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Gums + Periodontal Disease

Comprehensive Gum Disease Treatment in Balmain – Prevent, Treat, and Maintain Healthy Gums

At Balmain Dentist, we know that maintaining healthy gums is an essential part of good oral health. Unfortunately, gum disease is a common condition that affects many people. Fortunately, our experienced team of dentists can help you diagnose, treat, and prevent gum disease to keep your gums healthy and your smile bright.

What is gum disease?

Gum disease, also known as periodontal disease, is a condition that affects the gums and the bone that supports your teeth. It’s caused by bacteria that grow in the plaque and tartar that accumulate on your teeth and gums. If left untreated, gum disease can cause gum recession, tooth loss, and other serious dental problems.

Signs and symptoms of gum disease:

  • Red, swollen, or tender gums
  • Bleeding gums when brushing or flossing
  • Receding gums
  • Persistent bad breath
  • Loose or shifting teeth
  • Changes in the way your teeth fit together when you bite

If you’re experiencing any of these symptoms, it’s important to seek dental care right away. Our experienced dentists will diagnose the cause of your symptoms and determine the best course of treatment for you.

Treatment for gum disease:

The type of treatment you need will depend on the severity of your gum disease. Mild cases of gum disease can often be treated with a thorough cleaning and improved oral hygiene habits. More advanced cases may require scaling and root planning, a deep cleaning procedure that removes bacteria from beneath the gums. In some cases, surgery may be necessary to remove damaged tissue and promote gum and bone regeneration.

Preventing gum disease:

Preventing gum disease starts with good oral hygiene habits. Be sure to brush your teeth twice a day, floss daily, and visit your dentist regularly for check-ups and cleanings. Additionally, avoid smoking, limit your consumption of sugary and acidic foods and drinks, and maintain a healthy diet.

At Balmain Dentist, we’re committed to helping our patients maintain healthy gums and a bright, healthy smile. If you’re experiencing symptoms of gum disease or have concerns about your oral health, don’t hesitate to call our Balmain dental practice. We proudly serve patients from Balmain, Rozelle, Drummoyne, and beyond.