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GUM DISEASE TREATMENT MANDURAH

It may surprise you to find that 8 out of 10 Australian have some symptoms of gum disease or periodontal disease! In its early stages it is often overlooked.  But it can cause serious problems such as teeth becoming loose or can potentially lead to losing all your teeth due to the destruction of the tissue that surrounds your teeth.

Most Common Warning Sign of a Gum Disease problem are:

  • gums that bleed easily
  • red, swollen, tender gums
  • gums that have pulled away from the teeth
  • persistent bad breath or bad taste
  • permanent teeth that are loose or separating
  • any change in the way your teeth fit together when you bite
  • any change in the fit of partial dentures

Early treatment of Gum Disease is essential and the professional Mandurah Dentists at Peel Dental Studio are committed to giving you the best gum disease treatment in Mandurah. We provide state of the art treatment for gum disease to help prevent damage to your teeth.

Gum Disease Treatments Mandurah - Peel Dental Studio

PRIMARY CAUSES OF GUM DISEASE

One of the most common causes of gum disease is Plaque. However, there are other factors that can lead to periodontal disease and these includes:

  • Hormonal Changes
  • Illness
  • Medications
  • Bad Habits such as smoking
  • Poor Oral Hygiene
  • Family History of Dental Disease

NON SURGICAL TREATMENTS

  • Periodontal Scaling – During periodontal scaling, your dentist or dental hygienist will remove the plaque (bacteria) and tartar (calculus) from all the teeth, above the gum line. If there are signs of gum disease (bleeding gums, redness, tenderness), your dentist may recommend periodontal scaling more than twice-a-year. 
  • Periodontal Scaling & Root Planing –  This is a procedure to remove harmful plaque and calculus both above and below the gumline and smooth out the root surfaces to provide a clean surface for the gums to reattach. Scaling and root planing is sometimes referred to as “deep cleaning,” and is often done under local anesthesia to minimize discomfort.

SURGICAL TREATMENTS

Pocket Reduction or Flap Surgery. – During this procedure, small gum line incisions are made and the gums are pushed back to allow visualization of the roots to better remove the bacteria and calculus under the gum line. The gums are then repositioned and secured to the teeth.  This procedure also minimizes the areas where harmful bacteria can grow and makes it easier to keep your teeth clean.

Bone Grafts. – This procedure is used to replace bone lost to periodontal disease.  Bone graft materials may be derived from your own jaw, donated from human sources, bioengineered or synthetic.  Bone grafts serve as a scaffold for the regrowth of bone, which can increase tooth stability and reduce pockets between tooth and gum. 

Soft Tissue Grafts – This procedure is performed to thicken areas of thin gums or replace gum tissue that has receded away from tooth roots. Soft tissue grafts are inserted beneath or on top of the existing gum tissue and secured in place.  Soft tissue grafts can be obtained from your own mouth, donated from humans or procured from animals. Restoring thick, healthy gums around your teeth protects the underlying bone and improves their long-term stability.

Guided Tissue Regeneration – This procedure is performed to stimulate repair in areas where bone has been lost to periodontal disease.  Performed in combination with flap surgery, a small thin sheet of material referred to as a “membrane” is inserted between the bone and gum tissue, creating a barrier around the bone defect. This membrane protected wall keeps the gum tissue from growing into the area, allowing the bone to repair. 

Osseous Surgery. – During flap surgery, the bone around the tooth is reshaped to decrease the irregularities created from gum disease.   This allows for better adaptation of your gums to the tooth roots and underlying bone which reduces the depth of the gum pockets.  Reducing pocket depths makes it harder for bacteria to collect and grow.

WHY TREAT GUM DISEASE AS EARLY AS POSSIBLE?

Like many conditions, early treatment to gum diseases can ensure the longevity of your teeth. If you have swollen or bleeding gums or your teeth feel loose, see our friendly and professional Mandurah dentist

We will examine your gums with a probe to measure the spaces between the tooth and gum. This will determine the health of your gums and supporting structures. If necessary, our dentist will instruct you in tooth cleaning techniques or may clean your teeth professionally to remove any plaque and calculus (hardened plaque).

Gum Disease Treatment FAQs

During the teeth scaling process, your dentist or dental hygienist will numb the gums and tooth roots with a local anesthesia,but teeth scaling and root planing cause very little discomfort.

Our dentists will use specialized tools to remove the hardened deposits of plaque buildup (tartar) from the teeth both above and below the gum line.

The cost of gum disease treatment will depend on the severity of your condition. According to the national dental fee survey for 2017, in Australia, a root scale and planing (item 011, 114, 121, 221, 222×4) can cost up to $1,143.

Most Common Warning Sign of a Gum Disease problem are:

  • gums that bleed easily
  • red, swollen, tender gums
  • gums that have pulled away from the teeth
  • persistent bad breath or bad taste
  • permanent teeth that are loose or separating
  • any change in the way your teeth fit together when you bite
  • any change in the fit of partial dentures

Gum Disease Home Treatments are:

  • Brush your teeth at least twice a day. If you can, brush after each meal.
  • Opt for an electric toothbrush to maximize your cleaning potential.
  • Make sure your toothbrush has soft or extra-soft bristles.
  • Replace your toothbrush every three months.
  • Floss daily.
  • Use a natural mouthwash.
  • Visit your dentist at least once a year.
  • Refrain from smoking or chewing tobacco.
  • Limit sugar.

Gum Disease Treatments by a professional are:

Non surgical Treatments such as Scaling and Root Planing where the dentist provides this treatment by scraping and removing the plaque and tartar off your teeth and root surfaces by scaling, and then smoothing away any roughness on the root to prevent bacteria from gathering again.

Surgical Treatments are:

  • Pocket Reduction Procedure
  • Gum Grafts
  • Regenerative Procedures
  • Osseous Surgery

Please call our dental clinic in Mandurah to find out what treatments are best for you.

Like many conditions, early treatment to gum diseases can ensure the longevity of your teeth. If you have swollen or bleeding gums or your teeth feel loose, book an appointment or call our professional team at Peel Dental Studio

Our friendly Mandurah dentist will examine your gums with a probe to measure the spaces between the tooth and gum. This will determine the health of your gums and supporting structures. 

One of the most common causes of gum disease is Plaque. However, there are other factors that can lead to periodontal disease and these includes:

  • Hormonal Changes
  • Illness
  • Medications
  • Bad Habits such as smoking
  • Poor Oral Hygiene
  • Family History of Dental Disease

We can perform most procedures in our dental clinic at 150 Pinjarra Rd Mandurah. The time needed to perform the procedure, your degree of discomfort, and time needed to heal will vary from patient to patient depending on the type and extent of the procedure and your overall health. 

Local anesthesia to numb the treatment area may be given before some treatments. If necessary, a medication may be given to help you relax.

We recommend visiting your local Mandurah dentist at least twice a year so we can treat early signs of gum disease.

After a scaling and root planing, it’s best to avoid eating until the anaesthesia has completely worn off. Once it has worn off, it is best to start eating soft foods, such as:

  • Pasta
  • Soup
  • Scrambled Eggs
  • Mashed Potatoes
  • Smoothies

You should avoid hard, acidic, brittle, and highly seasoned foods, including nuts, ice cubes, popcorn and chips.

It is also recommended to avoid smoking following scaling and root planing treatment for one to two weeks.

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