Gum Disease Treatment

Gum disease treatment at Healthy Smiles

Gum disease treatment Blackburn-Melbourne at Healthy Smiles

Gum disease treatment at Healthy Smiles

Gum diseases are quite common in adults as well as in kids due to not maintaining good oral hygiene. This inevitably leads to the formation of plaque and then tartar in the cavities between teeth and the gum line.

At Healthy Smiles, we have special interest in treating gum diseases along with other dental problems. We are advocates of preventive dentistry and make sure that our patients take care of their oral hygiene.

What are the reasons for gum disease?

What are the reasons for gum disease?
Gum diseases are caused due to the development of soft sticky film containing bacteria called plaque in the gum line. This plaque can be treated by brushing and flossing regularly. If not, then this plaque develops into tartar. Tartar causes damage to the gums, which hold the fibers, tissues, and bones which bind the teeth together. This initiates the process of gum disease. With time the gums recede and only tips of the jawbones are visible if left untreated.
What are the reasons for gum disease?

What are the signs/symptoms of gum disease?

What are the signs/symptoms of gum disease?

What are the signs/symptoms of gum disease?

The symptoms of gum diseases start quite silently and don’t appear until the disease is in its advanced stage. The most common symptoms are-
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Bad smell/breath from the mouth that won’t go away

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Tender, swollen and receding gums

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Pain while chewing/biting

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Formation of pus between teeth

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Loose and sensitive teeth

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Bleeding during brushing and flossing

If you spot these symptoms, then contact our dentists at Healthy Smiles, and we will help fix your gums before it becomes serious.

The three stages of gum disease

Gum disease has 3 stages namely gingivitis, periodontitis, and advanced periodontitis. It initiates slowly causing little to no pain, as, and when it progresses it is quite aggressive causing heaps of pain.

Gingivitis

Gingivitis

Gingivitis

This is the first stage in gum diseases. At this stage, there is an inflammation at the gums due to the build-up of plaque at the gum line. This eventually leads to the formation of tartar. There might also be some bleeding during brushing and flossing. Our doctors at Healthy Smiles can easily treat your condition during this stage as the bone and connective tissue holding your teeth are not affected.

Periodontitis

Periodontitis

Periodontitis

As the infection progresses the situation of the gums will worsen. At the periodontitis stage, the fibers and supporting bones that bind your teeth will be damaged. The gums will form pockets underneath the gum line. These pockets will become a store ground for plaque and food particles. At this stage, our excellent dentist at Healthy Smiles will either advise you to undergo a surgery or provide you with a routine to improve your oral health.

Advanced Periodontitis

Advanced Periodontitis

Advanced Periodontitis

During the final stage of gum disease, the supporting bones and fibers which support the teeth are destroyed. At this stage, your teeth will loosen or shift, which will indirectly affect your bite and can cause problems in communications. At this stage, our dentists will try to save your teeth. However, if it is a very advanced periodontitis stage and you have already started losing teeth, then our dentists may resort to dental implants to fix you.

What all Dental problems can be associated with gum diseases?

The plaque present in the mouth leads to the formation of tartar. Tartar causes severe damage to your oral health.

Tooth decay

Tooth decay

Tooth decay

Tooth decay is caused due to damage to the tooth surface or enamel by the bacteria present in the plaque. This decay leads to the formation of cavities, which may result in infections and tooth loss if left untreated.

Bad breath

Bad breath

Bad breath

Bad breath is the combination of decaying tooth and tartar build up in the mouth, which causes a bad smell.

Tooth sensitivity

Tooth sensitivity

Tooth sensitivity

You start losing sensitivity in your teeth as the enamel wears out and the gum recedes.

Loose teeth and dental equipment

Loose teeth and dental equipment

Loose teeth and dental equipment

As the gums start receding and becoming loose most of the teeth along with already existing dental equipment will be affected.

Treatment of gum disease at Healthy Smiles

Treatment of gum disease in Blackburn at Healthy Smiles

Gum diseases have 3 stages: they Proceed slowly and then aggressively attack the gums as time goes by. This gum disease can be prevented if it is reported at an early stage.

Our dentists check every small dental issue and make sure we treat it before it becomes a major issue. During each dental visit, our brilliant dentists make sure that we clean our patients’ teeth well and get rid of the plaque and tartar, if any.

If you have existing gum diseases or problems, we will thoroughly analyse your condition. If needed, our experienced dentists will deeply clean your teeth with relevant instruments. Once tartar is removed from your teeth and your initial periodontal disease is treated, our experienced dentists will provide a supportive periodontal therapy plan to prevent the gum disease from returning in to your mouth.

Treatment of gum disease in Blackburn at Healthy Smiles

How much does your gum disease treatment cost?

How much does your gum disease treatment cost?

How much does your gum disease treatment cost?

It is important to understand the stage at which your disease is, so let’s first set an appointment with one of our dentists. They will evaluate your condition and then provide you with a customised treatment plan with the exact cost and the number of appointments needed to treat the periodontal disease. The cost of gum disease treatment depends on the severity of the problem and a number of appointments needed. The starting costs usually average between $400 to $2500.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is gum disease?
Gum disease is caused by the build-up of plaque under the gums. Plaque is filled with bacteria which, if not treated in time, will form a thick substance called tartar. This plaque, along with tartar, is responsible for causing infections in your gums leading to gum diseases.
Can gum diseases be treated?

Yes, gum diseases can be treated. Gum disease has 3 stages: gingivitis, early periodontitis, and advanced periodontitis. If it is an early stage of gingivitis, then our dentists at Healthy Smiles will subject you to dental cleaning, where plaque and tartar will be cleaned from your teeth, and you will be provided with a customised dental plan for maintaining good oral hygiene. If it is a later stage of periodontitis, surgical procedures such as flap surgery, osteo surgery, soft tissues and bone graft. If it is at an advanced periodontitis stage and you have already started losing teeth, our dentists may use dental implants to fix your smile.

How can I avoid gum diseases?
  • Maintain a good oral hygiene
  • Brushing your teeth for 2-3 minutes twice a day.
  • Flossing daily will remove plaque from areas that are not accessible to the toothbrush.
  • Eat less sugary and starchy food as these foods increase plaque.
  • Eat foods containing Vitamin A and C, this helps in the fight against gum disease.
  • Avoid cigarettes and tobacco as they play a big role in causing gum diseases.
How is gum disease affecting my oral health?
The plaque/tartar that causes gum disease has an adverse effect on your oral health. This tartar/plaque will create a foul smell in your mouth that won’t go away, it will cause tooth decay and tooth loss along with other repercussions.
Can my gums grow back?
If your gums are damaged by any disease or advanced periodontitis they can’t grow back. There are, however, solutions that can prevent these gums from receding any further.
Does Sleep dentistry help treat your gum disease without any pain?
Yes, sleep dentistry works very well while treating gum diseases especially during deep cleaning of gums and fitting in implants. At Healthy Smiles Blackburn, we have our own in house sleep dentistry facility. Here our experienced anesthetists make sure they use the right methods of sedation and ensure that you have a good experience