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Gum Disease Treatment

Smiling patient in chairThe Booragoon Family Dental Centre team provides care with a professional, friendly touch. We enjoy getting to know our patients and forming connections with them. We don’t want your dental care to be something you dread. When you become a patient with us, you’ll know that we provide gentle dentistry. Our team is warm, caring and will personalise your treatment to your wants and needs.

If you believe that you may have a gum-related problem, we can give you a thorough checkup. If we discover that your gum health needs some help, we’ll provide the treatment you require.

The Danger of Gum Disease

Many people have put off their dental appointments for years. It can commonly be due to a fear of going to the dentist. If you find yourself anxious about going to the dentist, we understand the way you feel. We strive to make your appointments pleasant and comfortable for you.

If you haven’t been to the dentist for some time, you may have a higher risk of gum disease. Gum disease is a destructive process that will cause your gums to pull away from your teeth. Your teeth will loosen and eventually fall out if the gum disease is left untreated. At that point, the gum disease process cannot be reversed.

When gum disease first sets in, it is called gingivitis. You may notice that your gums are sensitive or bleed when you brush and floss. This initial phase of gum disease is, however, reversible. The later phase is called periodontal disease. It is far more serious due to being irreversible. Though the gum disease won’t go away in this stage, it can be managed with the proper care and careful oral hygiene habits.

If you have gum disease, it’s important you attend at least every six months for checkups. In some cases, more frequent appointments may be appropriate. The main forms of treatment we provide are to do a thorough, deep cleaning of your teeth and gums.

The milder form of gum disease can be managed in-house. If you have a more severe form and we believe you will lose your teeth soon, then your case is more urgent. In this situation, we’ll refer you to a specialist to have treatment straightaway.

If you think that you may have problems with the health of your gums, there are certain signs that you might have gum disease. These include:

  • A bad taste in your mouth
  • Bleeding gums
  • Deep pockets between your teeth and gums
  • Gums that recede away from teeth

  • Persistent bad breath
  • Redness in the gums
  • Swollen, tender gums

You are at a greater risk if you have a family history of gum disease. You can also be more likely to get gum disease if you are a smoker or have diabetes. These don’t have to mean that you will get gum disease. It’s important to know that if you keep up with the right habits, you likely won’t get gum disease.

Is it possible for me to have gum disease without knowing it?

Yes. Since gum disease is something that happens incrementally, you may become slowly accustomed to the symptoms and not realise how serious they’re getting. That’s why it’s important to attend your regular checkups.
How often does a person with gum disease need to come in for checkups?

The frequency of your checkups will depend on the level your gum disease has gotten to. After we see you for an initial consultation, we will make a recommendation to you on when to return. At each follow up, we’ll reevaluate you and let you know when we think you need to come back in.
How often will I come in for my gum disease treatment?

Your gum disease treatments can be booked along with your checkups. We’ll carry out the gum treatment after we examine you. The frequency of these treatments will depend on how severe your gum disease is. You’ll receive our personalised recommendations after we examine you.
What can I do to prevent gum disease from occurring?

There are three key factors that give you control of your oral health: brushing twice a day, flossing daily and attending your periodic checkups. If you stay on top of all three, you have a greatly reduced chance of ever facing gum disease.

Call Us Today

Are you due for a checkup, or do you think that you may need gum disease treatment Booragoon? Contact us today to schedule your appointment!

*Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Your dentist is a qualified practitioner who will discuss risks and benefits with you, to help you make an informed decision about your dental treatment


Gum Disease Treatment Booragoon WA | (08) 6244 2288