Why should it be treated?
Untreated gum disease eventually causes tooth loss as teeth become so loose they need to be removed. While the damage caused by gum disease is irreversible, your family dentist in Caboolture can work towards stabilising your condition and preventing further damage. If you notice any symptoms of gum disease, such as bleeding or swollen gums, bad breath or visible build up on your teeth, you should see your dentist as soon as possible for assessment and to discuss your treatment options.
How is it treated?
Treatment of gum disease involves removing the build up of plaque and tartar from your teeth via a deep clean. The dentist will show you how to brush and floss effectively and recommend a suitable time frame for you to return for maintenance. For patients with very advanced gum disease a few visits may be required to thoroughly clean your teeth with the option of a local anaesthetic.
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