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Gum Treatments

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21 Princes Highway, Norlane, VIC 3214

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Gum Treatments Norlane Geelong

There are several treatments for gum disease depending on its severity, how you may have reacted to earlier treatments, and your overall wellness.

Symptoms of Gum Disease

Gum disease is considered a silent disease because pain does not always characterise warning signs.

See your Norlane dentist if you have:

  • Red, swollen, or tender gums
  • Bleeding gums when you brush your teeth
  • Loose teeth
  • Persistent bad breath
  • A bad taste in your mouth
  • Gum abscesses
  • Receding gums

Treatments range from nonsurgical treatments that control bacterial growth to surgery to restore surrounding tissues.

Professional dental cleans

During a typical check-up, your dentist or dental hygienist will remove the plaque and tartar from the gum line of all teeth.

If you have some symptoms of gum disease, your dentist may recommend professional dental cleaning more than twice a year.

Dental cleans are not a treatment for active gum disease. They are an important preventive measure that can help you stop its progression.

Scaling and root planing

This is a deep-cleaning procedure performed under a local anaesthetic, in which plaque and tartar from the gum line are scraped away and rough spots on the tooth root smoothened out.

Smoothing the rough areas removes bacteria and provides a good surface for the gums to reattach to the teeth. Scaling and root planing is performed if your dentist or periodontist detects, under the gums, plaque and calculus that need to be removed.

Periodontal Surgery

If you have severe periodontal disease, you may need further treatment, such as periodontal surgery.

In some cases, removing the affected tooth is required.

Your Norlane dentist will tell you about the procedure needed and how it’s performed.

If you’re having surgery or root planing, you may be given antibiotics (medication to treat infections). Your dentist will inform you whether this is needed.

Certain gum diseases can be prevented by following a good oral hygiene routine.

Good oral hygiene involves:

  • brushing your teeth twice a day
  • using a fluoride toothpaste
  • flossing your teeth daily before brushing your teeth
  • not smoking
  • regularly visiting your Norlane dentist – at least once every six months, but more frequently if necessary

Are special preparations required before treatment for gum disease?

Your dentist can conduct most procedures in the office. The duration to perform the procedures, your level of discomfort, and recovery period vary from patient to patient.

Other factors are the type and scope of the procedure and your overall wellness. Local anaesthesia to numb the area may be given before some treatments. If needed, medication may be given to help you relax.

Gum Treatments in Norlane Geelong

Gum diseases are serious dental problems. Our dental team at Norlane Dental Aesthetics and Implants provides safe and effective gum disease treatments for everyone in Norlane and the surrounding communities.

Gum Treatments in Norlane Geelong

For more information about gum diseases and their treatments in Norlane, call us on (03) 5278 2666 or request your appointment online.

We are located at 21 Princes Highway in Norlane.

Frequently Asked Questions

What causes gum disease?
Causes of gum diseases include smoking and poor dental hygiene. Also, there are risk factors you might not be able to control, like genetics, age and underlying diseases like diabetes or heart disease.
How can I prevent gum disease?
Having good oral hygiene and seeing your dentist twice a year can help prevent gum disease. Quit smoking if you currently smoke.
Are gum diseases treatable?
Gum diseases are both preventable and treatable. Modern periodontal treatments offer a variety of options that are gentle, safe, and effective.

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