Our dental team are experienced in diagnosing and treating gum disease at all stages.
Types of Gum Disease
Gum disease is a common oral health issue that can affect anyone. Understanding the various types of gum disease is crucial for early detection and effective treatment.
Gingivitis is the mildest form of gum disease and represents inflammation of the gingiva (gums). It is primarily caused by the accumulation of plaque on the teeth, which contains bacteria that irritate the gum tissue.
The early signs of gingivitis include red, swollen, and tender gums that may bleed easily, especially during brushing or flossing. Fortunately, gingivitis is reversible with proper oral hygiene and regular dental cleanings.
If left untreated, it can progress to more advanced stages of gum disease.
Periodontitis is a more severe form of gum disease that occurs when gingivitis is not treated promptly.
In periodontitis, the infection spreads below the gum line, causing the gums to pull away from the teeth and form periodontal pockets. Bacteria accumulate in these pockets, leading to further inflammation and damage to the bone and connective tissues that support the teeth. As the condition progresses, the pockets deepen, and the supporting structures of the teeth become compromised. This can eventually lead to tooth loss if not properly managed.
Periodontitis requires professional treatment, such as scaling and root planing (deep cleaning), antibiotic therapy, and in severe cases, surgical intervention.
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Gum Disease Solutions at Coolamon Dental Centre
Our dental team are experienced in treating all stages of gum disease. We offer a comprehensive array of treatment options, from deep cleaning to medications, surgery, and ongoing maintenance, all tailored to restore your gum health and enhance your smile.
Diagnosing Gum Disease
At Coolamon Dental Centre, our skilled dentists employ a thorough diagnostic approach to identify gum disease and its severity accurately. The diagnosis typically involves:
Our dental team will visually inspect your gums for signs of inflammation, redness, swelling, and bleeding. They will also examine your teeth for plaque and tartar buildup.
Using a small dental probe, we measure the depth of the spaces between your gums and teeth (periodontal pockets). Deeper pockets may indicate advanced gum disease, as healthy gums typically have shallow pockets.
X-rays play a vital role in diagnosing gum disease. They allow us to assess the condition of the bone supporting your teeth and identify any bone loss, a critical indicator of periodontal disease.
What our patients say
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