Gum Disease

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 relatively easily. However, if not found, it turns into periodontal disease and eats away at bone and gum health.

Gum Disease Illustration

Treatments for Gum Disease

The early stage of gum disease is gingivitis, which presents as 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. It happens when inflammation spreads to bones and ligaments surrounding 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 include deep cleaning (scaling), medication or more complex surgical procedures depending on the severity.

Gum disease is a severe 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 a perfect choice. With over 30 years of experience, he knows how to treat even the most severe gum disease and prevent permanent damage.

Why Visit Dr George Olstein?

  • Your health is our priority: We put every patient who walks through our doors first. We do so with friendly service, superior care and expert dentistry. Therefore, 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. So, Dr Olstein accommodates everyone and tailors his dental procedures 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.

Book an Appointment Today

Gum disease is not an issue worth waiting on. Don’t delay – call us today to book an appointment to see Dr Olstein. Call us now on 03 9510 1644, or complete 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