Periodontal (Gum) Treatments in Mooloolah, QLD
If you have painful gums and sensitive teeth, you might have gum disease.
Recent research shows that gum disease is more dangerous than we initially imagined. Links exist between your oral health and your overall health that can have a serious effect on your life and wellbeing.
Chronic inflammatory conditions, like periodontitis, impact nearly every system of the body.
- Heart conditions
- Bronchitis and COPD
- Low birthweight babies
- Rheumatoid arthritis
- Alzheimer’s disease
- Certain types of cancer
By protecting your oral health and eliminating infection in the gums, you can support improved whole-body health.
How Does Gum Disease Develop?
In most cases, gum disease develops because of inadequate home or professional dental hygiene. Certain medications, medical conditions and complications that come with ageing also make it more difficult to take care of your teeth.
At Mooloolah Dental, we are never going to judge you or make you feel guilty. That’s not our style. Instead, we will help you regain your oral health by organising a manageable treatment plan with you in mind.
Periodontal Dental Cleanings
In the early stages of gum disease, called gingivitis, a focused dental cleaning may be enough to remove calculus and bacteria and promote healing. Early periodontal disease usually leaves gums inflamed and tender but is often reversible.
As gum disease advances into periodontitis, the fibres that connect the teeth and gums begin to loosen, and pockets develop. When left untreated, deep pockets may cause bone loss, tooth mobility and tooth loss.
Periodontitis is indicated by deep measurements between the teeth and gums, chronic bad breath and even tooth mobility. Recession of the gums can occur, exposing the root structure of your teeth and leading to sensitivity or dental decay in the roots, which is more difficult to treat.
Advanced periodontal disease will require a deep cleaning, or even a series of cleanings, to remove the build-up and bacteria that is causing inflammation. In some cases, surgery will promote faster healing and can save your teeth.
We ensure comfortable dental cleanings, no matter the level of care. By staying on top of your oral hygiene at home and keeping up with your maintenance programme, you can enjoy good oral health and protect your body.
If you have dental anxiety, we offer sedation dentistry and a local anaesthetic to make your periodontal treatment comfortable and to eliminate the fears that may have kept you from the dental clinic.
Clean Teeth and Fresh Breath Start Here
We invite you to get in touch with Mooloolah Dental to book an exam with our dentists. Their experience and gentle natures will make it easier to regain your oral health than you imagine.
Even if it has been a long time since your last dental appointment, it’s never too late to have a healthy smile.