For early detection of gum disease treatment, Randwick and Sans Souci residents can contact our friendly Randwick and Sans Souci dentist who is experienced to spot the early warning signs of gum disease.
WHAT ARE THE SIGNS OF GUM DISEASE?
When experiencing gum disease, Randwick and Sans Souci patients may notice inflamed, red or swollen gums, or gums that bleed when you brush too hard or floss.
Bad breath may also indicate gum disease because the bacteria release toxins into your mouth.
If your gums are shrinking or your teeth look longer than they used to, it may be a sign of more advanced gum disease. This can cause pockets to form in your gums and these pockets can trap even more bacteria.
TREATING GUM DISEASE
Only your dentist can treat gum disease, and treatment usually begins with the site of the infection. Your dentist will perform a deep cleaning under your gum line.
Scaling may be done to remove the tartar that forms below the gum line, and if your roots are infected, root planning may be required to smooth out your roots so that your gums can re attach to your teeth.
When a deep cleaning is not enough to address the problem you may require gum graft surgery, in order to cover up exposed roots.
HOW TO AVOID GUM DISEASE
Good dental hygiene is always the best course of defence. Regular brushing and flossing will remove the daily plaque that forms on your teeth. Remember to tilt your toothbrush at a 45 degree angle and to brush all sides of the tooth. Remember to brush all sides of the tooth and to floss between your teeth and along your gum.
Regular visits to the dentist and professional teeth cleaning will ensure that tartar is removed from your teeth, keeping your gums healthy.
Remember that gum disease is often asymptomatic, at least to the untrained eye. Our highly skilled dentists at Signature Smile Dental will be able to spot any early signs of gum disease and assist you with the necessary preventive treatment.
Healthy gums can help you maintain a healthy body. Healthy gums are also a requirement for strong healthy teeth that last. Contact Signature Smile Dental today to chat to one of our friendly consultants and take charge of your dental health.