Healthy teeth are supported by healthy gums that should be pale pink, firm to the touch and which should fit snugly around your teeth. Good gum health is essential if you want to enjoy healthy teeth for life, but gum disease, called periodontal disease is a common problem.
Periodontal disease is a bacterial infection normally caused by poor oral hygiene. When the gums become infected they are more likely to bleed frequently, may feel painful to touch and will look puffy and red. However, sometimes the early signs of periodontal disease are difficult to detect, which is why regular checkups are so important.
You can schedule a checkup online or by calling us on (03) 9467 6759. Our practice is located at Suite 5, Level 1, 20 Scholar Drive, Bundoora VIC 3083.
When you visit us here at New Age Dental, we can detect the earliest signs of periodontal disease during your regular checkups. At this stage treatment is often quite straightforward. Sometimes all that is required is a normal scale and polish as this removes hardened plaque from your teeth which is a substance called calculus, removing the bacteria that cause periodontal disease. If the infection is more established, we can deep clean your gums during a treatment called scaling and root planing. This can be highly effective in helping to restore gum health. Afterwards, it’s vital to maintain a good oral hygiene routine. This will give your gums a chance to fully heal and will hopefully prevent a recurrence of this disease.