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Gum Disease Treatment
at Parramatta Dental Clinic
Healthy gums are the foundation to a strong smile. Without them, teeth lack the stability to set securely in the jaw. In fact, infected gum tissues lead to bone deterioration. As you might guess, periodontal disease is a serious condition that requires therapeutic care as soon as it’s diagnosed.
Symptoms of Periodontal Disease
Although things like tobacco use and smoking can mask symptoms of gum disease, be on the lookout for signs of:
• Gum recession
• Bad breath
• Gaps between teeth
• Tooth movement
• Tooth loss
During your exam, we’ll measure the gum attachment levels around each tooth to locate specific areas of tissue detachment. Your smile’s health is closely linked with your level of overall wellness. Signs of inflammation and bleeding inside of your mouth mean that your immune system is under strain. Active gum disease allows oral biofilm to spread into your circulatory system, airway and even lodge within blood vessels.
If left untreated, gum disease will ultimately lead to tooth and bone loss. Your facial structures will appear sunken-in due to a lack of support underneath. But your speech and eating habits will also change. Since periodontitis spreads from tooth to tooth, it should be treated as quickly as possible.
The Systemic Health Risk
Your smile’s health is closely linked with your level of overall wellness. Signs of inflammation and bleeding inside of your mouth mean that your immune system is under strain. Active gum disease allows oral biofilm to spread into your circulatory system, airway and even lodge within blood vessels.
The more severe your periodontal infection is, the greater the risk you have to suffer from Infertility, Erectile dysfunction, Diabetes, Pneumonia, Respiratory disease, Heart attack, Stroke, Preeclampsia and pre-term labour.
Since these conditions go hand-in-hand with the health of your mouth, therapeutic gum treatments can prove to be beneficial to your overall wellness. Studies show that combining periodontal therapy with other medical strategies makes it easier for diabetics to manage their blood glucose levels and couples to conceive more quickly.
Treatment for Gum Disease
Since periodontitis is caused by bacterial buildup under the gums, a scaling and root planing is necessary to remove calcified deposits. This deep scale helps restore a clean environment, where gums can heal and bone loss is halted.
In some cases, bone or gum grafts may also be needed. If the infection is severe, we may decide to place a local antibiotic inside of the diseased periodontal pocket.