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Gum Disease Treatment at Artarmon Dentists

Illustration of the stages of gum diseaseHave you ever had bleeding gums? Gum disease is a surprisingly common oral health concern. About 80% of people will experience gum problems during their life. When the infection spreads from the surface of your tooth to the gumline and below, you can end up with damaged gums, tooth loss or may even have health problems. Maintaining healthy gums, then, must be a high priority.

Most people think that it’s normal to have your gums bleeds sometimes. They should never bleed from brushing or flossing. If your gums are inflamed or bleed, please book a consultation straightaway.

How Gum Disease Occurs

Gum disease begins with plaque, which is a layer of buildup that grows over gums and teeth. Your body recognises this substance as dangerous and attempts to fight it off with inflammation. Eventually, the inflammation will damage your gums and bone, resulting in a loss of your teeth. Recent studies show that this infection can contribute to heart conditions and other serious health issues elsewhere in the body.

The Two Stages of Gum Disease

There are two phases in gum disease. The first is called gingivitis. It is one of the most common dental diseases in the world. It occurs when bacteria aren’t removed from teeth that irritate your gums. As a result, bleeding, tenderness and pain can occur, particularly when you brush or floss. Fortunately, you can reverse gingivitis with proper brushing and flossing. Our dentists will show you exactly what to do to clean your teeth.

The second stage is periodontitis. The structures around the teeth are destroyed as your body tries to fight off bacteria in the gums and teeth. Our dentists are well-versed in providing full cleanings to remove the cause of your periodontitis. We’ll also assist you in managing your condition so that your gums and bone can heal.

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the symptoms of gum disease?

Plaque causes gum disease and tooth decay. It doesn’t, however, cause pain, so that means you may not be aware that you have gum disease. You must have regular checkups to identify any early signs of gum disease. Some of the symptoms you may experience include

  • Bleeding gums
  • Redness along the gumline
  • Increasing spaces between teeth and gums
  • Receding gums
  • Pus between teeth
  • Cold sores or mouth sores
  • Persistent bad breath
  • Teeth that shift when biting

How do you treat gum disease?

A thorough cleaning will remove the plaque that causes the irritation in your gums. We’ll also teach you the proper techniques to make sure it doesn’t return.

How long does treatment take?

Your treatment will vary depending on how severe your gum disease is and how far it’s progressed. One of our core beliefs is that we value your time and want your dental care to be convenient. We’ll be as flexible as possible in booking a treatment that works for you.

Make Your Booking

Contact Artarmon Dentists today for gum disease treatment Artarmon! We’re open late and have Saturday appointments.

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Gum Disease Treatment Artarmon, Willoughby, Chatswood, Lane Cove, St Leonards NSW  | (02) 9412 4232