Periodontal Treatment (Gum Disease)

Periodontal Treatment Sunnybank

It is crucial to catch and treat gum inflammation early to avoid gum disease.

At Sunnybank Plaza Dental, our experienced team of dentists can give a thorough assessment of your gums during a routine check-up. If there are any signs of gum disease, we will recommend an appropriate treatment for you.

What are the signs of gum disease?

Gum disease occurs in two stages. The first stage is gingivitis. This is a relatively mild issue but if left untreated, can lead to periodontitis which is a serious form of gum disease. Some early signs of gum disease that you can look out for at home are:

  • Bleeding gums when you brush, floss or eat hard food
  • Red, swollen or tender gums
  • The loosening of teeth
  • Persistent bad breath
  • A change in the bite or fit of your dentures
  • Mouth sores or pus between the teeth and gums

How do I prevent gum disease?

Gum disease is usually caused by a build-up of plaque. This can be very dangerous to your oral health and has been linked to chronic diseases such as diabetes and heart disease. Other than brushing and flossing your teeth twice a day, it is important to visit the dentist to receive a check-up every six-months. This allows us to detect any presence of gum disease.

 

If you are concerned about the health of your gums, book a consultation with one of our dentists at Sunnybank Plaza Dental. Whether you have mild gingivitis or periodontitis, we can discuss your options and develop a treatment plan to help you restore your oral health.