Are you taking good care of your gums?
Gum care is essential for healthy gums and bone which help support your teeth and protect their roots against bacteria. If your gums become infected or start to recede, this can damage your teeth or even lead to tooth loss. That’s why it’s important to take care of your gums and see your dentist if you notice anything unusual.
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Call us on (02) 8084 7170 to book an appointment with our dentists at our Sydney periodontal services centre, Erskineville. Our friendly team will respond to you within 1 business day.
What is gum disease?
There are two main stages to gum disease:
Gingivitis is the early stage, when the gum tissue is irritated but not damaged. Your gums may look red or swollen, feel sensitive, or bleed when you brush your teeth. Gingivitis can usually be treated by improving your oral hygiene or having professional cleaning and scaling treatments at your dentist.
Periodontitis is the advanced stage of gum disease. By this stage, bacteria may have formed pockets in the gums, damaging the supporting structures of your teeth. This can cause teeth to loosen or even fall out. Your dentist will try to remove the infection with deep scaling or root planing treatments and may recommend other treatments to repair or restore damaged or missing teeth.
Treating gum disease can be done using a mixture of careful brushing and deep cleaning. Brushing gums alongside teeth helps ensure that blood vessels are open and that gums remain shiny and pink. It stimulates biofilm beneath the gums. Dentists perform deep cleaning to remove plaque and tartar from the gums. Doing this allows the gums to breathe and will reduce any inflammation present.
How much does gum care cost?
The dentist cost will vary in Sydney. We offer a check-up and clean for $209 at Sydney Park Dental in Erskineville, Sydney NSW. This includes professional teeth cleaning, scaling to remove plaque and fluoride treatment. Talk to the friendly team at our Sydney dental practice to find out more. For more info on our periodontist dentist services please contact us.