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Gum Disease Treatment at Smilemakers

When it comes to your oral health, your gums are just as important as your teeth. They serve as the anchor for your pearly whites and if they aren’t healthy, your teeth will be compromised, too. At Smilemakers, we provide care for your full mouth, including treatment for gum disease.

How Gum Disease Affects Your Smile

Illustration of the stages of gum diseaseYour gums cover the root of your teeth and the jawbone. They’re responsible for attaching your teeth to bone. If they are inflamed or become weakened, you can end up losing your teeth.

Gum disease is the inflammation of the gums or periodontal tissue. In the first stage, called gingivitis, it is reversible. In the later stage, which is referred to as periodontal disease, the condition can only be managed, not reversed.

The Relation to Your Overall Health

You may not even know that you have gum disease, as there is usually no pain involved. It can easily be missed if you don’t take care of your smile or have missed your regular dental checkups.

If you don’t get the attention you need, you’re at risk of some serious complications. Your teeth can be lost, which will affect your ability to eat and speak. The bacteria that cause periodontal disease can enter your bloodstream and reach your heart. In turn, you will have a greater risk of stroke. There is also a connection between gum disease and diabetes.

The Symptoms of Gum Disease

There are some common signs that you may have gum disease, such as:

  • Bad breath, which may indicate an abscess
  • Bleeding after brushing your teeth
  • Gums that pull away from teeth
  • Sensitivity to hot or cold
  • Swollen gums that look enlarged or reddish

Benefit From Our Laser Dentistry

Why should you opt for laser treatment instead of traditional surgery? Our Fotona Lightwalker dental laser can be used to address your periodontal disease. Periodontal therapy is better than ever thanks to the precision technology involved. Bacteria is killed in the affected gum tissue while the growth of health tissue is promoted. The bone will undergo faster healing, and results are long-lasting.

Your investment of time and money will be well worth it. In total, periodontal therapy won’t take more than two hours. Two follow-ups are needed to ensure we have taken care of your gum disease. We’ll outline a strict oral hygiene regimen so that it doesn’t return.

Reverse Your Gum Disease

By catching gum disease in the early stages, it is completely curable. It’s vital that you see the dentist every six months so that any potential problems with your teeth and gums can be caught and addressed straightaway. Contact us today to learn more about gum disease treatment Madeley! We have same-day bookings available.
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Gum Disease Treatment Madeley, Marangaroo, Landsdale, Darch WA | (08) 9309 4977