Gum Disease Treatment in Grange
Gum disease is a serious condition that results from poor oral health habits, certain diseases, tobacco use, or hormonal changes. Gum disease occurs when plaque hardens under the gumline creating tartar. Tartar is filled with bacteria that can eventually cause the gums to become inflamed, which if left untreated can lead to a serious condition, called periodontitis. Gum disease treatment at Grange Dental Care can stop or reverse the progression of gum disease.
What is Gingivitis?
Gingivitis is the most common form of gum disease. It occurs when the plaque and tartar at the gumline build-up, causing inflammation and irritation of the gums. Symptoms of gingivitis include bleeding gums after brushing and flossing, and bad breath.
What is Periodontitis?
Untreated gingivitis can lead to a more severe form of gum disease -periodontitis. This can lead to gum recession and pockets around the roots to be formed. This can lead to food trapped and may eventually lead to the loss of your tooth.
Additionally, chronic inflammation can compromise your immune system. Bacteria from the infected site can travel into your bloodstream and put you at a higher risk of developing coronary artery disease, respiratory problems, and even rheumatoid arthritis.
Gum Disease Treatments at Grange Dental Care
We can treat your gum disease in Grange using a few options.
Non-surgical scaling and root planing, or SRP, is conducted with a local anaesthetic and may take more than one visit to complete. Tartar is removed from the root and tooth surfaces using the scaling technique. Rough surfaces are then smoothed away on the tooth root with planing to eliminate areas where bacteria can hide.
If your gum disease in Grange is advanced, you may need more serious surgical interventions, including gum grafting.
For gum disease treatment, Grange Dental Care offers a personalised, comprehensive experience where you can feel comfortable and safe. Call us today on (07) 3186 6031 to book an exam.
Note: Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding, you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner.