Perfect Periodontal Care
Periodontal (gum) disease is a major cause of tooth loss in adults, and one of the most common dental problems in Australia. It’s been linked to heart disease, kidney disease, diabetes, Alzheimer’s and cancer, and can even lead to a decreased lifespan.
Our professional dentists are trained in providing quality mouth and gum care to Sydney’s surrounds and we are proud to care for the oral health of our community in every way we can. Call us today to see how we can help keep your gums healthy.
Periodontal Disease Risk Factors
Because gum disease is often painless, many people don’t know they have it until it’s caused irreversible damage. However, there are some signs you can watch for to catch gum disease in its early stages. Be on the lookout for:
- Gums that bleed easily
- Red, swollen, tender gums
- Gums that have pulled away from the teeth
- Persistent bad breath or a bad taste in your mouth
- Permanent teeth that are loose or separating
- Changes in the way your teeth fit together when you bite
It’s possible to have periodontal gum disease without having any warning signs. The only way to know for sure is to have your dentist perform a periodontal exam to check for gum disease.
Luckily, gum disease is very preventable with a good oral care routine. Remember to brush your teeth at least twice a day, floss daily at least, use mouthwash and limit eating sugary foods which promote plaque growth in your mouth.
Periodontal disease is treated with an intense, professional cleaning job. Your dentist will use specialised tools to clean the pockets around your teeth and gums to help prevent the damage from spreading to the bone. They may also prescribe topical or oral antiseptics to help eliminate the infection. If the infection is severe, a gingivectomy may be performed to cut away the diseased gum tissue.