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Gum Disease Treatment at First Dental Studio

person flossing their teethGum disease, also known as periodontal disease, manifests in two main forms – gingivitis and periodontitis. Gingivitis is characterised by red, swollen, and bleeding gums, often caused by plaque buildup and tartar on teeth. Fortunately, this condition is reversible with prompt action from the dentists at First Dental Studio.

The Best Methods to Treat Gingivitis

When dealing with gingivitis, a thorough cleaning to remove calculus and debris from teeth and gums is essential. Educating patients on proper home care practices such as regular brushing, flossing, and possibly using interdental brushes can significantly improve gum health. Follow-up visits every three to six months for monitoring and maintenance help ensure the condition resolves effectively.

Dealing With the Challenges of Periodontitis

On the other hand, periodontitis affects not only the gums but also the underlying bone structure. Once gum and bone loss occur, regeneration becomes unlikely, emphasising the importance of ongoing maintenance. Patients with periodontitis face increased risks of sensitivity and tooth decay, which require deep cleaning to manage their bacterial presence.

Frequent dental check-ups and cleanings every three months may be necessary in severe cases to prevent further deterioration. Sometimes, a specialist’s intervention might be recommended for a more thorough assessment and potential surgical procedures to address deep-seated issues.

High-fluoride toothpaste or specialised fluoride applications may offer added protection for individuals with exposed areas and sensitivity concerns. In extreme cases, our dentists may advise protective fillings to shield vulnerable areas from discomfort and decay.

Time to Optimise Your Oral Health

Early detection and proactive management of gum disease are crucial to preserving oral health. By understanding the causes, symptoms, and appropriate treatments, people can maintain healthy gums and teeth for years to come. Remember, your smile’s best friend is a regular oral hygiene routine coupled with regular dental visits. Schedule your check-up today and take the first step towards a healthier, happier smile!


* Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding, you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner such as a Specialist Oral Surgeon.


Gum Disease Treatment Brisbane CBD QLD | (07) 3229 4121