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Gum Disease in Melbourne CBD

man looking out the windowOur experienced dentists at Collins Dental Image are committed to helping families create optimal long-term oral health through preventive measures like regular checkups and cleans and treatments and restorations when dental health issues like gum disease arise.

Located in the Melbourne CBD, we strive to make getting the care you need convenient and accessible with our no-wait guarantee and treatment recommendations tailored to your specific needs and goals.

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What Is Gum Disease?

A progressive condition, gum disease begins when plaque builds up on the teeth, and bacteria causes the gums to inflame. This initial stage is called gingivitis. If left untreated, gingivitis will progress to periodontitis. The inflammation may cause the gums to separate from the tooth, creating pockets that can trap food and bacteria and lead to bone loss. In advanced periodontitis, the pockets become deeper and the bone loss is severe, and the tooth is in danger of falling out.

Causes and Risk Factors

Gingivitis and periodontitis are typically the result of plaque and tartar buildup caused by improper oral hygiene. Regular checkups and professional scale and cleans can help to minimise the risk factors, but proper brushing and flossing at home are also required. Tobacco use may be a contributing factor as well.

Symptoms of Gum Disease

By the time you notice symptoms, your situation may already be quite serious. Some of the common signs and symptoms of gingivitis and periodontitis include:

  • Swollen or tender gums
  • Receding gums
  • Persistent bad breath
  • Pus between teeth and gums
  • Loose or shifting teeth

Treatment Options

If we determine that your gums are diseased, we will offer you the most appropriate treatment recommendations for your specific situation. Our goal is always to preserve your natural teeth if health can be restored. Some common treatments include:

  • Deep cleaning procedures
  • Medications
  • Surgical treatments
Your dentist will discuss your options with you and answer all of your questions so that you may make an informed decision regarding your oral health.

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