Gum disease can lead to serious complications if left untreated. Often referred to as periodontal disease, gum disease can often go unnoticed, presenting with little to no symptoms or, in many cases, present with symptoms that are overlooked.
For example, many people notice blood after brushing and flossing and think that it’s normal when it could actually be a sign of gum disease. Early detection and treatment of gum disease can save you from further complications down the road.
Signs You Might Have Gum Disease
Some signs and symptoms of gum disease can include:
- Red or swollen gums
- Gum recession (teeth may appear elongated)
- Pus pockets forming around your gum line
- Bad breath that doesn’t go away after brushing your teeth
- Teeth seem to shift or become loose
- Tooth loss
With gum disease, the condition is too often caught too late. By the time it is noticed, gum disease could be too advanced to do anything but manage the condition with little to no chance of curing the problem. Without gum disease treatment, periodontal disease can lead to further decay, damage and even tooth loss.
Treatment for Gum Disease
Early Detection: In its early stages, it can be difficult to recognise the signs of gum disease. During your check-ups, your dentist will inspect your gums for any sign of disease to ensure it is found and treated early on. Preventing gum disease or ensuring early gum disease treatment are important reasons to prioritise regular teeth cleaning with your dentist.
Gum Disease Treatments: Depending on the stage, gum disease is treated in different ways. In its early stages (gingivitis), treatment can be as simple as thoroughly cleaning the teeth and removing the buildup of tartar.
Periodontitis, more advanced gum disease, could require a more complex treatment plan, including scaling and root planing below the gumline. When it comes to managing gum disease, you want to know that your oral health is in the hands of dentists you can trust, like our team here at TCare Dental Centre.
Keep Your Gums Healthy With TCare Dental Centre
TCare Dental Centre provides you with gum disease treatments to help manage periodontal disease at any stage. Whether the disease has just set in and been caught in its early stages or has progressed and needs serious treatment, we can help.
We are proud to be members of the Australian Dental Association (ADA) and an accredited dental practice by Quality Innovation Performance (QIP), making us a reliable dental practice to care for your gums and other oral health needs.
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