Gum Disease Cure Sunshine Coast

The two types of gum disease that you may hear your dentist speak to you about are gingivitis (gum disease) and periodontitis (gum and bone disease).

Gingivitis is a progressive disease that in the early stages may go undetected. The first indications are usually bleeding when you brush or floss, and puffiness in the gums. Because this is usually painless, most people are unaware that they have a problem. At this point, a professional clean with a hygienist combined with regular brushing and flossing can usually stop the infection.

Untreated gingivitis may lead to periodontitis. Essentially, the gum and bone that hold your teeth in place rots away. This causes bad breath and eventually teeth can get wobbly and fall out. Recent research reveals that periodontal disease can be a serious threat to your health. It has been associated with increase risk of heart disease, premature births and low birth weight babies, stroke, diabetes, osteoporosis and respiratory infections.

Gum Disease Treatment

Patients with active gum disease see one of our lovely hygienists for treatment. The condition of the gums are assessed and a combination of techniques are used to ensure your teeth are cleaned professionally and thoroughly. A closely monitored hygiene program and education are the keys to successful gum disease treatment.