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What is gum disease?

Gum disease is also known as periodontal disease.

A build-up of plaque, or if you are a smoker, can cause the gums to become red, swollen and inflamed. This can lead to the gums and bone, which holds the teeth to start to recede.

If gum disease if left untreated, your teeth are likely to become loose and may be lost.

Examples of several gum diseases. From up left to down right, Healthy gums, Gingivitis, Periodontal disease, Periodontitis
Signs of gum disease
  • Bleeding gums especially when you brush or eat hard foods.

  • Bad taste in your mouth and bad breath

  • Your gums may recede making your teeth appear longer and become sensitive to hot and cold

  • Later on, gaps may appear in between the teeth and your teeth may become loose leading to your teeth being lost

How do we treat your gum disease?

Our dentists and hygienists are happy to help treat your gum disease (periodontal disease) at Best Health Clinics.

  • We will carry our deep cleaning under your gums along the root surface, to remove the bacterial deposits causing the gum disease. This is called Root Surface Debridement.

  • We can use a local anaesthetic so you feel comfortable during the procedure.

  • You will be given instructions on how to clean more effectively around the teeth and gums using toothbrushes and interdental brushes.

Gum disease treatment course

(three appointments)


*You may require more than one course of treatment depending on your gum healing.

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