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Gum Disease Treatment at Bondi Dental

If your gums are tender and bleeding you could be suffering from gum disease. Treatment at Bondi Dental will halt its progress and restore good oral health.

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Gum Disease Treatment

How gum disease occurs

Gum disease is caused by bacteria contained within the plaque. In its very early stages, gum disease or gingivitis can be treated at home by brushing and flossing thoroughly and regularly each day. If this doesn’t help, then a professional clean to remove hardened plaque will usually do the trick.

More advanced forms of gum disease (periodontitis) are harder to treat and are thought to be linked to other medical conditions such as heart disease and stroke. Our experienced Dentists have a number of non-surgical and surgical dental options that can help.

Why is periodontitis such a big deal

Periodontitis causes the gums to recede and pockets to form between the teeth. These enable further bacteria to collect in the space. This, in turn, can lead to bone erosion and eventually, tooth loss.

If you have severe gum disease, we can help. Treatment may involve a number of surgical and non-surgical procedures including;

• Scaling and root planing (SRP) therapy
• Bone grafting
• Crown lengthening
• Pocket reduction procedures
• Regenerative gum grafting treatments

Our experienced Dentists will discuss your gum disease treatment options and what they involve during a consultation. Call us on (02) 9159 6957 or request an appointment online.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

What causes gum disease?
One of the main culprits of gum disease is plaque. Every time we partake in foods or drinks it leaves behind a sticky residue called plaque. This sits on the surface of the teeth and gums and is loaded with bacteria. If it isn’t removed daily through brushing, plaque will build up and harden. This is known as tartar or calculus.

Unfortunately, tartar cannot be removed by normal brushing alone. The longer it sits on the gum line, the more it attacks and weakens the gums. This is why it’s important to visit our hygienists regularly to get it removed.

What happens after gum disease treatment?

We will monitor your gums and teeth on a regular basis to look for signs of problems but this should be combined with regular and proper brushing and flossing at home.