An infection or inflammation of the gums is a sign of gum disease or Periodontitis. If you feel tender, experience bleeding or see that your gums are inflamed, we recommend that you see your dentist as soon as possible to begin your periodontitis treatment. This will minimise the pain and damage caused by gum disease.
How do I know if I need treatment?
Gum disease treatment can be required for a few different symptoms, this includes:
Puffy, bleeding or painful gums.
Receding gums or loose pockets surrounding your teeth.
Ongoing bad breath or taste in your mouth.
Wobbly or drifting teeth.
What is the treatment for gum disease?
Gum disease treatment options include:
Scaling, which means removing any plaque build-up from above and below your gums.
Root debridement, which means removing plaque and tartar deposits on the tooth root.
Working on brushing, flossing and general at-home dental care.
In severe cases, assessing whether you need specialist hum disease treatment.
To have your teeth and gums professionally checked, please make an appointment at your earliest convenience.
Hard to find time for an appointment to suit your working hours? We offer appointments outside general business hours and on weekends.