If you gums bleed easily when you brush and floss, or if they are red and swollen, this may be the start of gum disease or a sign that you already have. Gum or periodontal disease is the most common cause of tooth loss in Australian adults. At Happy Rock Dental, we can provide periodontics treatment that can help prevent the progression of gum disease, as well as improving your overall oral health.
During an examination at Happy Rock dental, your dentist will remove the plaque (soft build up) and calculus ( hard build up) from below and above the gum line of your teeth. If gingivitis is detected, your dentist may recommend that you return for more regular cleanings, that you use a toothpaste or mouth rinse that is approved for fighting gingivitis, or a deep clean (root planning) a procedure to thoroughly remove all hard and soft build up from above and below the gum line, this is typically completed under local anaesthetic.
In any event, the first step in combating gum disease is to speak to your dentist at Happy Rock for advice on the best treatment plan for you. We are located at Suite 104, 28-30 Kingsway, Cronulla NSW 2230. You can call us on (02) 9523 0403.