Gum Disease Treatment Periodontal Disease or Gum Disease is an inflammatory disease caused by bacterial infection in the gums. This is also one of the most common causes of tooth loss in adults. Gum Disease attacks the gums, bones, and the surrounding structures of your teeth. This is a very serious condition, but it can be prevented and most importantly, stopped, through good dental hygiene and proper management and treatment of the disease. Gum disease is caused by the colourless bacteria that forms on the teeth called plaque, which needs to be removed everyday through proper brushing techniques. If plaque is not removed from the teeth, the gums will start sliding downwards from the teeth. This movement creates pockets in between the teeth and gums where the plaque can enter and fill, which causes infection and further deterioration.
Please answer the questions below to attain a greater understanding of your gum health:
Do your gums bleed when you brush or floss your teeth?
Are your gums red, swollen or tender?
Do you have sores in your mouth?
Are your gums receding? Have they pulled away from your teeth?
Do your teeth appear longer than they have in the past?
Are there spaces developing between your teeth?
Do you suffer from bad breath?
Do you have a constant bad taste in your mouth?
Are your teeth more sensitive than usual?
Are any of your teeth loose?
Is there any change in the way your teeth fit together when you bite?
If you answered yes to any of the above questions, we recommend that you visit us as soon as possible. During your consultation Digital X-rays will be taken and the depth of the gum pockets measured. Prevention and treatment of Gum Disease
Our Hygienist Alana is an extremely gentle and a very thorough clinician, who runs our active maintenance department. She is also being trained at the Las Vegas Institute of Advanced Dentistry. Alana is very experienced in diagnosing any advancing gum disease, and will inform you of any chronic gum diseases present and advise if Laser treatment is required to improve your gum condition. We have the good fortune of possessing a Biolase, which is an extremely useful and effective tool, used to treat Periodontal diseases non surgically.