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Periodontal disease Canberra

Gum Care at Mawson Dental Care

Gum disease, or periodontal disease, is an inflammatory disease caused by accumulation of bacteria (dental plaque) on the teeth and comes in two main stages.

Gingivitis is a common gum condition which describes the gums becoming red and swollen. The gums often bleed during brushing and flossing and this is usually the first symptom that people notice. Bad breath can also be the result of gum disease. Gingivitis can be reversed without any long term problems with good cleaning both at home and with professional cleaning by our hygienist.

Periodontal disease can develop as a progression of gingivitis as the destructive form of gum disease, the bacteria delves deeper into the jaws and begins to attack the supporting ligaments and bones. This is known as periodontitis, and although the symptoms can be treated and stopped from spreading the damage cannot be reversed.

How do I know if I have gum disease?

  • Red, swollen or tender gums
  • Bleeding while brushing or flossing
  • Gums that pull away from the teeth
  • Loose or separating teeth
  • Pus between the gum and the tooth
  • Persistent bad breath
  • A change in the way your teeth fit together when you bite
  • A change in the fit of partial dentures

The goals of treatment at Mawson Dental Care are to prevent gum disease from permanently damaging tissues, control infection, and prevent tooth loss.

The periodontics services from our gum specialists will work with you closely to have your smile and gums healthy again. 

We have one simple goal: to see gum disease treated and our clients smiling wide. So, visit our offices, today, for your gum disease treatment!

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