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Gum Disease Treatment
in Meadowbank & Ryde, West Ryde

Gums are the tissues responsible for keeping your teeth in place. With proper oral care, most issues may be prevented. If the area becomes infected, and left untreated, gum disease may occur, causing tissue damage and ultimately, tooth loss.

It’s normal to have bacteria in your mouth, but when they multiply and are not fully removed, problems may arise. Bacterial buildup and plaque formation provide a healthy breeding ground for toxins.

Gingivitis is the initial stage of gum disease, appearing as red, swollen, and bleeding gums. A buildup of plaque and tartar causes bacteria to accumulate around the teeth and gum area. There’s no permanent damage to the bone tissue at this point. Teeth are still firm, although the gums are inflamed. Removing plaque and preventing its accumulation, in most cases, cures gingivitis.

Left unchecked, gingivitis may progress to a more severe condition called periodontitis, initiated by accumulated bacteria below the gum line. Gums are diseased and pull away from the teeth, and the bone tissue is damaged and fragile.

If left untreated, the teeth lose their support structure and shift, allowing the disease to progress until, eventually, tooth loss occurs. Periodontal disease is one of the major causes of tooth loss in adults.

As gum disease is progressive, symptoms are often hard to detect with the naked eye. Having a skilled professional evaluate your dental health is extremely important. A few signs you might notice are bad breath, bleeding or receding gums, or gum ‘pockets’.

Subgingival debridement, or deep cleaning, may improve the condition of the tooth supporting tissues by removing soft and hard deposits under the gum line. Unlike gingivitis, periodontitis is irreversible. The support structure of the bone and tissue is already destroyed and irreparable.

Maintaining good oral care at home, and having your teeth and gums checked at least twice a year, is the best way to ensure healthy gums.

Get Checked Today

Dr Park (Dentist) will provide a full description of your periodontal status and possible complications concerning your specific case. Contact Meadowbank Family Dental for more information.

Any invasive or surgical procedure may carry risks. Before moving forward, it is recommended that you seek a second opinion from an appropriately licensed medical professional.

Gum Disease Treatment Meadowbank, Ryde, West Ryde NSW | (02) 8057 1086