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Revitalize Your Gum Health: Expert Treatment at North Balwyn Family Dental

Maintaining healthy gums is of utmost importance for optimal oral health and a confident, cheerful smile. Unfortunately, many individuals intentionally or unintentionally neglect their gum health, and this makes them vulnerable to the hidden danger of gum disease. 

If left untreated, this infection can severely da
mage your gums as well as the underlying bone, ultimately causing tooth loss and negative impacts on your general health. With gum disease affecting three out of ten adults in Australia, it becomes crucial than ever to take the necessary steps for its prevention and seek assistance from a dental expert promptly.


Severe periodontal disease

At North Balwyn Family Dental, we prioritise gum health and use cutting-edge diagnostics and technology to identify the condition, and to deliver effective gum disease treatment in Balwyn North at an early stage. The dental team creates a personalised treatment plan to revitalise your gum health and prevent additional harm. This may include extensive cleaning or gum surgery.

Don't let gum disease progress and affect your dental and overall health. Schedule an appointment with us right away and let us help you maintain healthy gums and a confident smile that you can be proud of!

Understanding Gum Disease and Its Stages

As previously highlighted, gum disease is not something that you should ignore. This common dental condition typically occurs when harmful bacteria infect the gums and surrounding areas, leading to pain, swelling and inflammation. It should be noted that this infection can also occur between teeth, with delayed treatment potentially resulting in severe dental complications.

Gum disease encompasses three stages.

• Gingivitis

Gingivitis is the initial stage of gum disease which is characterised by red, bleeding, and swollen gums. If you notice these symptoms, it is crucial get prompt treatment to prevent further complications,

• Periodontitis

Failure to treat gingivitis can contribute to its advancement and leading to a more severe state known as Periodontitis. During this stage, harmful bacteria attack the supportive tooth structure, causing detachment of the gums from the teeth. This frequently results in pain and discomfort for individuals affected by it.

• Advanced periodontitis

Advanced periodontitis is the third and most critical stage of gum disease. During this stage, your gums recede and detach from your teeth, causing loose teeth that will eventually fall out. It is essential to detect signs early and seek prompt gum disease treatment in Balwyn North to prevent further damage or tooth loss.

Recognising Early Signs of Gum Disease

You might likely need gum disease treatment if you are experiencing symptoms such as:

• Bleeding gums when brushing or flossing
• Loose or shifting teeth
• Gum tenderness or pain
• Red, swollen gums
• Bad breath that won’t go away even after brushing
• Difficulty eating or discomfort when biting
• Visible gum recession or teeth appearing longer

If you notice signs of gum disease, seek prompt treatment to prevent it from worsening. The dental team at North Balwyn Family Dental can effectively diagnose and treat gum disease. Book an appointment with us today to prevent irreversible damage to your teeth and gums and take the first step towards a confident smile with healthy gums.

Who Can Get Gum Disease, and What Are the Risk Factors?

Gum disease can affect anyone, regardless of the age. But it is worth noting that certain factors can increase the likelihood of the development of this condition. One prominent risk factor is the habit of using tobacco either through smoking or chewing. Furthermore, specific medications, hormonal changes, genetic susceptibility, inadequate nutrition, and underlying conditions like AIDS, Diabetes, and certain cancers may also contribute to the development of gum disease.

Personalised Gum Disease Treatment: Our Comprehensive Approach at North Balwyn Family Dental

At North Balwyn Family Dental, we understand that gum disease can affect each patient differently. That is why we offer personalised treatments tailored to your specific condition. Our approach to treating gum disease includes:

Thorough Dental Examination

We start off our gum disease treatment process with a thorough dental examination to identify any underlying issues. This includes assessing the condition of your teeth, gums, and jawbones to establish the most appropriate course of action.

Deep Cleaning (Scaling and Root Planing)

If gum disease has progressed beyond gingivitis, deep cleaning (scaling and root planing) is usually the next step. The procedure involves removing tartar and plaque buildup below the gums and eradicating harmful bacteria that contribute to inflammation. Depending on the severity of your condition, scaling and root planing may be performed over multiple visits.

Antibacterial Treatment

Moving forward, we offer personalised antibacterial treatments such as antimicrobial mouth rinses or gels along with other procedures to reduce swelling and inflammation in the gums caused by the bacterial presence.

Gum Surgery

In some cases, if pockets (the gaps or spaces formed between the gums and teeth due to gum disease) fail to heal adequately following scaling and root planing, gum surgery might be required. This procedure allows the dental professionals to effectively remove plaque and tartar from hard-to-reach areas and tighten the gums around your teeth. By reducing pocket depth, gum surgery can make it easier for you to maintain good oral hygiene.

Maintaining Healthy Gums: Tips and Tricks for Preventing Gum Disease

Follow these valuable tips and tricks to safeguard your gum health and ward off gum disease:

• Brush your teeth properly twice a day after meals. This help removes plaque and promote gum health.
• Make it a habit to Floss daily. It helps remove plaque from areas between your teeth that tooth-brush fails to reach.
• Use an antiseptic mouthwash to prevent gum infections caused by the harmful bacteria.
• Eat balanced meals to boost your immunity and maintain oral health.
• Schedule regular dental checkups and professional teeth cleanings.

Why Choose North Balwyn Family Dental?

Several reasons make us the right choice for gum disease treatment:

• Experienced dental professionals with a proven track record of success in treating gum disease for long-term oral health.
• State-of-the-art technology for comfortable treatment and efficient results.
• personalised care plans tailored to your specific needs.
• Patient education on proper oral care to prevent gum disease recurrence
• Commitment to providing high-quality care and ensuring patient satisfaction.

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Schedule Your Appointment Today

Don't endure the discomfort of unhealthy gums. Call North Balwyn Family Dental today to schedule an examination and begin your treatment. Our entire team is dedicated to helping you achieve and maintain excellent oral health, ensuring a lifetime of bright smiles!

Areas we serve Surrey Hills, Box Hills, Mont Albert, Balwyn, Doncaster, Bulleen

Get in touch with us today
(03)9857 8944

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Our clinic is dedicated to offering you complete dental care using the latest procedural techniques. 


North Balwyn Family Dental Clinic has cared for Balwyn and surrounding communities for many years with advanced services and a strong dedication to patient satisfaction.

Whether your visit is for a routine checkup and cleaning or major dental procedures, our experienced dentists and staff are passionate about caring for your smile.

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Medibank, HCF and BUPA.

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Monday - Friday

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