About Gum Disease Treatment
Discover the Key to a Stunning Smile with Gum Disease Treatment
Gum disease, or periodontal disease, is a bacterial infection that can cause severe damage to the gums and bones supporting teeth. Over time, the bone and gum tissue can become damaged, and natural teeth may become loose. If not managed, gum disease can lead to serious dental issues like severe pain and discomfort, bad breath, difficulty chewing, gum recession, and tooth loss.
Periodontal disease can damage your mouth and cause swelling, redness, and bleeding in the gums. It is a serious and potentially destructive dental condition that can also have adverse health effects. Periodontal disease has been linked to severe health issues, such as heart disease, stroke, diabetes, and respiratory problems.
Karrinyup Dental Centre offers comprehensive gum disease treatment to help you regain your dental health. Our experienced team of professional dentists is highly experienced and uses the latest technology in gum disease treatment in Karrinyup, along with other dental services, to help you achieve a healthier smile. Please book an appointment today so our friendly team of dentists can help you achieve a beautiful, long-lasting smile in a welcoming environment.
Restoring Oral Wellness: Gum Disease Treatment for Dental Problems
Invest in Your Smile:
Identifying Candidates for Gum Disease Treatment
Individuals with Poor Oral Hygiene
Smokers or Tobacco Users
People with Bleeding or Swollen Gums
Family History of Gum Disease
Why Choose Karrinyup Dental Centre?
Personalised Treatment Plans
Years of Knowledge, Skills, and Experience
To provide accessible dental care, we welcome payment from patients using health funds, Fund My Dental, SuperCare, the Child Dental Benefits Schedule, the DVA Card, and the Metropolitan Patients Dental Subsidy Scheme to provide accessible dental care.
We accept a wide range of payment methods to make our high-quality dental care available for all budgets and needs.
Frequently Asked Questions
About Gum Disease Treatment
- Brush your teeth twice a day with fluoride toothpaste.
- Floss between your teeth at least once a day.
- Use an antimicrobial mouthwash at least once a day.
- Eat a balanced diet and avoid sugary snacks.
- Visit your dentist for regular check-ups and professional cleanings.
- Quit smoking or other tobacco use.
- Limit how much coffee and tea you drink.
- Wear custom mouthguards if you grind your teeth.
Gum disease treatment duration can vary depending on several factors, including the severity of the disease, the type of treatment used, and the dental patient’s overall oral health. The gum disease treatment process can take anywhere from a few weeks to several months.
- Scaling and root planing:
This non-surgical treatment involves clearing plaque and tartar from the teeth and smoothing the tooth roots to prevent further buildup. The duration of this treatment can vary depending on the severity of the gum disease, but it usually takes one or two dental appointments lasting 45-60 minutes each.
In some cases, antibiotics may be prescribed to help control the infection and reduce inflammation. The duration of antibiotic treatment varies depending on the type of antibiotic prescribed, but it usually lasts 7-14 days.
If gum disease is in its advanced stage, oral surgery may be necessary to remove the infected tissue and restore the gum and bone tissue. The surgery duration depends on the surgery’s extent and the number of teeth involved, but this invasive procedure can take anywhere from 30 minutes to several hours.
- Brush your teeth at least twice a day and floss daily.
- Avoid sugary and acidic foods and drinks.
- Quit smoking and avoid other forms of tobacco.
- Eat a balanced diet with plenty of fruits and vegetables.
- Keep regular appointments with your dentist for check-ups and cleanings.
- Use a mouthwash to help kill harmful bacteria.
- Red, swollen, and tender gums
- Gums that bleed easily
- Bad breath (halitosis)
- Receding gums
- Severe tooth pain
- A change in the way your teeth fit together when you bite
- Loose or separated teeth
- Brush twice a day:
Brushing twice a day with fluoride toothpaste is essential for removing plaque and bacteria from the surfaces of your teeth, helping to prevent the recurrence of gum disease.
- Floss daily:
Flossing helps eliminate food particles and plaque between the teeth and below the gum line to help prevent gum disease from recurring.
- Use an antibacterial mouthwash:
An antibacterial mouthwash can help reduce the bacteria that cause gum disease.
- Visit the dentist regularly:
Regular check-ups and professional cleanings with your dentist can help to detect any signs of and prevent recurrence of gum disease.
- Avoid sugary foods:
Eating sugary and starchy foods can increase the risk of gum disease, as they provide food for bacteria. Staying away from them is highly recommended.
- Quit smoking:
Smoking can weaken the body’s natural defences against gum disease, making it more likely to recur.
Gum disease treatment can vary in cost depending on the severity of the disease and what type of treatment is necessary. For example, a scale and clean can range from $230 to $330, while a deep cleaning can start at $125 per tooth. Please visit Karrinyup Dental Centre so we can give you a more accurate dental treatment estimate.