Gum Disease Brisbane
If your oral health is neglected, issues to the gums and teeth can result in periodontal disease, also called gum disease, which in turn can lead to serious health problems.
Periodontal (gum) disease is an inflammatory disease caused by bacterial infection in the gums. It is also one of the most common causes of tooth loss in adults. Periodontal disease separates the gums from the teeth, forming pockets which harbour bacteria and subsequently, become infected. As the disease progresses, the pockets deepen causing further deterioration of the gum tissue and bone. If this bacterial infection is not removed from the teeth, the gums will begin to recede which can result in tooth loss.
Often, this destructive process has very mild symptoms and many do not realise that persistent sore, swollen, red or bleeding gums, as well as tooth sensitivity and bad breath, are all signs of periodontal disease.
Here at Dental Pearls, we have the expertise and facilities to provide proper management and treatment of periodontal gum disease with laser treatments
Gum treatment can consist of one or more procedures, depending on the severity of the individual case. Laser treatments are used to help in the fight against periodontal disease in conjunction with scaling and root planning, which is becoming increasingly common because it is a non-surgical alternative.
During your laser treatment, Dr Khatri will remove the bacteria and infection from the unhealthy deep pockets around the teeth below the gum line with the use of a safe and minimally-invasive laser. The root is then planed or smoothed, eliminating any coarse areas on the root, which can easily trap plaque and bacteria. Scaling and root planning create a healthy environment, allowing the gums to heal naturally and reattach to the tooth.
Gum Disease Brisbane
With the help of Dr Khatri and a continued effort to maintain teeth and gum health on a daily basis, we can help you maintain your natural smile, for now and into the future.