Gum Disease Treatment

Trusted Dentist for Gum Disease Treatment in Currambine

Periodontal disease, more often called gum disease, is an infection of the gums that worsens over time.
Gingivitis is a gum disease in its early stages. It is an inflammation of the gums that is usually caused by a bacterial infection. Infections such as gingivitis can develop into a more severe infection like periodontitis if not treated. Periodontitis is an advanced level of gum disease in which the gums’ inner layer pulls away from the teeth and forms pockets. It is characterized by the loss of bone that supports the teeth.
The majority of people have gingivitis in some form, but fortunately, gingivitis can be reversed. At Smiles in Currambine, we offer periodontal treatments in-house, such as deep cleanings, to help you manage gum disease before it becomes too late.
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Benefits of Treating Gum Disease

Good oral hygiene habits and periodontal therapy are highly effective ways to prevent gum disease. They provide several benefits, including:
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Why Choose Smiles in Currambine for Gum Disease Treatment in Currambine, Western Australia

Gum disease is widely acknowledged as being responsible for a large number of tooth losses in adults. Gum disease may cause loss of teeth and other serious health issues if left untreated. It’s essential that you seek treatment as soon as possible if you suspect that you might be suffering from gum disease. At Smiles in Currambine, our dentists will gently remove the hardened plaque and tartar build-up across the surface of your teeth and just below the gum line so that it no longer causes infection. If you’re experiencing gum infection symptoms and aren’t seeing results from brushing and flossing, contact us immediately!

You don’t want to lose any more teeth than necessary, especially when there’s such an easy solution available at Smiles in Currambine! We offer gentle treatments with minimal discomfort or pain so that we can help get your smile back to its former glory! Visit us today for more information about how we can help treat your gums without causing further damage to them!

Call (08) 9305 4888 now for gum disease treatment in Currambine, Western Australia!

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Do you have questions about our dental services? We’re here to help! Check out the answers to some of our most frequently asked questions or browse through below for more information.
Gum disease is frequently caused by poor dental hygiene. Gum disease occurs when hardened plaque and tartar build-up on the surface of the teeth and below the gumline. It calcifies into place when brushing and flossing fail to remove the softer build-up. Some of the other causes of gingivitis are poor oral hygiene, plaque build-up, and smoking. Hormonal changes and high-stress levels combined with poor oral hygiene are also linked to gum disease.

Gum disease symptoms begin with swollen or tender gums and bleeding when you brush or floss. However, our patients have also seen a number of additional conditions develop, such as:

  • Receding gum lines
  • Dark red gums or purple-red patches around the gum line
  • Chronic bad breath (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
A gingivitis infection affects only the gums. If you do not treat the infection right away, it can spread below your gum line and into your bone. The condition then becomes more serious and is known as periodontitis. Gingivitis and periodontitis have been found to increase your risk of more serious health conditions, such as osteoporosis, arthritis, diabetes, pneumonia, stroke, heart disease, lung disease, and cancer. Getting an early diagnosis and treatment is the best course of action.

The following people have a higher risk of gum disease:

  • People who do not maintain good oral hygiene habits.
  • Smokers
  • Those who are suffering from crooked teeth, loose restorations or ill-fitting fixed dental appliances.
  • Patients with diabetes, arthritis, heart diseases, and immune system disorders like HIV and AIDS.
  • Anyone who has had an immediate family member suffer from periodontal disease or early tooth loss.
  • Individuals who avoid going to the dentist

It is possible to reduce the risk of gum disease with proper oral hygiene. Maintaining a consistent oral hygiene routine can prevent plaque build-up and gum disease. Here are the essentials for good oral hygiene:

  • Brush your teeth twice a day or after each meal or snack for at least two minutes.
  • You should use a soft toothbrush and replace it every three to four months.
  • Floss at least once daily.
  • Gargle with an antibacterial mouthwash to reduce plaque between your teeth.
  • Eat a healthy, balanced diet.
  • Don’t smoke.
  • Every six months, make an appointment with your dentist for a professional cleaning.

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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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