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Periodontal Disease Treatment in Kew

patient thrilled at the dentistAt Willsmere Dental, it’s our goal to provide patients with the best possible dental health care. When we see patients during a general checkup and cleaning appointment, we often screen them for any oral health issues that they may not be aware of.

One of the most common issues we discover is called periodontal disease, also known as gum disease. Gum disease can cause a variety of issues in the mouth, and when not caught and treated early, can lead to severe problems like tooth loss and gum recession.

We’re happy to be able to identify gum disease early to help patients manage it as best as possible. Here’s more about gum disease and what can be done about it.

What Causes Gum Disease?

Periodontal problems can be caused by a variety of issues, including genetic disposition, poor oral hygiene habits, smoking or tobacco use, pregnancy, diabetes, and other problems relating to hormones or the cardiovascular system.

Some of the very first signs of gum issues include bleeding gums, tenderness, the appearance of “longer” teeth due to gum recession, and sensitivity in the area.

The best way to prevent gum disease from occurring is to practice proper oral health habits like brushing and flossing each day to help rid your mouth of unnecessary bacteria and plaque buildup.

At general clean appointments, our team aims to educate patients to help them prevent gum disease from ever starting. If you’re already noticing signs of gum issues, we recommend booking an appointment with us as soon as possible. We’ll be able to evaluate your needs and refer you to a specialist when necessary.

Book a Visit

We’d love to see you in the practice soon. If it’s time for a checkup and clean, or if you’re experiencing problems with your gums, we’re here for you. Contact the team today to get started.

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Periodontal Disease Treatment Kew, Kew East, Hawthorn VIC | (03) 9853 1800