If you’re experiencing symptoms like bleeding gums, bad breath, or gum sensitivity, you might be battling Periodontitis, a common but serious gum infection. Let’s dive deep into Periodontitis, its symptoms, and its treatment, and how Kangaroo Dental Point can help you with your oral health.  

 

Understanding Periodontitis, its symptoms, and its progression. 

Symptoms: Periodontitis often starts silently, with mild symptoms that may be easy to ignore. You might notice your gums bleeding when brushing or flossing, persistent bad breath, or even gum sensitivity. As the disease progresses, you may experience receding gums, loose teeth, and pockets forming between your teeth and gums, leading to tooth loss. 

Infection: Periodontitis is primarily caused by the accumulation of plaque and bacteria on your teeth and gums. When not effectively removed through proper oral hygiene practices like brushing and flossing, it can lead to an infection in the gums, triggering inflammation and damage to the supporting structures of your teeth. 

Periodontal Disease: If left untreated, periodontitis can wreak havoc on your oral health. It can cause the loss of teeth, affect your overall well-being, and increase the risk of systemic health issues, such as heart disease and diabetes. 

Solutions to Combat Periodontitis 

Professional Dental Cleanings: The foundation of periodontal treatment is regular dental cleanings performed by dental hygienists. These cleanings go beyond what you can achieve at home, effectively removing plaque and tartar buildup, and preventing the progression of gum disease.  

Improved Oral Hygiene: Maintaining a rigorous oral hygiene routine is crucial for managing periodontitis. We’re here to support you with education on proper brushing and flossing techniques and recommend specialised oral care products to help control infection and reduce inflammation. 

Scaling and Root Planning: For advanced cases of periodontitis, we may recommend scaling and root planning. This non-surgical procedure involves deep cleaning the pockets around the teeth to remove bacteria and smooth the tooth roots, allowing the gums to reattach to the teeth. 

Antibiotics: In some instances, antibiotics may be prescribed to control the infection and promote healing. These antibiotics can be administered topically or orally, depending on the severity of the periodontitis. 

Lifestyle Modifications: We’ll work closely with you to address any lifestyle factors that may be contributing to your gum disease, such as smoking or a high-sugar diet. Making positive changes in these areas can significantly improve the effectiveness of your treatment. 

 

Periodontitis is a serious condition that can affect your confidence with your overall oral health and smile. Here at Kangaroo Point Dental,  we have an experienced team who can provide you with personalised treatment solutions. You can contact us at (07) 3106 8175 or book an appointment online with Kangaroo Point Dental today.

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spaghet Over9000
2023-10-24
Had my first visit yesterday evening. I was very impressed with the knowledge and professionalism of the staff. I've found my new Dentist in Brisbane!
Josh Clarke
Josh Clarke
2023-09-29
I had a filling with dr Yuen and Summer, they were both great. Dr Yuen was incredibly informative which made the process much more comfortable. They were great during the procedure, easily the most comfortable I've felt in the dentists chair!
Hope Estheim
Hope Estheim
2023-08-22
Excellent service! Thank you Dr Frisikin and team.
dylan mccullagh
dylan mccullagh
2023-05-13
Dr Zen and the team are legends.
Leanne C
Leanne C
2022-12-22
Easy to book online, instant confirmation and great follow up from reception. ❤️ Dr Zen didn’t race through a consult like a checklist, that was my first impression! I usually feel like there’s a ‘procedure’ at the dentist and the time limit. He took excellent photos (if you can call tooth decay 🦷 photos excellent) to show and carefully explain what my treatment plan should look like and most importantly why!!
Liam McMahon
Liam McMahon
2022-11-25
I was a bit overdue for a visit, and I'm glad I selected this practice. The whole process from booking online to the appointment itself was very smooth, and handled professionally by the team in a very friendly manner. I am very happy with the result, and would recommend everyone to visit! Thanks for making the process as painless as possible!
Maiana Kerr
Maiana Kerr
2022-10-17
Went in for a clean and check up, the staff was super friendly and thorough with my treatment to get exactly what I wanted. I can’t recommend this clinic enough.
Jay Hill
Jay Hill
2022-10-08
I couldn't be happier with Dr Zen and the assistants at Kangaroo Point Dental.They make every effort to ensure your comfort and understanding at every visit. With out a doubt the best. I highly recommend him.
Sarah Atkins
Sarah Atkins
2022-09-15
Such a beautiful practice. The staff are very friendly and professional. Highly recommended this dentist.