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Gum Disease Treatment

Gum disease treatment at Oakleigh Smiles can address all forms of gum infection ranging from simple, swollen gums to more serious conditions such as decaying and loosening of the tooth from its socket.
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Gum Disease Prevention and Treatment

Bacteria from plaque cause gum disease or gingivitis. Early signs include bad breath, bleeding gums, and sensitive teeth. Good oral health can usually be restored with better brushing and flossing techniques at home. But if this is not enough, it’s best to visit our clinic in Oakleigh South for gum disease treatment.

If gingivitis is left untreated, it can advance to severe periodontal disease that can affect the bone surrounding the tooth and eventually cause tooth loss. At Oakleigh Smiles, we have non-surgical and surgical treatment options that can help.


What causes gum disease?

The main cause of gum disease is plaque. Eating food leaves a sticky substance behind called plaque, which often builds up along the gum line. Plaque is full of bacteria that irritate the gums, causing inflammation in the gum tissue around the base of the teeth (gingival); Hence the term gingivitis. Patients can effectively remove plaque and avoid gum disease by brushing their teeth thoroughly.

What happens after gum disease treatment?

After getting a professional dental cleaning to treat gingivitis, patients must continue with preventive dental care at home. The dentist may also recommend an antibacterial mouthwash to swish away bacteria. Regular three-month cycles for check-up and cleaning at the dental clinic may also be recommended to maintain good oral health.

How can I prevent gum disease?
Maintain good oral health through proper hygiene practices and visit our dental centre in Oakleigh South for gum disease prevention. This is done through routine check-ups and teeth cleaning, which can also help prevent other oral problems like tooth decay.
How do I know if I have periodontal disease?
This is the advanced form of gum disease and usually presents with gums that have pulled away from the teeth or teeth that are very sensitive. More severe periodontal problems can cause teeth to loosen because bacteria have eaten away the bone around the teeth, leaving them with no support.
What are the treatments for periodontal disease?
At our Oakleigh South practice, treatments involve tooth scaling and root planing to thoroughly clean underneath the gums and remove bacteria. However, periodontal disease is irreversible as it affects the bone. So treatment is focused on preventing its progression.
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Are your gums healthy?

At Oakleigh Smiles, our gum disease treatment and other dental services are centred on prevention so you and your family can maintain a healthy and beautiful smile. Book today to learn more.

Note: Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding, you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner.

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