Our experienced dentists give a thorough assessment of your gums during routine check-ups. If we find any signs of gum disease, also known as periodontal disease, we’ll recommend the treatment appropriate to the type of problems you’re experiencing.
Having regular check-ups at Crown Dental Group allow us to detect the presence of gum disease, which has been linked to chronic diseases such as diabetes and heart disease.
Symptoms of gum disease
It occurs in two stages: gingivitis, which is mild, and periodontitis, a more serious form of gum disease.
Symptoms of Gingivitis
It’s important to catch onto the early signs to help stop it turning into periodontitis, which can easily cause permanent damage or tooth loss.
- Persistent bad breath
- Red and swollen gums
- Gums bleed while brushing or flossing
- Chewing is painful
- Teeth are loosening
- Teeth are becoming more sensitive
- Gums are receding
- Dentures do not fit correctly
Symptoms of Periodontitis
When gum disease is left to turn into periodontitis, you must seek dental help to minimise permanent damage.
- Constant bad breath and taste
- Bleeding gums
- Teeth are loose and shifting
- Red, swollen and inflamed gums
- Sensitive teeth
- Receding gumline (eventually will expose the root)
- Painful to chew and bite
- Tooth loss
These are all signs of gum disease in both early and advanced stages. It’s a common problem caused by plaque build-up on the teeth and can be dangerous to your oral health. So, the key to prevention is maintaining a healthy smile.
Advanced gum disease complications
Please know that failing to receive dental help and letting periodontitis damage your oral health can lead to many serious consequences.
Periodontitis can lead to loss of teeth, as the condition destroys bone and soft tissue over time, which support and hold your teeth in place.
It also allows bad bacteria to thrive inside your mouth, which can cause many infections and endanger your overall health and wellbeing.
How to treat and prevent gum disease
In early stages, you can prevent gum disease by simply improving your oral hygiene. This can be done by brushing twice a day, flossing and rinsing your mouth out with an antibacterial mouthwash.
However, during later stages once your gum disease has already turned into periodontitis, the advanced version of gum disease; you must seek dental intervention. You will require dental treatment, which could include root canal treatment, scaling and antibiotics or a form of surgical treatment.
No matter which stage you’re in, we can develop a treatment plan to help you recover your oral health.
Periodontal treatment at Crown Dental Group Rowville and Narre Warren, Melbourne
Do you have concerns about your gum health? Contact our practice today to book in for a consultation or have any of your questions answered.
Same-day appointments are also available, and emergency visits will be accommodated right away.