How is gum disease treated?

Long term care

Periodontal disease damages the support structures around the teeth and often leaves pockets around the necks of teeth. Careful daily hygiene & regular dental visits to clean your pockets are required to keep the bacteria from returning. After the initial dental appointments to remove the bacteria, you will be placed on a regular appointment schedule called “periodontal maintenance” to keep your pockets free of bacteria.

The early detection and prevention of gum disease is another reason to see your dentist regularly. If you feel you are experiencing any of these symptoms, please contact our team on (02) 9637 8877 or email us: taygrodoan@merrylandsdentalsurgery.com.au  to arrange a consultation.

Gum disease is treated by carefully removing the bacteria and substances that form in the pockets around the teeth. The removal of this material occurs on a microscopic level and requires great skill. Our dental team has had advanced training regarding how to effectively remove the offending bacteria.

This process of removing the bacteria often requires several visits to our practice. Once the bacteria have been removed, the pockets must be sterilised and maintained on a regular basis. Otherwise, the bacteria will return.

How is gum disease treated?

Some symptoms of gingivitis or periodontitis that you may experience include:

Gum disease is treated by carefully removing the bacteria and substances that form in the pockets around the teeth. The removal of this material occurs on a microscopic level and requires great skill. Our dental team has had advanced training regarding how to effectively remove the offending bacteria.

This process of removing the bacteria often requires several visits to our practice. Once the bacteria have been removed, the pockets must be sterilised and maintained on a regular basis. Otherwise,
the bacteria will return.

How to recognise gum disease?

Periodontal disease (gum disease) is a chronic bacterial infection of the gums and bone supporting the teeth.

It is a major cause of tooth loss in adults. However, because gum disease is usually painless, you may not even know you have it. Gum disease is caused by plaque bacteria which form a sticky film on the tooth surface.

These plaque bacteria release toxins that can damage the gums. As the amount of plaque increases the saliva in your mouth can begin to mineralise the plaque to form tartar (calculus). These hard deposits on the roots of the teeth only serve to promote more plaque formation and further damage to the gums.

m Swollen, red or puffy gums
m Bleeding when brushing or flossing
m Bad breath or a sour taste in the mouth
m A noticeable elongation of the teeth or recession of the gums

Some symptoms of gingivitis or periodontitis that you may experience include:

m Swollen, red or puffy gums
m Bleeding when brushing or flossing
m Bad breath or a sour taste in the mouth
m A noticeable elongation of the teeth or recession of the gums

How is gum disease treated?

Gum disease is treated by carefully removing the bacteria and substances that form in the pockets around the teeth. The removal of this material occurs on a microscopic level and requires great skill. Our dental team has had advanced training regarding how to effectively remove the offending bacteria.

This process of removing the bacteria often requires several visits to our practice. Once the bacteria have been removed, the pockets must be sterilised and maintained on a regular basis. Otherwise, the bacteria will return.

Long term care

Periodontal disease damages the support structures around the teeth and often leaves pockets around the necks of teeth. Careful daily hygiene & regular dental visits to clean your pockets are required to keep the bacteria from returning. After the initial dental appointments to remove the bacteria, you will be placed on a regular appointment schedule called “periodontal maintenance” to keep your pockets free of bacteria.

The early detection and prevention of gum disease is another reason to see your dentist regularly. If you feel you are experiencing any of these symptoms, please call us on (02) 9637 8877 or email us: taygrodoan@merrylandsdentalsurgery.com.au to contact our team to arrange a consultation.

Some symptoms of gingivitis or periodontitis that you may
experience include:

How to recognise gum disease?

m Swollen, red or puffy gums
m Bleeding when brushing or flossing
m Bad breath or a sour taste in the mouth
m A noticeable elongation of the teeth or recession of the gums

These plaque bacteria release toxins that can damage the gums. As the amount of plaque increases the saliva in your mouth can begin to mineralise the plaque to form tartar (calculus). These hard deposits on the roots of the teeth only serve to promote more plaque formation and further damage to the gums.

How to recognise gum disease?

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Periodontal disease (gum disease) is a chronic bacterial infection of the gums and bone supporting the teeth.

It is a major cause of tooth loss in adults. However, because gum disease is usually painless, you may not even know you have it. Gum disease is caused by plaque bacteria which form a sticky film on the tooth surface.

These plaque bacteria release toxins that can damage the gums. As the amount of plaque increases the saliva in your mouth can begin to mineralise the plaque to form tartar (calculus). These hard deposits on the roots of the teeth only serve to promote more plaque formation and further damage to the gums.

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Periodontal disease (gum disease) is a chronic bacterial infection of the gums and
bone supporting the teeth.

It is a major cause of tooth loss in adults. However, because gum disease is usually painless, you may not even know you have it. Gum disease is caused by plaque bacteria which form a sticky film
on the tooth surface.

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Periodontal disease damages the support structures around the teeth and often leaves pockets around the necks of teeth. Careful daily hygiene & regular dental visits to clean your pockets are required to keep the bacteria from returning. After the initial dental appointments to remove the bacteria, you will be placed on a regular appointment schedule called “periodontal maintenance” to keep your pockets free of bacteria.

The early detection and prevention of gum disease is another reason to see your dentist regularly. If you feel you are experiencing any of these symptoms, please call us on (02) 9637 8877 or email us: taygrodoan@merrylandsdentalsurgery.com.au to contact our team to arrange a consultation.