Gum Disease and Periodontal Treatment

Periodontal disease treatment

Stop gum disease in its tracks and help keep your teeth for life, with Surfers Paradise Dental Centre's proven strategies for the prevention and treatment of periodontitis.

Periodontitis, medical 'speak' for advanced gum disease, is a leading cause of premature tooth loss. It can also impact significantly on your overall health and wellbeing because the bacteria which causes gum disease is linked to increased risk of conditions such as heart disease and diabetes.

Our highly experienced team at Surfers Paradise Dental Centre (SPDC) has a very strong track record in effectively treating and preventing all forms of periodontitis, also known as periodontal disease.

Signs of periodontal disease include:

  • Tender, swollen, painful or bleeding gums
  • Gum shrinkage, exposing parts of the teeth not otherwise seen
  • Loose or shifting teeth
  • Continuing bad breathe or an off taste in the mouth
  • Abscesses on the gums or between teeth
  • Dentures no longer fitting properly

If left unchecked, periodontal disease can, with time, cause gums to recede from the teeth and result in teeth becoming loose, falling out or requiring extraction. None of these need occur with the help of our experienced team at SPDC.

SPDC's skilled dentists have a range of proven strategies to combat even the most severe cases of periodontal disease with treatments that include:

  1. Scaling and Root Planning - use of specialized dental instruments to physically clean and remove plaque and calculus (the build up of which causes gum disease) from above and below the gum line
  2. Reshaping or replacing fillings that are contributing towards the gum disease
  3. Antibiotics in some cases
  4. Special oral hygiene instructions for the ongoing care and control of gum disease

Periodontal disease treatment may require one or several appointments with your SPDC dentist, depending on your specific needs. But make no mistake - they will give you the best possible chance of retaining your natural teeth for as long as possible.

As an added bonus, SPDC's periodontal disease treatments will also have your teeth looking and feeling clean and wonderfully smooth, radiating health and vitality. With SPDC at your service you'll feel totally secure knowing you're in good hands!

Call us today on (07) 5597 2100 and discover the difference a quality dentist makes.

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