You need strong and healthy gums to support your teeth, but gum disease is a common problem and without treatment it will often lead to tooth loss. Caused by a bacterial infection, this disease can cause gums to bleed, to become swollen and red or to start pulling back from your teeth. During your regular examinations, our dentist will carefully examine your gums for early signs of this disease.
What are the Treatments for Gum Disease?
If we can catch gum disease soon enough, it is completely curable. We can provide highly effective gum treatments including scaling and root planing to help remove infection from deep in your gums. Our dentists can work with you to help improve your home oral care routine. Keeping your teeth and gums immaculately clean will prevent the disease from reoccurring. If the disease is more advanced and has developed into periodontitis, you may need more specialised care and we may choose to refer you to a periodontist who is a specialist dentist. They can provide advanced treatments to control periodontitis.