Periodontics (Gum Disease)

Periodontist at your local Sydney clinic

A periodontist is a dental specialist who focuses on the treatment of periodontal disease, also known as gum disease, and other oral conditions affecting the soft and hard tissues of the mouth that support the teeth. Periodontitis is the primary cause of tooth loss in adults, so it’s reassuring to know your local White Dental Sydney Clinic can help refer to you a specialist periodontist if required.

Gum disease treatment

Mild gum disease can be treated by scaling your teeth. This is a type of dental cleaning that reaches below the gumline to remove plaque buildup. This treatment goes beyond the general cleaning that you receive with your regular checkup.

More serious periodontal disease treatment may be reshaping your gums through surgery. This treatment will help your gums fit your teeth better or regrow bone that was damaged.

In some cases the tooth will have to be removed, in which case we can help maintain your best smile with dental implants. This is also a treatment you can do at your local White Dental Sydney Clinic, please contact us if you’d like to find out more.

Causes

Periodontal disease is caused by a buildup of plaque and tartar at the base of the teeth. This can result in inflammation, which can cause a gap to form between the gums and teeth that traps the plaque and tartar. If this isn’t treated in time, this inflammation will damage the tissue and bone around the tooth. And since plaque contains bacteria, this gum disease also can cause infections like tooth abscesses that can speed up the process of potential bone destruction.

Symptoms

Since periodontal disease can develop without you noticing any pain, it’s key to remember the symptoms so it can be treated early. While the symptoms of periodontal disease are most of the time subtle, the condition is not entirely without warning signs.

Gum disease symptoms include:

  • Gums that bleed during and after brushing your teeth
  • Red, swollen, or tender gums
  • Receding gums
  • Persistent bad breath or bad taste in the mouth
  • Formation of space between teeth and gums
  • Shifting teeth or tooth loss altogether.

Timely treatment can help reduce the harm done by the gum disease. That’s why it is vital to practise your best dental hygiene, but also make sure to look out for the symptoms and come for regular checkups with your dentist.

The cost of treatment

Like with most treatments, the cost of gum disease treatment will depend on the severity of your condition. A deep clean, or scaling your teeth will be significantly cheaper than an extraction, which may be your only option if gum disease is not treated in time. 

Periodontal treatment at White Dental Clinic in Sydney

Your dentist can tell you if you have any gum issues that might need your extra attention. If you recognise yourself in the previously mentioned symptoms, it is worth making an appointment with one of our friendly dentists and have your gums checked at your trusted White Dental Clinic in Sydney. We are here to help, so please don’t hesitate to make an appointment at our clinic in Gordon or Chatswood.

Chatswood Clinic

Gordon Clinic

Hours

Mon - Fri : 9:30am - 5:00pm
Saturday : 9:30am - 4:00pm

Phone

Location

Lemon Grove Shopping Centre
Shop 43, Level 3
427-441 Victoria Avenue,
Chatswood NSW 2067

Hours

Monday : 10:00am - 3:00pm
Tue - Thu : 9:30am - 5:00pm
Friday : 10:00am - 3:00pm
Saturday : 9:30am - 3:00pm
Sunday : Closed

Phone

Location

Gordon Centre
Shop 9, Ground Floor
802 - 808 Pacific Hwy,
Gordon NSW 2072

Chatswood Clinic

Hours

Mon - Fri : 9:30am - 5:00pm
Saturday : 9:30am - 4:00pm

Phone

(02) 9411 6097

Location

Lemon Grove Shopping Centre
Shop 43, Level 3
427-441 Victoria Avenue,
Chatswood NSW 2067

Gordon Clinic

Hours

Mon - Sat : 10:00am - 3:00pm

Phone

(02) 9498 7406

Location

Gordon Centre
Shop 9, Ground Floor
802 - 808 Pacific Hwy,
Gordon NSW 2072

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