Gum disease is a dental issue that can result from a lack of brushing and flossing daily. If detected early it can be treated and prevented fairly easily, but if not it can turn into periodontal disease that can have a destructive effect in your mouth.
Treatments for Gum Disease
The early stage of gum disease is gingivitis which can be detected by noticeably sore gums. It may also create blood on your toothbrush. If this is the case, the dentist can ensure the problem is repaired and prevented with a clean and a recommendation for a specific dental hygiene routine.
Periodontal disease is a more advanced form of the disease which can occur if the inflammation spreads to bones and ligaments that surround your teeth. This can become a severe issue as it can lead to bone damage and loss of teeth. If you notice gum bleeding as well as biting pain, see a dentist immediately. Treatments can include deep cleaning (scaling), medication or more complex surgical procedures depending on severity and how advanced the issue has become.
Gum disease is a serious threat to your dental health, so it’s critical that you always brush and floss regularly. For a full examination, Dr Olstein’s clinic is the perfect choice. With over 30 years of experience, he knows exactly how to treat even the most severe gum disease and stop it from causing permanent damage.
Why Visit Dr George Olstein?
- Your health is our priority: We put every patient who walks through our doors first, through friendly service, superior care and expert dentistry. You can always rest assured you’re receiving the best treatments and advice with us.
- Expertise and experience: Dr George Olstein has over 30 years of experience as a professional dentist, providing exceptional dental care for the whole family.
- Say goodbye to fears: Dr Olstein is the leading clinic in Melbourne for sleep dentistry, which eliminates the fear of the dentist. We offer full support throughout, ensuring you feel comfortable for the duration of every visit.
- Treatment that suits you: We understand that all patients have different needs, lifestyles and budgets. Dr Olstein accommodates everyone and tailors his dental treatments to fit your unique situation.
Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding, you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner.