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Gum Disease in Kingsley

Pulling flossGum disease forms when plaque and bacteria accumulate around the teeth for long periods of time (more than a few days). The bacteria causes the gums to become inflamed which may result in bad breath and bleeding gums, especially when brushing or flossing. This often results in people avoiding flossing as they believe it to be the cause of their bleeding, when in reality the only way to reverse the bad breath, inflamed gums and bleeding is correct brushing, flossing and regular dental scale and cleans (usually 6 monthly for most people).

If nothing is done to correct this situation and the bacteria remain even longer (several months or years), it will start to harden up under the gum line, making it impossible to remove with regular brushing and flossing. This will cause a more chronic inflammation which will start to eat away at the bone. This results in the formation of pockets within the gum, which will continue to worsen as they cannot be accessed for regular home cleaning.

If the bone loss becomes severe it can lead to wobbly teeth, tooth loss and infections.

Address Periodontal Disease Early

There is typically no pain with gum disease until the situation is quite advanced. That’s why it’s important to come to Serene Smiles Perth every six months so we can catch this serious gum infection and correct it before it advances. Gum disease is very easy to reverse in the early stages, but becomes increasingly difficult to treat as it progresses. In advanced stages, it may be impossible to reverse. When left for long periods of time, it will silently eat away at the bone and can lead to wobbly teeth, tooth loss and severe infections.

Our Approach

We offer a variety of treatments that allow us to thoroughly clean the teeth and gums to remove accumulated bacteria as seamlessly and comfortably as possible. If the gum disease is in the early stages, we can take care of it quite quickly. In more advanced cases, you may require multiple appointments to get your oral health stabilised.

Can Gums Grow Back?

It is very difficult to reverse receding gums or bone loss in moderate and severe cases, and it typically requires surgical procedures to do so. It’s much easier to heal gum disease if we address it before there is pocketing or bone loss—and easier still to prevent it with proper oral hygiene and regular dental checkups.

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Gum Disease in Kingsley, Duncraig, Woodvale, Hillarys, Greenwood WA | (08) 6118 4559