Periodontics (Gum Disease)

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. These professionals specialise in diagnosing, treating, and preventing periodontitis and in turn, promoting healthy gum tissue. 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 you to a specialist periodontist if needed.

Our dentists are highly skilled and experienced in identifying gum diseases that would need extra attention. Periodontists that we refer to, have taken extensive training and are very much familiar with the latest techniques and equipment used to diagnose and treat periodontitis and other gum diseases. There are a wide range of gum disease treatments including root planing and scaling and other procedures that our dentists are trained to carry out such as dental implants if teeth need to be extracted and replaced.

Gum disease treatment

As mentioned, there are numerous treatment options for periodontitis or gum disease and the best solution is dependent on how serious your gum disease may be. Mild gum disease can be treated by scaling your teeth. This is a type of dental cleaning that reaches below the gum line to remove plaque build-up. This treatment goes beyond the general cleaning that you receive with your regular checkup. More serious periodontal disease treatments may be reshaping the gum tissue through surgery. This treatment will help your gums fit your teeth better or regrow bone that was damaged. In severe cases, the tooth may have to be removed from the gums, in which case we can help restore your smile with dental implants. This is 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 or periodontitis is caused by a buildup of plaque and tartar at the base of the teeth. The plaque buildup and tartar can result in inflammation, which can cause a gap to form between the gums and teeth that trap the plaque and tartar. If the plaque and tartar build-up isn’t treated in time, this inflammation will damage the tissue and bone around the tooth. And, since plaque build-up contains bacteria, this causes infections and inflammation like tooth abscesses that can speed up the process of potential bone destruction. At White Dental Clinic, we always advise our patients to have their dental check-ups regularly, so we can know if their gums and teeth are in good condition and that they’re not at risk of developing any dental issues or gum diseases like periodontitis. Prevention IS the greatest cure, and that’s what we at White Dental Clinic promote.

Periodontal Disease 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.

How to cure or reverse gum disease

The good news is, there are ways you can prevent gum diseases like periodontitis, and in some cases, reverse the disease. The main way to do so is to maintain good oral health hygiene. Experts recommend that you brush your teeth two to three times a day, especially in the morning when you wake up or after your first meal of the day and at night before going to bed. Also, try to practice flossing your teeth once a day to keep any bacterial plaque accumulation from your teeth. The plaque build-up is what causes gum diseases like periodontitis and gingivitis. Ensure that the toothbrush you’re using is not old and doesn’t have damaged bristles because you won’t be able to clean your teeth properly. If you want to keep bacterial plaque from building up, it’s best you buy and replace your toothbrush every three to four months to avoid any risk factors. Saliva helps to keep bacteria away from your gums, gum tissue and teeth and therefore prevents dental plaque build-up. For this reason, you should avoid a dry mouth and always keep your mouth moist. To do so, drink lots of water to induce saliva production. Smoking habits are more likely to lead to periodontitis or other dental issues, so it’s beneficial to stop smoking as well not only to prevent gum diseases but to avoid other health problems such as heart disease.

What's the cost of Gum Disease Treatment?

Periodontal gum disease treatment costs will vary as it is totally dependent on each patient, the seriousness of their disease and their treatment. Like other dental treatments, people who are dealing with a more severe case can expect to pay more. The cost of treatment for gum disease can also increase if there are several procedures involved, including surgery. That’s why we always advise to come in for regular checkups, so if there are any gum issues, they can be addressed earlier and we can prevent them from getting worse.

Have your Gums Checked at White Dental Clinic in Sydney

   

Our dentists in Sydney are happy to explore all the solutions for your dental problems with the skills and many years’ experience they have in the dental industry. We use the latest available technology and resources to increase precision, protection and comfort during treatments.

Your dentist can tell you if you have any gum issues that might need extra attention. If you recognise yourself in the previously mentioned symptoms, it is worth making an appointment with one of our friendly dentists and having your gums checked at your trusted White Dental Clinic in Sydney. We are here to help.

We can explore the best treatment for any of your dental issues, including gum disease. We appreciate our patients’ busy nature and will ensure that the whole process doesn’t take longer than needed while at the same time, giving substantial results. If you are looking for an excellent periodontist to get your gum disease treated in Sydney, visit our Gordon or Chatswood clinic so we can refer you to a skilled periodontist.

We opened up our Gordon clinic after years of planning from our original clinic in Chatswood. This way, locals or nearby patients can visit our clinic and avail themselves of the same quality services that they could get in our Chatswood branch.

Our experienced dentists are all prepared to handle serious or minor dental concerns. They will also be assisted by our team of dental nurses who’ll make sure our patients are comfortable and relaxed during your appointments. If you’re interested to learn more, please contact us and book an appointment.

We ensure that our customers in Chatswood, Sydney, receive the best dental care. Our well-trained dentists will help you understand everything you need to know about periodontal diseases and the treatments that will help fight them off. Our courteous and friendly team will welcome you when you visit our clinic.

Our goal is to provide safe and efficient dental services to our customers in Sydney, ensuring that patients are happy and will return to our clinic for future dental care. If you are having any gum problems, please contact us and book an appointment.

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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