Periodontal Treatment

Periodontal treatment in Sydney

At Drummoyne Laser Dental, we can offer excellent periodontal treatment to Sydney patients, which effectively tackles the effects of gum and periodontal disease.

Periodontal disease is often referred to as the ‘silent disease’, as most people don’t realise they even have it until it’s reached an advanced stage. The symptoms are there, however, and catching them early on can prevent further deterioration of the gums and bone, as well as tooth loss.

Gingivitis

Gingivitis is an early stage of gum disease and is predominantly caused by plaque. Symptoms of gingivitis include:

  • Change in gum colour from pale pink to deep redness
  • Round swollen gum margin instead of thin 'knife-edge'
  • Bleeding gums
  • Bad breath

If left untreated, gingivitis can progress into periodontitis. 

Periodontitis

Periodontitis is an advanced stage of gum disease that affects the supporting structure of the tooth and develops on from gingivitis. The disease can destroy the periodontal ligaments that attach teeth to the gum, creating periodontal or gingival pockets that trap plaque and tartar.

If still left untreated at this stage, the bone that holds the tooth in place will gradually be destroyed, usually resulting in tooth loss. Recent research also reveals a close relationship between active periodontitis and cardiovascular (heart and blood vessel) diseases.

Periodontal Treatment

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Call us today on 02 9181 3668 for more information about our periodontal treatment in Sydney.

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