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Gum Disease Treatment in Cabramatta – Effective and Affordable

If you’ve noticed that your gums are red and swollen and bleed when you brush them or bite into hard crunchy foods, then you need to visit your dentist fast. These symptoms are all signs of gum disease and indicate that you need gum disease treatment in Cabramatta.

If you don’t undergo gum disease treatment, the disease can escalate into periodontal disease, which is one of the leading causes of tooth loss in adults.


What are the signs of gum disease?

Often there is no pain associated with the early stages of gum disease which is why it may go unnoticed for some while. Symptoms which could indicate you need gum disease treatment, include:

Gum disease symptoms

● Swollen gums
● Sensitive teeth
● Gums which bleed when you brush them
● Deep gum pockets
● A change in the spaces between your teeth
● Loose teeth
● Gum recession
● Bad breath

Why does gum disease occur?

Quite simply gum disease is caused by poor brushing and flossing. For teeth to remain healthy, it’s essential to maintain healthy gums. Gum disease is caused by harmful bacteria in plaque (the colourless sticky substance that settles on your teeth and gums). If you don’t remove the plaque from your teeth by brushing and flossing, then it gradually builds up around the gumline, in particular. The plaque hardens and turns into tartar, which can only be removed by your Cabramatta dentist. Tartar irritates the gums, causing inflammation and bleeding.

At this stage, known more commonly as gingivitis, gum disease treatment is easy and consists of 3 simple steps:

Step 1
Improve your brushing and flossing (we recommend a minimum of twice daily for at least 2 minutes).
Step 2
Schedule regular visits to your hygienist for plaque removal
Step 3
Never skip your 6-month check-ups and cleans as this helps us monitor your oral health and detect the early signs of gum disease

What is periodontal disease exactly?

Periodontitis is the name given to severe gum disease when bacteria has entered through the jaw bone via gum pockets, causing bone erosion and leading to possible tooth loss. The proper cure is professional periodontal disease treatment in Cabramatta from our experienced dentists here at LV Dental.


Advanced gum disease treatment

In the past, gum disease involved opening the gums and scraping the tooth roots to rid them of bacteria. Now, we have a more advanced method using a soft tissue laser to gently remove the damaged gum tissue and destroy bacteria.

It’s a quicker more comfortable treatment for our patients, and sterilises the gums better, so that the disease is less likely to come back. Depending on the severity of your condition, we can also apply antibiotics to the gum pockets which helps to rid your gums of bacteria and improves their health.

While laser gum disease treatment is gentle, it still takes several days for your gums to make a full recovery. We advise rinsing the area and avoid brushing and flossing that part of your mouth until we tell you to do so. Sticking to a soft food diet will also help them recover faster.

To learn more about preventing gum disease treatment in Cabramatta, please call our clinic on (02) 9724 2173 or book an appointment online.