How do I know if I have gum disease?
Gum disease is often COMPLETELY PAINLESS, and sometimes the only warning signs may be bleeding gums, bad breath, receding gums or in more severe cases, teeth becoming loose. More often than not, patients have no idea there is even a problem!
Should I be concerned?
If you suspect that you may have gum problems, the first step is to book in for a consultation with one of our dentists. A thorough assessment of your teeth and gums will allow us to determine if there is an issue of concern.
It is important to note that smoking, diabetes, certain illnesses and hormonal issues can cause gum disease to progress at a much more rapid rate.
Can it be treated?
If you are experiencing occasional bleeding when brushing, you may likely have mild gingivitis. Luckily, this is completely reversible and can be managed with a home care program of correct brushing and flossing, along with regular visits to our friendly dental hygienists.
More advanced cases once identified can also be treated, however
the damage done in Periodontitis is usually irreversible. The focus becomes on preventing the progression of the disease and minimising any further damage.
Absolute smiles has
a dedicated team of University trained dental hygienists who specialise in looking after general gum health and treating gum disease issues. Under the direction of our dentists, they spend the time to carefully and thoroughly scale and clean the teeth and gums and provide oral care advice as needed.