Oral health plays a pivotal role to maintain an overall healthy body and mind! Healthy and strong gums are an essential part of superior oral health.
Negligence of oral health and poor hygiene can lead to an extreme condition such as severe bacterial infection and loss of teeth. If you’ve chronically bleeding gums or suffer from bad breath, consult our periodontal experts at Box Hill North Dental.
Stages Of Gum Disease and When You Should Visit Us?
There are two main stages of gum disease – gingivitis and periodontitis.
1. Gingivitis is the early stage of gum disease characterised by redness, swelling and irritation of the gums. Another common sign of gingivitis is bleeding gums. Moreover, gingivitis causes the gum to recede from the teeth resulting in a build-up of plaque near the exposed root surfaces.
2. Periodontitis is the advanced gum disease that occurs if gingivitis is not treated. It is a serious condition that affects the tissue and bone, which supports your tooth. Untreated gingivitis causes the gum to pull away from the tooth, opening up pockets in the gums, which becomes a breeding ground for bacteria. The bacteria attack the soft and healthy tissue around the tooth, eventually reaching to the bone.
Visit a Periodontist Today for Healthy and Strong Gums
With an aim to reduce the pockets caused by infection build up and shifting teeth, our periodontists devise a holistic treatment plan. Our treatment procedure consists of smoothing the rough surfaces, removing the plaque and tartar around the teeth.
Our dentists use various approaches and techniques to treat gum disease:
- Scaling and root planning which involves deep and penetrative pocket cleaning.
- Bone grafts where our experts add bone tissue to create a base for regrowth and stability.
- We perform soft tissue grafting where our periodontists take tissue from your palate and use sutures to place near the receding gum line.
- Gum recontouring is done if the receding gum-line gives you “toothy” smile. Our periodontist re-contour the gingival tissue to correct and even out your smile.
If you are having bleeding gums or bad breath, call us today to schedule an appointment.