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Periodontal Therapy in Burleigh Heads

Gum Care Burleigh HeadsHave you ever been told that you have gum or periodontal disease? This common dental condition affects the integrity of your teeth, by impacting the way soft tissues and bone structures connect to and support them. If severe, gum disease can cause so much bone loss that teeth become mobile and fall out.

The Oral-Systemic Connection

Active gum disease can strain your body’s immune system, increasing the risk of health problems such as

  • Heart attack, stroke and cardiovascular disease
  • Premature birth and low birth weight in infants
  • Infertility
  • Pneumonia
  • Diabetes

Practicing good oral hygiene and actively treating gum disease isn’t just good for your teeth; it’s beneficial to your entire body.

Causes of Periodontal Disease

Gum disease doesn’t develop overnight. It starts out as gingivitis, which is the body’s response to plaque biofilm left along the gumlines for too long. When plaque isn’t cleaned away through proper brushing and flossing, it can calcify into tartar. Routine cleans lift tartar away, making gingivitis easy to manage and reverse.

When tartar goes untouched, it leads to a further progression of a gum infection. Slowly, gingivitis turns into active gum disease, which causes gum detachment and bone loss down the roots of the teeth. Ultimately, other symptoms start to develop, which often include

  • Bad breath (halitosis)
  • Tooth mobility
  • Gum recession
  • Swollen, bleeding gums
  • Soreness when biting and chewing

Gum Disease Treatments

Unlike a preventative clean, periodontal therapy is a proactive treatment that addresses active infection and disease-causing bacteria (rather than maintains your current oral health). We will recommend a series of scalings/deep cleans to remove calcified tartar and treat soft tissue detachment to facilitate healing and avoid unwanted tooth loss.

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If you suspect that you’re suffering from a gum infection such as gingivitis or periodontal disease, contact us today to schedule an evaluation.
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