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.
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.