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Periodontal Treatment at Diggers Rest, Caroline Springs, Hillside, Taylors Lake and Sydenham

Periodontal treatment includes dental techniques to remove infection and restore health to damaged gum tissues. Gum disease can happen to anyone, as bacteria and debris can hide in hidden crevices between and around your teeth. Our team of compassionate dental professionals at Diggers Rest Dental House can help restore your oral health with gentle and effective periodontal treatment so you can smile again.

Gum Disease and Periodontitis

Periodontal Treatment near Caroline Springs, Hillside, Taylors Lake and Sydenham - Diggers Rest Dental House

Gum Disease and Periodontitis

Gum disease is an all-encompassing name for inflammation of the gingiva, or commonly called the gums. It may be caused by bacteria from excessive plaque buildup, smoking, nutritional deficiencies, prescription medications or heredity. Inflammation is from an infection that spreads out of control and can cause symptoms like gum bleeding, bad breath and eventually tooth loss. Periodontitis is the formal word for gum disease and has various stages, depending on how advanced the infection is.

Healthy gum tissue is light pink, but may become darker pink as infection sets in. An early stage of periodontitis is called gingivitis and is characterised by inflammation, dark pink or red gums and possible swelling. As periodontitis progresses, the infection gets worse as do the symptoms. The final result may be tooth loss and bone deterioration. The following are some general symptoms of gum disease:

Bad breath
Gums that bleed when brushing
Excessive plaque buildup on teeth
Swollen and dark pink gum tissue
Receding gums
Gum and possible tooth pain while eating or brushing
The early stages of periodontitis are easiest to treat and can be reversed. However, later stages of periodontitis require more extensive treatment and advanced stages of infection may require surgical periodontal treatment. Fortunately, we have the tools to treat all stages of periodontitis and are specially trained in techniques that can help restore your oral health. If you have lost teeth due to periodontitis, we may be able to treat your gums and help you with appropriate replacements for your teeth.

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Symptoms of the Stages of Periodontitis

Periodontitis is a progressive infection that gets worse if left untreated. While there may be several factors involved in getting a gum infection, the progress is the same for all. Symptoms range from pain to bleeding gums and tooth loss. If left untreated for an extended period, the infection can spread throughout the body and affect your organs and lead to health issues. Getting periodontitis treatment as soon as possible can reverse the course of the disease and get your oral health back on track. The following are the stages of periodontitis and the symptoms that go with each.


is the early stage of gum infection and is very treatable. It may include swollen, inflamed gums and bad breath. Your teeth may bleed when brushing.

Early Stage Periodontitis

takes hold as gingivitis progresses without treatment. In this stage, pockets may begin forming around the teeth that can trap food particles and harmful bacteria, causing the infection to spread even quicker. In this stage, bad breath takes hold and inflammation becomes more painful as gums swell and pull away from the teeth. Brushing may become a problem with more bleeding and pain.

Moderate Stage Periodontitis

takes hold as the infection spreads deeper into the gum tissue. Supporting bone can begin to deteriorate, which is noticed as teeth become loose. Gums recede further from the teeth as they become more inflamed and painful. Gum tissue becomes more sensitive to brushing and easily bleeds.

Advanced Stage Periodontitis

is the late stage of gum disease and is characterised by gum abscesses close to the teeth. Noticeable spreading of the gums away from teeth and teeth separation takes place, as brushing becomes more difficult with loose teeth and bleeding gums.
If you have periodontitis, we can treat it at any stage. But first, you have to make the decision to come in and allow us to help. We will treat you with dignity and compassion to stop the pain, treat the infection and do our best to restore your oral health.

Periodontal Treatment at Diggers Rest Dental House

Periodontal Treatment - Caroline Springs, Hillside, Taylors Lake and Sydenham - Diggers Rest Dental House

Periodontal Treatment at Diggers Rest Dental House

Treatment will vary for each patient and will depend upon the current stage of gum disease and other dental problems that may be present. We will do a full dental exam with x-rays to discover the extent of the infection to help us form a customised treatment plan. Our goal is our patient’s comfort and oral health and we will do all we can to alleviate pain and ensure your dental visits for periodontal treatment are as low-stress and comfortable as possible. The following are the steps for periodontitis treatment:
Once we determine the stage of periodontitis you have, we will have discussed a treatment path with you
Teeth will be professionally cleaned with special tools to remove calcified plaque buildup on teeth, which will give your gums room to begin healing; cleaning may require 1-2 office visits
Advanced stage periodontitis may require surgery to help remove plaque and infected gum tissue
Severe cases of periodontitis may require a soft tissue graft or gum tissue regeneration, which can help prevent further gum recession and restore gum tissue
Your dentist may prescribe a specialised medicated mouthwash to help continue the reduction of infection and reduce inflammation
You will receive customised guidelines to follow at home to ensure a quick and safe recovery
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Prevent Periodontitis

You can prevent periodontitis with daily oral hygiene, regular dental checkups and regular professional teeth cleaning. If you had or have gingivitis or early-stage periodontitis, it may be reversed without long-term problems by following your dentist’s suggestions. The following are some tips to help prevent periodontitis now and in the future:

Brush your teeth with a soft to medium bristle toothbrush at least twice each day
Brush your teeth for at least two minutes, but do not brush too aggressively which may damage gum tissue
Clean your brush after each use and store it in an upright position
Replace your toothbrush every three months
Floss daily or use a water irrigator to clean between and around teeth

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Schedule an Appointment Today

If you have periodontitis or want to prevent it, call us today and schedule a dental exam. We will do a full assessment of your oral health and create a treatment plan with your needs in mind. Our skilled staff can help your gums heal and together, we will get your oral health back on track.

Disclaimer: The material posted is for informational purposes only and is not intended to substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Results vary with each patient. Any dental procedure carries risks and benefits. If you have any specific questions about any dental and/or medical matter, you should consult your dentist, physician or other professional healthcare providers.

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