Are you concerned about your gum health? If you are experiencing signs of inflammation and bleeding along your gums, along with increased sensitivity and discomfort, it could be a sign of gum disease.
Our experienced dentists will craft a gum treatment plan tailored to your unique needs. We use a combination of the latest dental technologies, pain-free anaesthetic techniques and premium facilities to ensure your visits to our dentist are stress-free. With our range of gum treatment solutions, you can get effective treatment for gum disease and its painful symptoms.
What is Gum Disease?
Periodontal disease, or gum disease, is a dental condition caused by bacteria and plaque build-up on your teeth and along the gum lines. This bacteria can enter the pockets under the gums, leading to inflammation and infection of the gum tissue surrounding your teeth.
Gum disease is of two types: gingivitis and periodontitis. Gingivitis is the early stage of gum disease, affecting the surface layers of your gum. Left untreated, gingivitis can progress to periodontitis, a more severe form of gum disease. At this stage, the infection can spread beyond the gum tissue to your jawbone. As the bone begins to deteriorate, your teeth may become loose and eventually fall out. If this infection moves through circulation, it may even put patients at higher risk of health complications such as stroke and heart disease.
Symptoms of gum disease include bleeding or swollen gums, receding gums, bad breath, loose teeth or a foul taste in your mouth. If you experience any of these, we recommend visiting our clinic for a consultation ASAP so that we can help you with quality gum treatment in Hawthorn.
What is Gum Treatment?
The good news is that gum disease is treatable, and reversible in early stages. We offer a range of treatment options for gum disease, from non-surgical options that control the growth of bacteria to surgical procedures used to restore the soft tissues supporting your teeth. The best-suited treatment option will be determined based on your unique case needs.
How Does Gum Treatment Work?
The first step includes a consult with one of our dentists, who will carry out a thorough examination to ensure your oral hygiene is in good shape. Next, our dentist will work with you to determine the most suitable treatment option and craft a personalised treatment plan for you. Some of the common gum disease treatments are:
Professional Dental Cleaning
If you’ve just been diagnosed with gum disease, our dentist will carry out a thorough cleaning procedure to remove plaque and tartar along your gum line.
Scaling and Root Planing
This non-surgical treatment is carried out under local anaesthesia and involves two parts. First, scaling is done to remove plaque and calculus from the surfaces of your teeth and tooth roots. This can be done using ultrasonic devices or manually. Then comes the root planing stage, where our dentist will perform a deeper clean that reaches all the way down to the root of your tooth.
In severe cases of gum disease, a more comprehensive treatment like gum surgery might be required. If unsalvageable, your damaged tooth may also need to be removed to keep your smile healthy.
How Can I Prevent Gum Disease?
Gum disease is not too hard to avoid if you take the necessary preventative measures. Here are some simple yet effective tips to keep your gums healthy.
- Make sure you brush your teeth twice daily and floss daily, leaving no room for bacteria growth.
- Visit your dentist at least every 6 months.
- Choose a healthy, balanced diet.
- Avoid smoking and excessive alcohol consumption.
Depending on your unique case needs and oral health, we may recommend other dental solutions such as:
A small section of bone from another area of your body is grafted to your jawbone during a bone graft. This surgical procedure is done when your bone has significantly deteriorated, and to provide stability for your teeth.
Soft Tissue Grafts
If your gums are receding, a soft tissue graft will be done to strengthen the gums. This procedure involves transplanting healthy gum tissue (mostly from the roof of your mouth) to the affected areas.
Do you have a gummy smile that you hide? A gum contouring procedure helps remove and reshape excess gum tissue over your teeth and even out the gum line. This cosmetic procedure helps expose more of the tooth, resulting in a more even smile. Carried out using the latest laser technology at With U Dental, gum contouring can be done without stitches, with faster healing and little to no bleeding or discomfort.
Why Choose With U Dental for Gum Treatment in Hawthorn?
At With U Dental, our team of dental professionals are committed to providing safe and effective gum treatment to all. With years of experience treating gum disease, our team can develop a treatment plan for you no matter what stage you have reached.
We use the latest technology and techniques to ensure you receive the best and most effective treatment with minimal discomfort. Moreover, we also offer flexible payment plans to make treatment affordable and accessible to all. Allowing you to get the dental care you need, when you need it most. After all, gum disease is not a condition to be taken lightly.
So, if you’re looking for a dental clinic in Hawthorn to provide you with the highest quality dental care and gum treatment, you can trust our team to deliver.