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Gum Disease Treatment at
Randwick Dental Clinic

Having a healthy smile takes more than keeping your teeth free of cavities; it also depends on the integrity of your gum tissues and bone that supports your bite.

When a problem like gingivitis (bleeding, swollen gums) goes overlooked, it can quickly evolve into a more complex type of gum disease known as periodontitis.

What is Periodontal Disease?

Periodontal (or gum) disease is a condition that involves the detachment of tissues that hold teeth in place. As inflammation and infection of the gum tissues goes untreated, it evolves to the point that they pull away from the tooth, creating a deep “pocket” between the soft tissue and roots of the teeth. Bone loss is next, eventually leading to issues like: Illustration of the stages of gum disease

  • Tooth mobility and loss
  • Receding gumlines
  • Bad breath (halitosis)
  • Heavy tartar buildup
  • Sensitive or sore teeth
  • Open spaces between teeth
  • Possible tooth loss
  • Bleeding and swelling

Health Complications of Gum Disease

Left untreated, periodontitis allows infectious bacteria to spread from the mouth into the bloodstream, potentially lodging itself within the blood vessels and heart. Unmanaged gum disease is shown to significantly increase the risk of health problems including:

  • Diabetes
  • Stroke
  • Heart attack
  • Pneumonia
  • High blood pressure
  • Infertility (men and women)
  • Premature labour and low birth weight

Gum Disease Treatment

The first step to preventing periodontal disease is practicing good daily home care, including flossing. Scheduling a check and clean every six months allows us to screen for symptoms of gingivitis, which can be reversed. But active, advanced periodontitis requires more than a preventative scale and clean.

Depending on the severity of the gum infection, we may recommend a scaling and root planning along with antibiotics. Frequent maintenance cleanings are a vital part of preventing relapse.

Want to Learn More?

If you suspect that you have symptoms of gingivitis or gum disease, contact us straightaway to schedule a new patient exam.

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Gum Disease Treatment Randwick, Coogee Maroubra, Clovelly, Kensington NSW | (02) 9314 5226