Gum Disease Causes and Treatment

Gum disease is an inflammation of the gums which in its most severe form can attack the bone surrounding and supporting the teeth. It’s an extremely common condition, so much so, that most people will at some stage in their life require gum disease treatment.

Gum Disease Causes and Treatment

Gum disease is an inflammation of the gums which in its most severe form can attack the bone surrounding and supporting the teeth. It’s an extremely common condition, so much so, that most people will at some stage in their life require gum disease treatment.

Gum disease occurs in 2 main stages: gingivitis, and periodontitis; but the good news is that provided it is caught in its early stages, reversing gum disease really isn’t that difficult. Unfortunately, many people ignore the symptoms of gum disease, perceiving them to be normal, and therefore don’t seek help until the disease is in its later stages.

What Causes Gum Disease?

Gum disease is caused by bacteria contained in plaque accumulating on the teeth and along the gum line. If it’s not removed thoroughly, inflammation sets in, as a response to an attempt by the body’s immune system to get rid of it.

Gum disease occurs in 2 main stages: gingivitis, and periodontitis; but the good news is that provided it is caught in its early stages, reversing gum disease really isn’t that difficult. Unfortunately, many people ignore the symptoms of gum disease, perceiving them to be normal, and therefore don’t seek help until the disease is in its later stages.

What Causes Gum Disease?

Gum disease is caused by bacteria contained in plaque accumulating on the teeth and along the gum line. If it’s not removed thoroughly, inflammation sets in, as a response to an attempt by the body’s immune system to get rid of it.

Gum Disease Symptoms

It can be difficult to diagnose gum disease yourself since often you won’t feel any pain. For this reason, it’s important to visit your dentist for regular 6 monthly check-ups and to be aware of the symptoms which include:

• Bleeding gums when brushed or flossed
• Red, tender or swollen gums
• Bad taste in the mouth or persistent bad breath
• A change in the way your teeth meet
• Gums which have lifted away or receded from the teeth
• Loose teeth
• Pus around the teeth and gums
• Change in the fit of partial dentures

If you have any of the symptoms above it’s important to visit your gum clinic in Sydney as soon as you can.

gum disease treatment

Gum Disease Symptoms

It can be difficult to diagnose gum disease yourself since often you won’t feel any pain. For this reason, it’s important to visit your dentist for regular 6 monthly check-ups and to be aware of the symptoms which include:

• Bleeding gums when brushed or flossed
• Red, tender or swollen gums
• Bad taste in the mouth or persistent bad breath
• A change in the way your teeth meet
• Gums which have lifted away or receded from the teeth
• Loose teeth
• Pus around the teeth and gums
• Change in the fit of partial dentures

If you have any of the symptoms above it’s important to visit your gum clinic in Sydney as soon as you can.

Gum Disease Treatment

Risk Factors

The main risk factor for gum disease is poor oral health. Other risk factors include

• Weakened immune system
• Malnutrition
• Stress
• Smoking
• Diabetes

Risk Factors

The main risk factor for gum disease is poor oral health. Other risk factors include

• Weakened immune system
• Malnutrition
• Stress
• Smoking
• Diabetes

Prevention and Gum Disease Treatment

Gum disease can be prevented by maintaining a good level of oral hygiene. This includes regular brushing and flossing to remove plaque and using an antibacterial toothpaste and/ or mouthwash.

When you visit our dentists at Randwick Smiles we’ll firstly remove any troublesome tartar that’s been building up around the teeth and gums. In addition for those with more advanced gum disease, root planing or deep cleaning in and around the gums might be needed. Finally, we may suggest a course of antibiotics to help eradicate any further infection.

Prevention and Gum Disease Treatment

Gum disease can be prevented by maintaining a good level of oral hygiene. This includes regular brushing and flossing to remove plaque and using an antibacterial toothpaste and/ or mouthwash.

When you visit our dentists at Randwick Smiles we’ll firstly remove any troublesome tartar that’s been building up around the teeth and gums. In addition for those with more advanced gum disease, root planing or deep cleaning in and around the gums might be needed. Finally, we may suggest a course of antibiotics to help eradicate any further infection.

Get Your Oral Health Back on Track Today!

If you suspect you may have gum disease symptoms, then don’t delay any further. Schedule an appointment with the team at Randwick Smiles today. Call us (02) 8188 4625 and our team can enlighten you on healthy teeth maintenance or a provide a full assessment of your teeth and gums.

Get Your Oral Health Back on Track Today!

If you suspect you may have gum disease symptoms, then don’t delay any further. Schedule an appointment with the team at Randwick Smiles today. Call us (02) 8188 4625 and our team can enlighten you on healthy teeth maintenance or a provide a full assessment of your teeth and gums.


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