Gum Disease Treatment & Services in Melbourne
Periodontal gum disease is a bacterial infection that impacts your gums by making them easily bleed or swell up, leading to bad breath. At Dental on Clarendon, we have a team of Melbourne periodontal dentists that can determine if you require periodontal disease treatment.
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If you think you’re developing gum disease and you’re wondering “where can I find a periodontal dentist near me?”, our periodontal dentists can provide you with effective gum disease treatment. Submit an enquiry through our contact page or call us on (03) 9690 3285 for more information on our treatments.
Note: Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding, you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner.
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How is Gum Disease Treated?
Our dentist will start by examining your gums to inspect:
- Overall state
- Size and depth of gum pockets
- Teeth alignment
Our periodontal dentist will then implement the most suitable periodontal disease treatment to treat your condition based on its severity. Such treatments may include:
Scaling is a non-surgical periodontal treatment for gum disease. The gum disease dentist will remove dental plaque and tartar with the use of dental tools. It may take more than one appointment to complete the scaling process. If the condition is severe, root planing may be required.
Root planing cleans the area underneath your gums, including the roots of your teeth. Local anaesthetic might have to be used for this periodontal treatment to numb your gums.
Bone grafting is a surgical procedure where our periodontal dentist will take a sample of your bone from a different area of your body. That bone will then be grafted onto the affected bone. This is intended to strengthen both the jawbone and any teeth that have been severely impacted by periodontal gum disease.
Soft Tissue Graft
If your gums have receded considerably, your periodontal dentist may recommend a soft tissue graft that will strengthen your gums. This involves taking a tissue sample from the roof of the mouth and stitching it onto the affected part of the mouth.
Gum lines can become uneven when gum recession has occurred, which can keep bacteria inside it. Our gum disease dentist can perform a gum contouring treatment to even out the gum line, ensuring your teeth are fully protected. Our dentist will use a local anaesthetic to numb your gums before removing any excess gum tissues using a soft tissue laser.
Laser therapy removes inflamed gums and decreases the size of gum pockets. No incisions and stitches are needed for this treatment.
Commonly Asked Questions
- Poor oral hygiene
- Hormonal changes that affect the mouth
- Illnesses that can lead to gum disease
- Certain medications
- And other factors
- Swollen or tender gums
- Your gums bleed after you brush or floss
- You feel pain when you bite into hard or crunchy foods
- The colour of your gums has become darker
- Pus appears between your teeth and gums
- Constant bad breath
- Loose permanent teeth
- Changes in your bite
You should visit your dentist every six months. However, you may need to come in more regularly if your dentist feels it is necessary.
The total gum disease treatment cost will depend on certain factors that our periodontal dentist will discuss with you, such as:
- The number of teeth affected
- The severity of your condition
- Your response to the periodontal disease treatment
- Any gum surgery that is required