Gum Disease Treatment

Trusted and Reliable Dentist for Gum Disease Treatment in Iluka

Periodontal disease, more commonly referred to as gum disease, is a progressive infection of the gums.
Gingivitis is an early stage of gum disease. It is a gum inflammation typically brought on by a bacterial infection. If left untreated, gingivitis can develop into a more severe condition called periodontitis. Periodontitis is a more severe form of gum disease in which the inner layer of the gums pulls away from the teeth, creating pockets. The loss of tooth-supporting bone defines it.
Most people have some gingivitis, but the good news is that gingivitis may be treated. At Smiles in Currambine, we provide periodontal treatments in-house, like deep cleanings, to assist you in controlling gum disease before it advances to the point of no return.
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The Incredible Advantages of Gum Disease Treatment

Gum disease can be controlled by practising good dental hygiene and receiving periodontal therapy. They have several advantages, including:
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Why Choose Smiles in Currambine for Gum Disease Treatment in Iluka

It is widely recognized that gum disease is the leading cause of adult tooth loss. Without treatment, gum disease can cause tooth loss and other health complications. If you feel you may have gum disease, you must seek treatment immediately.
At Smiles in Currambine, our dentists will carefully remove hardened plaque and tartar build-up from the surface of your teeth and just below the gum line, ensuring that infection is prevented. If you are getting gum infection symptoms and are not seeing improvement after brushing and flossing, contact us immediately!
We do not want you to lose any more teeth than needed; that’s why Smiles in Currambine has a quick and efficient solution for you! We provide gentle procedures that help minimize discomfort or suffering to restore your smile to its former brilliance! Come and see us now to learn more about how we may assist you in treating your gums without causing more significant damage.
For gum disease treatment in Iluka, Western Australia, call at +61 8 9305 4888!

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Do you have any inquiries about our dental services? We’re here to assist you! Check out the answers to some of our most frequently asked questions, or read on for more details.
Poor dental hygiene routines are often the cause of gum disease. Gum disease develops when hardened plaque and tartar accumulate on the teeth’s surface and below the gumline. When brushing and flossing are ineffective at removing the softer build-up, it calcifies into place. Other causes of gingivitis include poor dental care, plaque accumulation, and smoking. In combination with poor oral hygiene, hormonal imbalances and excessive levels of stress are also associated with gum disease.

The first signs of gum disease are swollen or painful gums and bleeding when brushing or flossing. However, our patients have also experienced the emergence of several conditions, including:

  1. Gum lines that are receding.
  2. Dark red gums or purple-red patches around the gum line.
  3. Chronic bad breath (halitosis).
  4. Tooth movement or tooth loss.
  5. Soreness to pressure from biting or chewing.
  6. An unpleasant taste in the mouth is caused by pus oozing from the gums.
  7. Teeth that do not fit together correctly when biting (malocclusion).
  8. Sensitive teeth
Only the gums are affected by gingivitis. If the infection is not treated promptly, it might spread past the gum line and into your bones. Periodontitis is the name for when the problem worsens. Osteoporosis, arthritis, diabetes, pneumonia, stroke, heart disease, lung disease, and cancer are linked to gingivitis and periodontitis. The best course of action is to get a timely diagnosis and treatment.

Gum disease is more likely in the following people:

  • People who do not practice proper dental hygiene.
  • Smokers.
  • Those with crooked teeth, loose restorations, or fixed dental equipment that doesn’t fit properly.
  • Patients with diabetes, arthritis, heart diseases, and immune system disorders like HIV and AIDS.
  • Anyone who has had a close relative suffer from periodontal disease or tooth loss at a young age.
  • Those who avoid visiting the dentist.

With regular dental hygiene, the risk of gum disease can be reduced. A consistent oral hygiene program can prevent plaque build-up and gum disease. The following are the basic requirements for excellent oral hygiene:

  • Brush your teeth for at least two minutes twice a day or after each meal or snack.
  • Use a gentle toothbrush that you should change every three to four months.
  • Flossing should be done at least once a day.
  • To minimize plaque between your teeth, gargle with an antibacterial mouthwash.
  • Consume a healthy, well-balanced diet.
  • Please don’t smoke.
  • Make an appointment with your dentist for a professional cleaning every six months.

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Schedule Your Appointment With Us Today

Our dentists in Currambine make every effort to accommodate the scheduling needs of your family. From offering evening hours to weekend appointment times, we are sure to have something that works for your busy routine.

If you are in pain or have any other dental emergency, please call us right away so we can try to book you in as soon as possible.

Your Safety Is Our Top Priority!

We would like to take some time to let you know that we always follow strict universal infection control standards, and patient safety and the safety of our team is our priority.

The risk of exposure to the virus in our dental surgery is extremely low. We are an accredited dental practice and maintain the highest quality of care and standards at all times irrespective of any outbreaks such as Coronavirus.

We sterilise our instruments and disinfect all clinical and reception areas after each patient to prevent any risk of cross-contamination. Our staff are fully trained and certified to do this to the highest standards.

What Specifically Are We Doing at Our Practice to Protect Patients?

Our strict protocol includes our receptionists establishing in advance if patients:

  • Have any symptoms including fever/history of fever and shortness of breath or a cough or a sore throat.
  • They have travelled overseas or interstate in the last 2 weeks.
  • Been in close contact with anyone who has had confirmed Coronavirus (COVID-19) or who has been in a health facility treating them.
  • Visited any exposure sites or high risk area as per Healthy WA

We would like to ask patients who have travelled to high-risk zones and exposure sites within the last 2 weeks to postpone non-urgent general dental treatment, if in doubt please call us on 9305 4888.

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