Periodontal Management Plans

 

What is Periodontal Disease?

Periodontal disease is an inflammatory disease that affects the soft and hard structures that support the teeth. Inflammed gums can be caused by plaque, being a thick and sticky film of bacteria that builds ups and sits on and around teeth and under the gums. With time plaque hardens and becomes calculus, a rock hard substance that irritates the gums if not removed. This can cause periodontal disease; a gum infection if not treated may result in tooth loss, bad breath and bleeding, sore and swollen gums.

Signs of Periodontal Disease

  • Red,swollen,tender or bleeding gums
  • Gums that have shrunk away from the teeth
  • Persistant bad breath
  • Abscesses between teeth and gums
  • The fit of a denture has changed
  • Loose teeth, drifting apart of teeth, gaps appearing between teeth
 
Treatment of Periodontal Disease
  • Maintaining home care
  • 3 monthly Preventive care appointments
 
Risk factors of Periodontal Disease
  • Smoking
  • Diabetes
  • Heavy build up of plaque
  • Conditions and medications that supress immune system 

 

 

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Monday - Thursday: 8am-5:30pm

A booking is required for all treatments.


(07) 4152 2522
Shop 4 / 31 Maryborough St.
Bundaberg QLD 4670

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