Gum Disease Treatment

Gum disease is an inflammation of the gums that can affect the surrounding bone and teeth. When left untreated, it can cause the tooth to become loose and fall out. Here at Confident Smile, we provide the effective treatments to treat gum disease and infection. Our dentists at St Kilda are well experienced to determine the most suitable and best possible treatment method for your circumstances.

Stages of Gum Diseases:

There are two main stages of gum disease, namely gingivitis and periodontitis. Gingivitis is an early stage of gum disease and it affects only the gums surrounding the teeth. Periodontitis is an advanced gum disease that may occur if gingivitis is not treated. It spreads below the gums to damage the tissues and bone that support teeth.

Symptoms of Gingivitis:

  • Bleeding gums
  • Red Gums
  • Swollen Gums
  • Tender Gums

Symptoms of Periodontitis:

  • Bad breath
  • Pus coming out from gums
  • Loose teeth
  • Change in your bite
  • Receding gums
  • Gum Disease treatment

What Causes Gum Disease?

Gum Disease is caused due to a build-up of plaque on the teeth and gums. Other reasons include

  • Not brushing properly and cleaning your teeth
  • Smoking
  • Chewing tobacco
  • Family history of having gum disease
  • High-stress levels
  • Diseases like diabetes, cancer or AIDS
  • Low immune system resulting from low vitamin diet or high sugar diet

How to Treat Gum Disease?

There are professional dental treatments available for gum diseases. However, you can reduce the symptoms and severity of the disease by regular brushing and flossing. Maintaining a good oral hygiene can eliminate the infection and save your teeth. When the gum disease is found in the early stage, it can be treated with a professional clean. In case of periodontitis, the treatment involves a deep clean and several appointments with your dentists may be required.

Different Gum Disease Treatments:

Scaling and Root Planing Curettage Flap Surgery Bone Grafts Soft Tissue Grafts Guided Tissue Regeneration Bone (Osseous) Surgery Medications All procedures are carried out by our experienced periodontists in conjunction with restorative dentists to achieve aesthetic results. If you have any question pertaining to our gum disease treatments, feel free to call us.

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