Gingivitis Treatment

Gingivitis is a type of early gum disease that can occur as a result of excess plaque in the mouth. This can turn into bleeding gums, swelling, bad breath and more. It can be excruciating and become a severe dental issue if not treated early.

Treatments for Gingivitis

If you’re noticing that your gums are bleeding when you brush your teeth, you may have gingivitis. General pain and inflammation in the gums are also common signs of disease.

If brushing and flossing don’t remove plaque, it builds up and solidifies into tartar, which can begin destroying the tissue around your teeth. This can cause irreversible bone damage, especially when left for too long.

gingivitis & gum disease treatment

Gingivitis is an early form of gum disease. If treated early it can be reversed, often through a new dental hygiene routine. Dr Olstein can clean the area affected by plaque and other bacteria with purpose-built instruments, and recommend a treatment plan to bring your gums and mouth back to full health.

If symptoms persist, gingivitis can quickly become periodontal disease or periodontitis. This is a more serious problem that can cause bone damage or tooth loss. In this case areas of the mouth can become infected, and a professional dentist must step in to stop the spread of the disease. Regular dental check-ups will ensure your gums don’t reach this stage.

Why Visit Dr George Olstein?

  • Over 30 years experience: Dr Olstein has been a leading Melbourne dentist for more than 30 years, and knows how to diagnose, treat and protect your mouth from gingivitis professionally.
  • Dental clinic for the whole family: Our friendly team ensures every dentist visit is a relaxing and supportive one, where you will always feel comfortable from the moment you walk in the door.
  • Individual treatment plans: We understand that every patient has a different situation. Dr Olstein always works hard to discover what the issue is and takes your overall health and lifestyle into consideration for treatments.
  • Leading sleep dentist: Fear or anxiety about visiting the dentist? We are one of Melbourne’s best sleep dentistry clinics and offer every patient a safe and comfortable solution to ensure their treatment is easy and pain-free.

Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding, you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner.

Book an Appointment Today

Don’t leave it until the last minute. Book an appointment today and get assessed for gum disease before it gets worse. Contact us today on 03 9510 1644, or fill out our online booking request form.

To Our Valued Patients

Dr George Olstein takes the health of his patients and employees very seriously. Due to COVID-19, we understand there is a lot of anxiety and uncertainty regarding the situation at the moment. We are being consistently updated from the Australian Dental Association and DHHS in Victoria with regards to any changes in practice from a health and hygiene perspective.

Dr George Olstein is monitoring the Coronavirus situation closely and are listening carefully to the questions and concerns we receive from our patients.

We would like to reassure our people, patients and the broader community that Dr George Olstein has always had, do and will continue to have exceptional clinical standards. We are highly commended for our robust policies and procedures, particularly around infection control including hand Hygiene.

The recent events associated with Coronavirus have seen Dr George Olstein develop an additional comprehensive policy specifically considering the virus, which has been adopted by all our team.

This includes but not limited to;

  • Avoid handshaking, hugging and kissing.
  • Please use the provided antimicrobial hand rub before entering the clinic and before leaving the clinic.
  • Please be aware that we will be conducting regular disinfection of the surfaces at the reception, waiting areas, water station, washroom and the entry doors.
  • Similarly, we are also working closely with our business partners to guarantee the continued supply of masks, gloves and other infection control items.

We consider you part of the Dr George Olstein family and your safety, together with that of our team’s, remains our highest priority.

We look forward to welcoming you on your next visit and will continue to update you on any further developments.

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Best regards,
Dr George Olstein