Periodontal Treatment in Booragoon, WA
Healthy gums are essential to optimum oral health, yet many people develop periodontal disease due to insufficient home or professional care. Medical conditions, genetics and certain medications also contribute to the development of gum disease.
Signs and Symptoms of Gum Disease
In early stages, gum disease may be asymptomatic, but as it progresses certain signs will indicate an infection, including:
- Discomfort when brushing and flossing
- Gum recession
- Bad breath (halitosis)
- Teeth mobility
If any of these signs arise, we welcome you to contact Garden City Implant & Dental to arrange an evaluation with our periodontal specialist.
Periodontal Evaluation and Treatment
Our specialist will provide a periodontal evaluation to determine if the presence of gum disease exists and possible treatment options. This includes measuring the presence of pocketing between teeth and gums.
Healthy gums are light pink in colour and cling tightly to the teeth. When bacteria develop between teeth and gums, pocketing occurs and gums become irritated and pull away from the teeth. This can lead to infection and bone degeneration, which ultimately leads to tooth loss.
Treatment for periodontal disease varies based on the severity of the condition but typically includes a specialised deep cleaning to remove tartar, bacteria and damaged tissue. This promotes healing and healthy gum tissue.
In some cases, periodontal surgery may be recommended to restore oral health or replace lost gum tissue with grafting.
Preventing Gum Disease
Gum disease is highly preventable with proper dedication to home care and professional dental cleans, including:
- Brushing twice daily for two minutes using proper technique
- Flossing thoroughly between teeth at least once daily
- Dental cleanings at recommended frequency
Changes in oral health or medications may impact oral health. Updating your Garden City Implant & Dental team of any changes will keep us informed and allow us to provide customised treatment plans to maintain healthy gums.
Health Consequences of Chronic Gum Disease
Research links inflammatory conditions, such as periodontal disease, to a host of systemic health issues such as:
- Heart disease
- Low birth weight
- Certain types of cancer
- Chronic respiratory illnesses
- Alzheimer’s disease
- Erectile dysfunction
Addressing periodontal disease improves overall health and vitality by eliminating harmful bacteria and promoting comfortable teeth and gums. Our team is dedicated to individualised treatment plans designed to meet your health needs and goals.
We Welcome New Patients to our Booragoon Dental Office
Even if it has been a while since your last dental visit, you can count on our friendly and professional clinical team to help you regain good oral health and a beautiful smile. We welcome you to contact us to arrange a booking with us for your next dental exam.
Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding, you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner.