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Laser Treatment for Gingivitis and Periodontitis

Bacteria in the mouth are inevitable. What’s essential is the regular removal of the plaque bacteria cause, which is done through brushing, flossing and professional dental cleanings. If left on the surface of the teeth, gum disease may set in.

The Signs of Gum Disease

Woman with mouth painAnyone can develop gum disease, though it usually first occurs to those in their 30s and 40s. The symptoms include:

  • Gums that recede or teeth that appear long
  • Loose teeth
  • Pain when chewing
  • Persistent bad breath
  • Swollen, red gums
  • Tooth sensitivity

The First Stage of Gum Disease: Gingivitis

When the gums become inflamed by bacteria, the condition is referred to as gingivitis. Your gums may bleed easily and feels swollen, but it can be easily reversed with daily brushing, flossing and a cleaning by your dentist. With the proper attention, gingivitis won’t lead to periodontitis, the more serious form of gum disease, or involve the loss of bone and tissue.

The Second Stage of Gum Disease: Periodontitis

Periodontitis is characterised by gums that pull away from teeth, forming pockets that are prone to infection. Though your immune system will try to fight off the bacteria, this response will cause the breaking down of the bone and tissue that hold your teeth in place. If not addressed, the result is teeth that are lost or need to be removed.

Treating Gum Disease

After you’re evaluated to determine if a form of gum disease is present, the appropriate solutions will be presented to you.
There are nonsurgical and surgical options.

  • Nonsurgical: Professional dental cleaning and a deeper form of cleaning called scaling and root planing
  • Surgical: Flap surgery to remove tartar in the pockets formed, a bone graft to replace bone that has been compromised and soft tissue grafts to reinforce gums

Want to Know More?

Restore the harmony to your smile. Request a phone consultation with one of our Australian staff – it’s easy! We’ll talk you through available options and discuss your travel to Worldwide Beauty and Dental Hospital.

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