Gum Disease Treatment

Achieve Healthy Gums With Our Gum Disease Treatment in Kinross

Gum disease, or periodontal disease, is an infection that affects the gums and can cause severe toothaches or loss of teeth.
The early stages of gum disease are easily identifiable by the symptoms of gingivitis. Bacterial infections can cause this inflammation and, if not treated, will progress to a more severe level, such as tooth loss. It happens in the advanced stage of gum disease, in which the bone supporting the teeth has been lost.
Gum disease is a severe oral health issue that can lead to tooth loss and other significant problems. At Smiles in Currambine, we offer periodontal treatments to help you manage gum disease before it becomes too late.
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The Advantages of Treating Gum Disease

With proper oral hygiene and periodontal disease treatments, you can prevent the severe stage of gum disease and its adverse effects on your health.

 

They provide several benefits, including:

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Why Choose Smiles in Currambine for Gum Disease Treatment in Kinross

You may have heard that gum disease is the leading cause of tooth loss in adults. It can also cause severe health issues if left untreated. If you suspect that your gums may be infected, seek professional help immediately. At Smiles in Currambine, our dentist will gently remove the hard plaque buildup on top of your gum line so it no longer causes harm by preventing bacteria from entering your body.
The damage to your teeth can be repaired without any further work than necessary. Our treatments are gentle and painless, so you don’t have to worry about anything else! Visit us today for more information about how we might help you with those aching gums.
For gum disease treatment in Kinross, call (08) 9305 4888 right now!

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Do you have questions about our dental services? We compiled a list of answers to some of the frequently asked questions.
Improper dental hygiene is the leading cause of gum disease. Plaque and tartar buildup on your teeth can lead to advanced stages of gum disease, which will eventually require professional treatment if left untreated for too long. Some other causes are hormonal changes due to contraceptive pills and high-stress levels. Not being able to maintain good oral care habits like brushing regularly and smoking cigarettes can also cause plaque buildup.

Gum disease can be caused by several factors, including poor dental hygiene, plaque buildup, and tartar. However, a variety of other conditions have developed in our patients, including:

  • Receding gum lines
  • Gums that are dark crimson or have purple-red spots around the gum line
  • Halitosis (chronic halitosis)
  • Tooth mobility or loose teeth
  • Soreness to pressure from biting or chewing
  • An unpleasant taste in the mouth caused by pus oozing from the gums
  • Teeth that do not fit together correctly when biting (malocclusion)
  • Sensitive teeth

The gums are the foundation of your mouth, and if they become inflamed, they can have serious health consequences. Gingivitis and periodontitis will increase the risks of severe health conditions such as osteoporosis, arthritis, diabetes, heart disease, and cancer.

As early diagnosis is important in gum diseases, you should think about getting urgent professional help when these signs show up. Avoid missing out on any chance to protect yourself from future health risks.

Gum disease seems to be more common in the following people:

  • People who do not practise proper dental hygiene.
  • Smokers
  • Those with crooked teeth, loose restorations, or fixed dental equipment that doesn’t fit properly.
  • Patients who have diabetes, arthritis, heart disease, and immune system illnesses such as HIV and AIDS
  • Anyone who has a close relative who suffers from periodontal disease or early tooth loss
  • Individuals who don’t visit the dentist regularly

Maintaining proper oral hygiene is the best way to avoid getting gum disease. The following are the basic requirements for excellent oral hygiene:

  • Use a soft toothbrush and change it every three to four months.
  • Flossing should be done at least once a day.
  • To minimise plaque between your teeth, gargle with an antibacterial mouthwash.
  • Consume a healthy, well-balanced diet.
  • Avoid smoking.
  • Make an appointment with your dentist for a professional cleaning every six months.

Book An Appointment

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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