Specialist Periodontal Treatment
What is Periodontal (Gum) Disease?
Periodontal disease is an inflammatory disease caused by bacterial infection. It is a common infectious disease and, left untreated, can result in tooth loss. It is the most common cause of tooth loss in modern society, mainly because it is often present without any pain. Bleeding gums, foul mouth odour, and loose and drifting teeth are all signs of potential underlying periodontal disease.
Periodontal Health Affects Your Overall Health
There is increasing scientific evidence that poor oral health, especially the extent and severity of periodontal disease, increases the risk of various systemic medical conditions. This includes links to diabetes and coronary heart disease. These associations have been demonstrated, and ongoing research continues to investigate the potential benefits arising from improved oral health through healthy gums.
Our Approach to Periodontal Treatment
We specialise in providing multiple options for periodontal issues but use a conservative approach in recommending treatment.
We only suggest surgery when necessary and often use non-surgical therapy for early-stage periodontal disease and as a preparation method for more severe cases requiring surgery. In cases where surgical intervention is required, the preparation we ask you to do will improve your oral hygiene before any periodontal procedure.
We always put patient comfort first. We use local anaesthesia and sometimes conscious sedation to help you relax during treatment.
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Benefits of Periodontal Treatment
As with other types of dentistry, treating periodontal issues offers advantages to your health. These are just some of the ways effective periodontal treatment can help you.
Possible Indicators For Periodontal Treatment
There are some signs and symptoms you should watch out for, as they may indicate the presence of gum disease.
Dry Mouth Syndrome
Dry mouth syndrome, also known as xerostomia, is a dry, uncomfortable feeling in your mouth that results from a decrease in saliva. Although sometimes challenging to treat, many different approaches can be considered in managing this condition.
Oral cancer is a malignant growth that affects any part of the oral cavity, including the lips, upper or lower jaw, tongue, gums, cheeks, or throat. Early diagnosis and treatment of these or any suspected lesions is prudent.
If you have concerns about your teeth, gums, throat, cheeks, or neck, make sure to speak with your dental team. They can then devise an appropriate treatment plan that is customised to your needs.