North Shore Periodontics Gum Disease Treatment
Gum disease is a type of bacterial infection caused by a buildup of plaque on teeth. The bacteria damages the gingiva that keeps your teeth in place. There are two stages of gum disease. The first stage is called gingivitis and is characterised by bright red or purple inflamed gums that may bleed after brushing or flossing. Bad breath or halitosis may also be present. The second stage of gum diseases is called periodontitis. This advanced periodontal disease is characterised by tissue destruction that can lead to tooth loss.
At North Shore Periodontics, you can undergo a non-invasive gum disease treatment through scaling and root planing. Using our special equipment designed to probe deep into your gum pockets, we will remove the plaque and tartar and smoothen the roots of the teeth to remove bacteria. Afterwards, we will remove deeply-rooted plaque with our air-polishing technology.
Dental Surgery is a Last Resort
For advanced gum disease, you may not have to undergo an unnecessary periodontal surgery. Our expert periodontists will treat surgery as a last gum disease cure option. Our conservative periodontal treatment includes the following benefits:
- Exceptional gum disease treatment experience
- Increased chance of improving and prolonging the life of your teeth
- No pain or discomfort typical of surgical gum disease treatments
- Effective dental techniques without the high cost