If you have gum disease, also called periodontal disease, it means you have a series of infections in the tissues that support your teeth. When left untreated, gum disease can lead to tooth loss and even compromise your overall wellness.
We provide gum disease treatment in Booragoon, WA, but if you’re looking for ways to help prevent it, continue reading.
Signs of Gum Disease
In the early gingivitis stage, you may not notice symptoms right away, but when they do show up, you may experience:
- Bleeding gums, especially with brushing and flossing
- Gum redness and inflammation
- Gum pain, especially when eating, drinking, brushing, and flossing
- Gum recession, or an elongated tooth appearance
- Bad breath that does not go away
- Loose teeth
Because there may be few symptoms in the early days of gum disease, it is essential to visit your dentist regularly for dental check-ups and teeth cleans. In the gingivitis stage, your dentist can reverse the condition. When gingivitis graduates to gum disease, we concentrate on improving your oral health and treating the condition.
Preventing Gum Disease
The best ways to prevent gum disease include:
- Brushing and flossing regularly
- Visiting your dentist regularly for exams and cleans
- Quitting smoking and tobacco use
Your routine check-up allows your dentist to spot gingivitis before it becomes gum disease. With routine dental exams, it is also possible for your dentist to point out areas your toothbrush may be missing, which can help lower your risks.
Your routine teeth clean clears your mouth of the bacteria that may lead to dental health conditions.
Tobacco use has been shown to increase your risks for periodontal disease.
Gum Disease Treatment
Your dentist in Booragoon offers a variety of treatments, and the protocol depends on the extent of your disease.
Specialised deep cleaning to remove tartar and infected tissue at or below the gumline and topical antibiotics are common treatment options. In more substantial cases, your dentist may recommend periodontal surgery and tissue grafting.
For Periodontal Treatment in Booragoon, We Welcome Your Call
We gently and compassionately treat periodontal disease and want to help restore your oral health and wellness.