Periodontal disease (gum disease) in Armidale, NSW is a severe infection of the periodontal ligaments and tissues that support your teeth. When left untreated, it may lead to tooth loss and even systematic health problems. Our Armidale, NSW dentist and his team are here for you.
At Markham Street Dental, our team gently and compassionately treats your periodontal disease to help save your smile and your health. We do not judge our patients. We only want to preserve your smile.
Periodontal Disease in Armidale, NSW
Periodontal disease may have potentially devastating consequences without treatment. Apart from tooth loss, studies have linked periodontal disease to other health conditions, including heart attack, stroke and even Alzheimer’s disease.
In the early stages—the gingivitis stage—periodontal disease may be reversible. The symptoms of gingivitis and periodontal disease include:
- Bleeding gums when brushing or flossing
- Bad breath or a bad taste in the mouth
- Teeth appearing longer due to gum recession
- Loose teeth
- Tooth loss
- Periodic or chronic toothaches
If you notice one or more of these symptoms, it’s essential to arrange an exam with your Armidale, NSW dentist. Remember, when we catch gingivitis before it becomes periodontal disease, we may be able to reverse the course and restore you to dental health.
Periodontal Treatments to Save Your Smile and Your Health
Based on the current state of your periodontal disease, Dr Nyepetsi prescribes custom treatments that meet your needs. These treatments are designed to halt the progress of your disease, save your smile and your health and improve any symptoms.
In the gingivitis stage, treatments are designed to reverse your gum issues and restore your smile to full health.
Treatments may include some or all of the following:
- Topical antibiotics
- A customised at-home oral care routine
- A teeth clean schedule in our dental clinic
- Root planing and scaling—removing bacteria and tartar from below the gum line and recontouring your gums
At Markham Street Dental, we will be with you every step of the way. Treatment goals are to save your smile and provide you with healthier gums going forward.
Periodontal Disease Causes and Prevention
Generally, poor oral hygiene and lack of quality dental care lead to periodontal disease. At Markham Street Dental, we understand how these things come about—dental anxiety and poor brushing habits, for example.
With a proper oral hygiene routine and regular exams and cleans, you may significantly lower your risk for developing periodontal disease.
Dental exams are designed to catch dental issues early before they develop into costly tooth-threatening problems. Professional cleans remove the stubborn bacteria and plaque that toothbrushes and floss cannot relieve entirely. When bacteria and plaque linger, you are at an increased risk for gingivitis and periodontal disease in Armidale, NSW.
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