Gum Disease Treatment in Melbourne
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Gum disease is one of the more common health problems but with a little help, it is preventable. Contact Moonee Ponds Periodontic & Implant Centre to find out more about our team or our dental treatments and services.
Causes of Gum Disease
While the main culprit for gum disease is poor oral hygiene, there are other contributing factors to the condition, such as:
Age: Studies show that gum disease is prevalent in older people, with over 60 per cent of the 75+ year old group suffering from some form of periodontitis.
Smoking: You can add smoking to the long list of health complications caused by cigarettes. Not only has smoking been shown to be one of most significant contributing factors in gum disease, it can also lower the chances of successful treatment.
Tooth Grinding: If you grind your teeth, it can put extra stress and force on your teeth’s supporting tissues, which may increase the speed by which they are weakened by gum disease.
Diabetes: People with diabetes are more susceptible to gum disease, partly because diabetes slows circulation, which means that there is more time for the bacteria to colonise or take hold. If you’re a diabetic as well as a smoker, the situation is even worse. Studies show that diabetic smokers aged 45 and over, are 20 times more likely to develop periodontitis than those who don’t smoke.
If you are noticing signs of periodontal disease, or are just concerned that your oral hygiene might be a bit lacking, book a check-up with the experts at Moonee Ponds Periodontic & Implant Centre today.
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How is Gum Disease Treated?
Like most conditions, the key to successful gum disease treatment is catching the condition early. If you have swollen or bleeding gums or your teeth feel loose, see your general dentist as soon as possible. If there are signs of disease that are too complex for them to deal with, they will immediately refer you to the experts here at Moonee Ponds Periodontic & Implant Centre.
Depending on the severity of your condition, we may carry out general treatments like root planing and scaling, or we may need to resort to more intensive treatment plans such as flap surgery, which involves surgically lifting back the gums to remove the tartar build-up from the roots of your teeth.
Don’t forget that dental implants need the same level of care as natural teeth, so if you have been neglecting your oral hygiene thinking that you are safe, we recommend booking in for an urgent check-up. We also offer regular dental implant maintenance services if required.
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