Gum Disease Treatment in
Margate, QLD

You can keep your gums healthy with good oral hygiene and regular professional cleanings. If you need additional care, we offer comprehensive gum disease treatment in Margate, Queensland. Visit Smiles Dental Care to restore your oral health today.

Sedation Dentistry in Margate, QLD

Gum disease is a progressive condition with serious consequences if left untreated. To help our patients maintain their oral health, our registered periodontist is standing by to provide gum disease treatment at our Margate office. Schedule an appointment with the caring dental professionals at Smiles Dental Care to learn more about the many periodontal services we offer.

What Causes Gum Disease?

Gum disease is a common condition for many adults. It occurs in two stages: gingivitis and periodontitis. Gum disease is caused by built-up plaque and tartar on your teeth due to poor oral hygiene. Other health and lifestyle factors can increase your risk of developing gum disease. These factors include family history, smoking, diabetes, and hormonal changes such as those that occur during puberty, pregnancy, or menopause.

Gum disease is completely reversible when it is caught early, but many of the signs and symptoms can go unnoticed. Common symptoms include:

  • Red, swollen gums and bleeding gums
  • Receding gum tissue
  • Tooth sensitivity
  • Bad breath

Left untreated, gum disease progresses into its advanced stage, periodontitis. Periodontitis causes your gums to recede from your teeth. Gum recession exposes your tooth roots and causes your teeth to loosen in their sockets. It also allows bacteria to collect in the space between your gums and tooth roots. The infection can spread to your jawbones and lead to the loss of bone tissue. Undiagnosed gum disease can lead to widespread infections, tooth loss, and an increased risk of heart attack and stroke. If you are experiencing symptoms of gum disease, call our office today.

How is Gum Disease Treated?

At Smiles Dental Care, our periodontist can perform a variety of gum disease treatments to restore your oral health. The services we offer include:

  • Scaling and Root Planing: Known as deep cleaning, our periodontist offers this procedure to the built-up plaque and tartar from the surface of your teeth and tooth roots. First, we perform scaling on your enamel, and then we will perform a root planing to smooth the roots of your teeth. This will keep bacteria from adhering to your tooth roots and prevent future infection.
  • Gum Graft Surgery: Our periodontist performs this simple surgical procedure to replace diseased gums with healthy tissue. This procedure reverses the effects of gum recession and promotes healthy tissue regeneration.
  • Dental Crown Lengthening: Our periodontist performs this procedure to remove diseased gum tissue and expose more of the tooth for restoration. We can also offer this procedure to patients with “gummy” smiles, trimming away excess tissue and recontouring the gumline for a more attractive smile.
  • Gingivectomy: Our periodontist performs this procedure to remove diseased gums and promote the growth of healthy tissues.
  • Root Surface Debridement: During this procedure, our periodontist uses an ultrasonic tool to loosen tartar from the surfaces of your teeth roots.

In addition to an in-office periodontist, we have a registered oral surgeon on the Smiles Dental Care team to perform a variety of

  • Osseous or Pocket Reduction Surgery: Our oral surgeon performs this surgical procedure to clear the infection from the spaces (called periodontal pockets) that develop between your gums and tooth roots. During this procedure, we will clean out the bacteria from the pockets and reduce the size of the pockets, promoting the growth of healthy gum tissue.
  • Ridge Augmentation and Preservation: Our oral surgeon performs this procedure following a tooth extraction to help preserve the natural shape of your gumline and jawbone.
  • Regenerative Procedures: Our oral surgeon may recommend regenerative procedures to restore or replace jawbone tissue that has been lost due to periodontitis.
  • Sinus Lift: Our oral surgeon performs this procedure to restore healthy bone in the upper jaw and help support dental implants.
  • Cavitation Surgery: Our oral surgeon performs this surgical procedure by making an incision in the gum to expose an infection or defect in the jawbone, then scraping the area clean to remove the unhealthy tissue.
  • Bone Grafting: Our oral surgeon may recommend this procedure to restore or replace the jawbone to help support dental implants.

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

We are a professional and comprehensive dental care team with a strong focus on quality healthcare and customer-friendly service.

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