book your 6th-month dental check up and clean. We also offer quality approved preventive services to keep your teeth at their best.
What are the effects of gum disease to my oral health?
The same tartar that causes gum disease also causes other havocs in your oral health such
Tooth decay, Bad breath, Tooth sensitivity, and Loose teeth and dental equipment.
How much does your gum disease treatment cost?
All treatment carries risks. Individual consultation is required with one of our practitioners to ensure that the treatment is right for you. Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner. Contact us for more information. Rebates may vary depending on your individual health fund.