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Gum Disease & Gingivitis Treatment

Older woman holding cheeks smilingGum disease is a common condition that affects many people, and if left untreated, it can lead to serious health problems. At our dental practice, we offer effective treatment options to help prevent and treat gum disease and gingivitis.

Understanding Gum Disease and Gingivitis

Gum disease, or periodontal disease, is a condition that occurs when the gums become inflamed and infected due to a buildup of plaque and bacteria. Gingivitis is the early stage of gum disease, characterised by red, swollen, and bleeding gums. If left untreated, it can progress to more severe forms of periodontal disease that can cause tooth loss and other complications.

Prevention and Treatment Options

The most effective way to prevent and treat gum disease is through good oral hygiene habits such as regular brushing, flossing, and dental checkups. Our dental team can provide guidance on proper brushing and flossing techniques, as well as recommendations for oral care products such as toothbrushes, toothpaste, and mouthwash.

In some cases, treatment may be necessary to remove plaque and bacteria from below the gum line and promote healing of the gums. Common treatments for gum disease and gingivitis may include scaling and root planing (deep cleaning), antibiotic therapy, and surgical procedures such as flap surgery or bone and tissue grafts.

Our dental team will evaluate the severity of the gum disease and determine the best course of treatment based on the individual needs of the patient. Patients should be advised that untreated gum disease can lead to more serious health problems such as heart disease, stroke, and diabetes, making it important to seek prompt treatment.

Patients are encouraged to schedule regular dental checkups to detect and treat gum disease early, before it can cause irreversible damage to the teeth and gums.

Contact Us Today

If you have questions or concerns about gum disease and gingivitis treatment, our dental practice is here to help. Contact us to learn more or to schedule an appointment with our experienced team.



Gum Disease & Gingivitis Treatment Hervey Bay QLD | (07) 4125 5099