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Gum Disease Treatment at Parramatta Dental Clinic

Healthy gums are the foundation to a strong smile. Without them, teeth lack the stability to set securely in the jaw. In fact, infected gum tissues lead to bone deterioration. As you might guess, periodontal disease is a serious condition that requires therapeutic care as soon as it’s diagnosed.

Symptoms of Periodontal Disease

Although things like tobacco use and smoking can mask symptoms of gum disease, be on the lookout for signs of:

  • Gum recession
  • Bleeding
  • Swelling
  • Bad breath
  • Gaps between teeth
  • Tooth movement
  • Mobility
  • Tooth loss

During your exam, we’ll measure the gum attachment levels around each tooth to locate specific areas of tissue detachment.

Illustration of the stages of gum disease

Treatment for Gum Disease

Since periodontitis is caused by bacterial buildup under the gums, a scaling and root planing is necessary to remove calcified deposits. This deep scale helps restore a clean environment, where gums can heal and bone loss is halted.

In some cases, bone or gum grafts may also be needed. If the infection is severe, we may decide to place a local antibiotic inside of the diseased periodontal pocket.

The Systemic Health Risk

Your smile’s health is closely linked with your level of overall wellness. Signs of inflammation and bleeding inside of your mouth mean that your immune system is under strain. Active gum disease allows oral biofilm to spread into your circulatory system, airway and even lodge within blood vessels.

The more severe your periodontal infection is, the greater the risk you have to suffer from:

  • Infertility
  • Erectile dysfunction
  • Diabetes
  • Pneumonia
  • Respiratory disease
  • Heart attack
  • Stroke
  • Preeclampsia and pre-term labour

Since these conditions go hand-in-hand with the health of your mouth, therapeutic gum treatments can prove to be beneficial to your overall wellness. Studies show that combining periodontal therapy with other medical strategies makes it easier for diabetics to manage their blood glucose levels and couples to conceive more quickly.

Dangerous for Your Smile

If left untreated, gum disease will ultimately lead to tooth and bone loss. Your facial structures will appear sunken-in due to a lack of support underneath. But your speech and eating habits will also change. Since periodontitis spreads from tooth to tooth, it should be treated as quickly as possible.

Do You Have Gum Disease?

If you notice signs of periodontal infection, schedule an exam with us. We’ll evaluate each tooth to pinpoint the areas of concern, then create a plan to treat them before it spreads elsewhere. Contact us today.


* Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding, you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner.

Gum Disease Treatment Parramatta NSW | (02) 8677 0155