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Gum disease treatment

Periodontitis is an advanced gum disease. It is the leading cause of tooth loss in Australian adults. Untreated periodontitis can seriously impact your oral and general health if left untreated.

If you notice just one of the following warning signs for gum disease, arrange for a check up with your dentist at Complete Dental Works.

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Gingivitis is an early form of gum disease. The onset of gingivitis occurs when plaque and tartar causes gum inflammation. Eventually the inflammation spreads along your teeth into your gums.

Your gum tissue, ligaments and bone are the support structures for your teeth. If they are chronically affected by gum inflammation then they may fail to support your teeth – putting you at risk of losing your tooth. Chronic gum inflammation is linked to serious health problems such as diabetes, heart disease, stroke and Alzheimer’s disease.

If you notice just one of the following warning signs for gum disease, arrange for a check up with your dentist at Complete Dental Works.

Signs of gum disease:

  • bleeding gums when brushing or flossing
  • puffy or swollen gums
  • redness of the gums
  • sensitive or painful gums
  • loose or separating teeth
  • receding or detaching gums
  • constant bad breath, odour and taste
  • mouth sores (or abscesses) secretions
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Types of dental treatment for gum disease at Complete Dental Works:

Oral Hygiene

Good oral care and hygiene at home are essential life-style factors that help prevent gum disease.

Your dentist can also advise you on the most suitable oral care techniques, methods and routines to maintain healthy teeth and gums.

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Clean, Scale and Polish

Cleaning and scaling stop the spread of plaque and tartar in their tracks. Polishing prevents the formation of new plaque.

Your dentist can help you with advice for a personalised oral health and hygiene plan at home, and suitable oral health care products.

Gum Surgery

If you have periodontitis in an advanced stage, then you may require the gum surgery services of a periodontal specialist. They are able to repair and restore soft and hard gum tissue that has been damaged by gum inflammation and infection.

Root planing

If you have gum inflammation that has spread to the supporting gum tissue for your teeth, you may have periodontitis.

Root planing is a dental treatment that removes tartar, bacteria and any other cause of inflammation below your gum line. The treatment utilises a non-surgical, deep cleaning method which is necessary if you have active and advanced periodontitis.

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Follow up appointments are also necessary so your dentist check and the health of your gums, and the effectiveness of the root planing treatment.


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