Gum disease is a serious oral health concern. Currently, 23% of the Australian population has moderate or severe periodontitis (gum disease). If you have been told by your dentist that you have gum disease, acting fast is important. The sooner you seek treatment, the better your chances of saving your teeth. Speak to our friendly and professional dentists at Dentists of Ivanhoe to discuss your treatment plan when it comes to your gums.
Stress, smoking, poor oral hygiene and many other health-related issues can cause periodontitis. While it can be prevented, unfortunately it cannot be cured – only professionally managed. This is why it’s so important to catch it in its early stages.
Periodontitis is an inflammation of the tissues that hold your teeth in place, brought on by plaque that builds up on the teeth. It causes irreversible damage to your bone structure around your teeth. At the final stage, it may lead to premature tooth loss.
At our state-of-the-art clinic in Ivanhoe, you are left in excellent hands when it comes to periodontal treatment. First, we will thoroughly evaluate the condition of your gums with a clinical exam and x-rays.
Then, we treat your periodontitis using instruments to flush out the gum pockets and remove tartar and other toxins from the root of the affected tooth. Depending on the severity, this process may require many appointments.
With supportive care therapy, we will make sure you’re doing your best with plaque control at home. And, if we manage to get the gum disease under control, we’ll move onto the maintenance phase, where you’ll be scheduled to see your dentist and hygienist every 3-4 months.
Don’t delay it any longer: prevent further damage to the supporting tissue around the teeth and accurately monitor the progression of your gum disease with Dentists of Ivanhoe. With payment plans and after-hours appointments, let us help you. Contact us today to make your appointment.