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Gum Disease Treatment Brisbane & Underwood

Gum disease occurs when plaque and tartar build up in pockets between the teeth and gums. The first stage is gingivitis (inflammation of the gums). If left untreated, this can become full-blown periodontal disease. Dentist at Underwood specialise in gum disease treatment in Brisbane.

Gum disease is a leading cause of tooth loss among adults – the resulting infection can destroy ligaments and bone that support teeth.

Infection can also spread to other parts of the body, including vital organs. Another way that gum disease can jeopardise your overall health is by increasing the risk and severity of medical conditions such as diabetes, heart disease and pneumonia.

Symptoms of Gum Disease

One reason that regular dental check-ups are crucial is that you may not realise you have gum disease during the early stages.

When the condition does become apparent, symptoms may include:

  • Bleeding gums
  • Receding gums
  • Tooth sensitivity
  • Loose teeth
  • Constant bad breath
  • Mouth sores
  • A change in your bite

Gum Disease Treatment in Brisbane & Underwood

Our Underwood & Brisbane Gum disease treatment – periodontal therapy – typically entails a series of deep cleanings to remove the bacteria around the roots of teeth that are causing gum and bone infection. When plaque has hardened into tartar (dental calculus), it can only be removed by a dental professional.

Special dental instruments and numbing medication are used to make the procedure as comfortable as possible. Supported by a robust oral hygiene routine, these professional cleanings help prevent tooth and jaw bone loss.

Your dentist will constantly monitor the condition of your gums, measuring the depth of periodontal pockets and looking for any signs of gum recession.

After Gum Disease Treatment

You can help to keep your gums and teeth healthy after gum disease treatment by:

  • Brushing at least twice a day with a fluoridated toothpaste
  • Replacing the toothbrush or toothbrush head as soon as the bristles become worn
  • Flossing daily to clean between your teeth
  • Using an anti-microbial mouthwash
  • Plus any other dental aids your dentist recommends

Contact us if you suspect you may have gum disease – early diagnosis and treatment is vital to increase the likelihood of a successful outcome without invasive surgical procedures.

Any invasive or surgical procedure has risks. Before proceeding, you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner. Individual results can vary.

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