Gum Disease

Gum disease involves infection, swelling or soreness of the tissues surrounding the teeth. When left untreated, gum diseases can eventually become a great threat to your oral health. There are two forms of gum diseases such as gingivitis and periodontal diseases. If you live in Fawkner or are suffering from any form of gum diseases, you can approach A1 Dental Clinic for effective treatments.

What is Gingivitis and Periodontal Disease?

Gingivitis is associated with inflammation of the gums around the teeth. The gums become swollen and start to bleed while brushing. When gingivitis is not treated, it becomes worse and leads to periodontal disease. There are several types of periodontal disease which can affect the gums and bone supporting the teeth.

What Causes Gum Diseases?

Gum diseases are caused by the buildup of plaque (a film of bacteria) on the surface of the gums and teeth. While many of the bacteria are harmless, a few of them are proven to be the main causes of gum disease. In order to prevent and treat gum diseases, you must remove all the plaque from the surface of your teeth by brushing and flossing every day.

Signs of Symptoms of Gum Diseases:

  • Bad breath
  • Gum abscesses
  • Gum recession
  • Sensitive teeth
  • Wobbly teeth

How To Treat Gum Diseases?

If you experience any of these symptoms, you can approach the dentists at A1 Dental Clinic. We will scale and polish your teeth above and below the gums to remove any plaque or tartar using a handheld instrument. We will also recommend a mouthwash that helps to prevent the formation of plaque. If you have a very serious infection, our dentist will suggest a course of antibiotics. We will also arrange regular check-ups to detect the problem at an early stage.

Call 0421 438 238 and schedule an appointment for a screening and consultation with A1 Dental Clinic.

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