Gum disease is an infection that results in the progressive loss of bone and gum around teeth. This can mean teeth become loose, unsightly, and even need to be removed. Gum disease can also cause bad breath and has been linked to heart disease. Cottesloe Dental Dentists and Oral Hygiene Team perform treatment for gum disease to prevent these problems.
Periodontal treatment is a procedure where we clean the teeth and gums with specialised tools and instruments. The purpose is to remove bacteria, hard calcium deposits and infection from above and below the gums. When these are removed the gum tissues are able to become healthy. If gum disease is caught early and treated this way complex treatment can be avoided.
Following periodontal treatment home cleaning is very important and our team is trained to teach our patients individually tailored cleaning techniques to allow for the best gum health. Regular re-assessment and professional cleaning should also be performed to ensure disease does not re-emerge or spread.
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