Understanding Gingivitis, and Knowing What Treatments We Can Provide
Whether it surprises you to know or not, the fact is that plenty of our patients report experiencing bleeding gums, whenever they brush their teeth. Is this really just a common occurrence to be brushed aside? All puns intended, the truth may lie deeper than what presents on the surface. Gingivitis, while known in the study of dentistry as one of the least serious forms of gum disease, can develop whenever plaque is allowed to build up and cause gum irritation. This typically occurs when you’ve not cleaned your teeth regularly, and allowed plaque to get under your gums.
Gingivitis is usually easy to treat with effective and regular brushing. However, it can prove to be a gateway to a variety of other dental health problems. If you’re among those of our patients who frequently experience bleeding gums, then read on and you might just change your mind about the frequency at which you currently brush your teeth. Gingivitis may be the first, least serious stage of gum disease, but it can surely ruin your day by developing into its later and worse stages.
Don’t Let Gingivitis Worsen. Keep Good Dental Hygiene Regularly!
Gingivitis causes an onset of worsening gum disease, when left untreated. This begins when plaque is left to build up on a patient’s set of teeth. When this is allowed to continue due to infrequent or inadequate dental hygiene practices, what can happen is that the plaque will continue to accumulate, and make its way between your gums and roots of your teeth. What this does is begin to separate your teeth from your gums, leaving gaps in which more plaque can form. Unfortunately, these areas of plaque will be difficult to reach by just brushing alone.
Periodontitis, and Late Stage Gum Disease: Why You Should Always Attend Your Routine Dental Visits!
There’s a few good reasons why our friendly dental team at Freedom Dental is fond of reminding our patients to attend their routine dental check-up appointments. Avoiding periodontitis and late-stage gum-disease are just some of the reasons why. When a patient’s teeth get to such a late stage of gum disease, it is often difficult to provide a cure or complete remedy. Among the effects caused by late-stage gum disease include:
- Loose or wobbly teeth,
- Painful bleeding ulcers in your gums, and
- Difficulty swallowing or talking.
Freedom Dental is Always Ready to Help You Keep A Great Set of Teeth
Apart from providing our patients with professional dental health care during their dental check-ups, we can also provide professional cleaning to rid your teeth and gums of plaque and tartar. This can be achieved by using an ultrasonic cleaning device, which provides a pain-free procedure that you can sit back and experience comfortably. Don’t leave the health of your teeth and gums to the last minute! Give Freedom Dental a call today on 03 9828 3888 to see what we can do to help.