Gum Disease Treatment

When you consider your smile and dental hygiene, do you think about your gums?

Think about your gumsThe important and often overlooked part of a healthy mouth.

Your gums support your teeth and their health is so important for maintaining overall oral health as well as the health of the rest of your body. If your gums exhibit signs of gums disease it is important to seek treatment as soon as possible. If left untreated, gum disease can cause the shifting of teeth and eventually result in tooth loss.

Mainly caused by poor oral hygiene, it’s when a build-up of bacteria from food that has not been removed from between the teeth begins to infect the gums causing inflammation and bleeding as well as some discomfort.

Other life influences such as pregnancy, diabetes, stress and genetics have also been known to increase the risk of gum disease.

Symptoms of Gum Disease:

  • Red, swollen gums
  • Bleeding gums when brushing
  • Constant bad breath
  • Sensitive teeth
  • Painful when eating
  • Receding gums
  • New spaces forming between teeth

Causes of poor oral healthWhat’s the difference between gingivitis and periodontitis?

Gingivitis is essentially the early stages of gum disease. Symptoms includes inflammation of the gums and a propensity for bleeding. As mentioned, this is caused by a build-up of bacteria from poor oral health.

If gingivitis is left untreated it can progress to a genuine infection of the gums. This is known as periodontitis and it means that the gum disease has transitioned to a level that your body’s immune system can no longer handle itself.

Patients with periodontitis may experience pus around the gums and the bacteria may begin to attack the bone holding your teeth in place. This can lead to tooth loss or the need for the tooth to be extracted.

If you experience any of the above symptoms, contact Toothpaste Family Dentistry for an appointment today and we can help guide your gums back to optimal health.

Something you’re not 100% on?

Our Frequently Asked Questions, might answer your question. Don’t hesitate to contact us directly for further information. Make sure to book in for regular check-ups with Toothpaste Family Dentistry.

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We strongly recommend you attend for a full check up to properly assess and address all of your concerns. We are willing to book you in for a limited consult to deal with a specific issue but please be aware that this blinkered approach may result in greater issues in the long run.

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