How Is Gum Disease Treated?
Your gums are important to your whole health as well as your dental health. As a result, gum disease should be identified and treated as quickly and fully as possible. Our friendly and experienced dental team utilises the most advanced techniques and treatment to help combat gum concerns and to restore the health and beauty of your smile. Furthermore, we will customise our approach to achieve the best outcome based on your singular needs.
Also known as gingivitis, gum disease can be mild, moderate, or severe, and the stage will determine the appropriate treatment. If your condition is mild, the most common approach will be removing the plaque and tartar build-up with a regular dental cleaning. It’s important to note, this type of deep cleaning can only be achieved by a dental professional and not through regular brushing and flossing. That’s part of the reason it’s so important to go to your scheduled check-ups.
The next step is scaling and root planing. This is another non-surgical technique; however, local anaesthetic may be used to enhance your comfort. This procedure removes plaque from above and below the gum line (called scaling), and then smooths the surface of the tooth root (known as planing). A smoother tooth makes it harder for bacteria to cling. Due to the many benefits, we also utilise a laser to ensure a secure attachment of the gums to the teeth. This can lessen bleeding, reduce recovery, minimise discomfort, reduce the risk of infection, and speed-up the treatment.
We can help you address gum disease at any stage with our advanced technology, but the best treatment remains prevention. Our dental team will be happy to provide advice on how to keep your pearly whites (and pinks) healthy during your next consultation.