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Gum Disease

Caring for and treating the gums and other supportive structures

What is the Gum Disease ?

Gum Disease (Periodontics) is a specialist type of dentistry. It looks specifically at the gums and even the jawbone in relation to how these structures support the teeth.

One of the most common problems that periodontics deals with is gingivitis and gum disease, which occur in the gums, are quite common, but can be very damaging for your teeth if left untreated.
However, periodontics also deals with:
Placing dental implants
Scaling and tooth root cleaning (root debridement)
Gum lifts and other cosmetic gum surgeries
Bone and gum grafting
Crown lengthening
Periodontal surgery
As our gums help to nurture and support our teeth, they’re very important for our overall dental health. So when you look after your gums, you’re really looking after your teeth and helping to maintain a bright, healthy smile.

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What are the advantages of receiving periodontics?

Periodontal treatment is a must for anyone with issues with their gums. Here are the key benefits.
Avoid further issues: Periodontal treatment such as cleaning and scaling can help to keep gingivitis at bay, which can prevent the condition from worsening into periodontitis (which is a lifetime condition once you have it).
Protect your teeth by caring for your gums: Healthy gums support healthy teeth, meaning that caring for this support system is a great way to keep your teeth in good shape.
Treat periodontitis: Periodontitis can be a serious condition that leads to the loss of teeth. With treatment, you can manage this condition and prevent losing teeth or damaging the bone.

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What to expect from your periodontal appointment

The exact details of your periodontal appointment will vary depending on whether you’re visiting for a check-up and clean or if you’re getting treatment.
Here’s what to expect from a standard check-up and clean with a Periodontist:
Brush and floss your teeth before you arrive
Your Periodontist will ask about any symptoms you’ve had, such as swollen, red, or bleeding gums
They will do an oral exam and check for plaque
If you already have gum pockets, they will take note of the size of these pockets
Your dental professional will take x-rays to check for bone health below the gums
Based on your oral health, your Periodontist will recommend a treatment plan, including changes you can make at home
If you suffer from gingivitis and want to reduce your infector, or you have periodontitis and you want to ensure you can manage your symptoms, you should consider speaking to a qualified Periodontist. By speaking to a periodontist early, you can significantly improve and manage your oral health.

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If you’re ready to take the next step towards a healthier, happier smile, book your appointment with us today.

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