Gum Disease Sunshine Coast

Periodontal Treatment in Sunshine Coast

Gingivitis indicates the initial stage of gum disease. Failure to take proper care of your oral health after gingivitis may result in severe gum disease, called periodontitis. Gum diseases are caused by plaque formation in the gum line and spaces between teeth. The plaque accumulates and hardens to form tartar or calculus over time.

At Maxicare Dental, we provide compassionate care for all dental issues, including gum diseases. Our experienced team promotes preventive dentistry to ensure you practise a good oral hygiene routine. It will safeguard your gum against gingivitis and periodontitis.

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What Causes Gum Disease?

Gum disease, or periodontitis or gingivitis, is a bacterial infection caused by microbial biofilm forming on the teeth and gums. It is an oral health condition in which the gum that frames and supports your teeth becomes swollen due to an accumulation of bacteria.

The leading cause of gum disease is poor oral hygiene. For example, suppose plaque builds up on the surface of your teeth due to not brushing regularly or thoroughly enough. In that case, it can build up bacteria beneath the gum line, resulting in inflammation and infection. Other risk factors for developing gum disease include genetics, smoking cigarettes, having certain medical conditions and being pregnant, as hormonal changes can make people more susceptible to bacterial infections.

Regular brushing and flossing can help prevent harmful bacterial growth, avoiding swollen gums that cause pain upon eating or speaking. Avoiding sugary snacks also helps keep gum tissue healthy. Sugar feeds bacteria inside the mouth resulting in greater risks for periodontal issues such as inflammation and tooth decay. Taking preventive steps now will ensure you have strong dental hygiene throughout life.

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What are the Signs of Gum Disease?

It’s essential to be aware of potential symptoms if you suspect you might have gum disease, such as:

  • Redness around the mouth.
  • Bleeding when brushing.
  • Receding gums.
  • Gum loss between your teeth.
  • Swelling or pain around your jaw area.
  • Bad breath or taste in your mouth.
  • Shifting teeth or loosening of crowns or fillings etc.
  • Pus, coming from between teeth when pressing gums around them.

It’s best practice to visit a dental professional for advice about any early warning signs because if left untreated, it may lead to further complications.

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Gum Disease Treatment at Maxicare Dental

Maxicare Dental offers quality gum or periodontal disease treatments. Using a range of innovative procedures, we strive to provide patients with relief from symptoms and improvetheir oral health. From scaling and root planning to deep cleaning – our team is dedicated to offering personalised treatment plans that ensure positive outcomes.

Gum disease has three stages. It starts slowly, then gradually attacks the gums and finally the bone. Our dentists can find gum disease at an early stage to prevent the condition from being worse.

During your check up our dentist will examine your teeth, gum, and tongue. If we find everything fine, we will thoroughly clean your mouth and remove plaque or tartar, if any.

However, if you have existing gum problems, we will do a thorough analysis of your oral condition to create a treatment plan for you. We may thoroughly clean your teeth and gum with specific instruments to remove tartar. Once tartar is removed, we recommend you follow a routine to ensure good oral hygiene.

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Reasons Why Sunshine Coast Locals Choose Us

Sunshine Coast and Kawana locals know they can count on us for the oral health care they need. Our experienced team is committed to providing standard gum disease treatment, ensuring every patient receives proper prevention and practical solutions with a personal touch. We understand that everyone’s needs differ and take pride in our ability to customise treatments accordingly – creating a healthy, beautiful smile for you.

Though there are many reasons why Sunshine Coast locals choose us for their gum disease treatments, some of them are:

  • Team of experienced dentists providing reliable solutions
  • Use to latest techniques and tools to offer a comfortable and pain-free treatment.
  • Flexible payment plans like HICAPS and after-pay options to make our quality service affordable for all.

Are you suffering from gum disease? Don’t wait around for it to worsen; contact us today and receive quality treatment. We strive to improve your smile with quality dental care solutions, so don’t hesitate – to take action now. Call us on (07) 5300 2803 and get a healthy mouth soon.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How much does it cost to fix gum disease?

The cost of treating gum disease depends on many factors, like the extent and severity of the infection, any existing dental conditions, which treatment your dentist recommends for you, etc.

For example, you may have to pay less to treat mild to moderate gum disease, including procedures like scaling and root planning than you may have to pay for a detailed deep cleaning.

More advanced and aggressive treatments could be more expensive depending on how long it takes to treat the infection. In addition, follow-up visits that may be necessary for monitoring progress may add up to your overall cost.

Moreover, our dentists can identify potential problems before they become too severe by visiting your dentist for regular check-ups. Finally, it will save you financially in the long run.

Are gum diseases curable?

Yes, gum diseases are generally curable with proper treatment and preventive measures. Gum disease is an oral health condition caused by bacteria that form plaque in the gums around your teeth. This plaque can cause the gums to become swollen, inflamed, and irritated when allowed to accumulate. If left untreated, it can lead to deep pockets developing between the teeth and gums, affecting the strength of your tooth’s foundation and eventually leading to tooth loss.

Fortunately, gum diseases are preventable with regular brushing and flossing, as well as professional dental cleanings designed to reduce unhealthy levels of plaque build-up. However, in more severe cases where periodontal pockets or infection has formed, you may require more advanced treatments such as scaling and root planning (SRP) or specialist therapy.

How do gum diseases impact my oral health?

Gum disease is caused by bacteria that build on the enamel of teeth and along the gumline. You can prevent and treat gum disease by seeking professional help. However, if you ignore the symptoms and leave them untreated, it can cause serious complications, including, receding gums, chronic bad breath, looseness in the teeth and tooth loss.

In addition, it affects both the gums and bones that support your teeth. As a result, you will feel discomfort when chewing food or pain when brushing or flossing.

What is a root planning procedure?

Root planning involves the removal of bacteria and calculus build-up around the root surfaces of teeth. It is a deep cleaning procedure that eliminates bacterial infection while smoothing out irregularities on the root surface so periodontal regeneration can begin.

This procedure aims to help reverse signs of gum disease, reduce pocket depths, promote healthier gums and bone tissue around your teeth, and prevent further damage.

Is it ever too late to fix a gum disease?

Is it ever too late to fix a gum disease?

No, it’s never too late to fix gum disease. With proper oral care and regular dental check-ups, the effects of gum disease can be reversed or improved. Gum disease is commonly caused by poor oral hygiene. It means that brushing and flossing your teeth twice daily can go a long way in protecting your gums. Additionally, ensuring you get enough vitamins A, C, and D to strengthen your immune system will help fight bacteria-causing gum infections.

Fixing gum disease is possible – no matter what stage you are at – but it must start with preventive measures such as good oral hygiene and regular visits to the dentist.

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At Maxicare Dental, your oral health is our top priority.

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