Getting over gum disease in Perth
Are your gums red, swollen or tender? Is chewing painful? Are you finding that you have persistent bad breath? All of these could be signs that you have gum disease. In Perth, Elite Perio is on hand to get your gums back to full health.
Why is it important to tackle gum disease?
Gum disease causes the gum tissue to become inflamed, leaving it feeling sensitive and sometimes causing it to bleed. As you’d expect this is an unpleasant sensation, which can make enjoying your food increasingly difficult.
If left untreated, gum disease can affect the bone around your teeth. Your gums will begin to detach from your teeth and shrink back, resulting in your teeth becoming loose and even falling out.
As if these dental consequences weren’t bad enough, gum disease is also linked to increased risks of heart disease, diabetes and stroke.
If you have gum disease in Perth it is vital that you get help to protect both your dental health and your overall wellbeing.
How can we help you with gum disease?
The first step is to find out the extent of your gum disease. We’ll measure the space between your gums and teeth, as well as how far back your gums have receded. We’ll examine the colour and firmness of your gums, in addition to checking the overall health of your teeth, which may involve taking x-rays.
Then comes treatment. Using specially designed equipment we will remove the bacteria that has caused your gum disease. When tackling bacteria in deeper pockets between your gums and teeth, we will make sure you remain comfortable by applying local anaesthetic. Once the procedure is complete, there is a period of healing of 8–12 weeks, during which time we’ll check to see that your gums are re-attaching to your teeth.
This level of treatment for gum disease in Perth may be all you need. However if your gum disease persists, we can offer surgical treatment to physically reposition the gums over the teeth.
Once your gum disease is resolved, we will continue to provide you with the care you need to stay in good dental health.