Gum Disease

High Dental treats patients for gum disease in order to help you prevent the progression of the disease. The disease can progress over the years to result in the destruction of the supporting structures of the tooth, ultimately resulting in tooth loss. This is a condition that should receive immediate dental attention. Here are some of the causes and treatments for gum disease.

What Is Gum Disease?

Gum disease, commonly known as gingivitis, is an inflammation of the tissues that surround and support the teeth. The inflammation results from the presence of pathogenic bacteria that is present around the gums. Gingivitis is different from periodontitis because gingivitis affects the tissues, not the bone. However, a person with gum disease may develop both conditions. If periodontitis develops, this may lead to tooth mobility and ultimately, tooth loss.

Causes of Gingivitis

Gingivitis is commonly caused by poor overall health and poor oral hygiene.  In addition, smoking can increase the risk of the disease and smokers are less likely to show a response to gingivitis treatment. Gum disease results when the bacteria in plaque and calculus cause an infection of the gums.

Other causes of gingivitis include hormone changes after pregnancy, stress, cancer, mouth breathing, poor diet, diabetes, tooth abnormalities and medications.

What Is The Gingivitis Treatment?

It is important for you to know that gingivitis is often treatable. Gingivitis treatment (periodontal treatment) starts by removing the buildup of calculus, which can harm the gums. High levels of bacterial plaque and poor oral hygiene are often the main causes of gum disease. Your dentist will introduce you to new cleaning techniques which are an essential part of gingivitis treatment. Dental cleans need to be performed on a regular basis.

At High Dental, we have laser treatment aimed at further disinfecting deep gum pockets which may harbour hard to kill bacteria. This new technology has been very effective and has delivered great results.

High Dental can help treat your gum disease with our advanced treatment in our Melbourne clinics. Schedule an appointment for a consultation today.