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Gum Disease

Gum disease is a serious issue. Speak with our team today to learn more about gum disease prevention, early warning signs, and available treatments.

Take Control of Your Gum Health Today and Live with a Healthy Smile

Gum disease is an infection of the soft tissues around the natural teeth that, if ignored, can lead to serious damage to the jaw bone supporting the teeth. This condition begins with gum inflammation but can progress to severe stages and worsen if neglected.

Unfortunately, this oral health problem is often painless in the early stages, so many people don’t know they have it until it’s too late. Although the damage is often irreversible, periodontal disease can be manageable with an early treatment plan.

Magical Smiles Bacchus Marsh wants you to take control of your dental health by providing you with a comprehensive diagnosis and treatment of gum disease. The dentist will work with you to carefully manage the infection to prevent it from progressing. Our team is dedicated to helping you achieve healthy teeth and gums for a more confident smile!

Dental Services That Can Address
Gum Disease

If you’re concerned about your gum health, Magical Smiles Bacchus Marsh can help. We offer dental services that can help you address gum disease to achieve and maintain a healthy smile. 

Deep Cleaning

Deep cleaning reduces bacteria and tartar buildup on the teeth’s surface and below the gum line while smoothing rough spots on root surfaces. It can help reduce inflammation and improve your oral health.

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Tooth Extractions

Tooth extraction is recommended when there is no option to rehabilitate the gums and supporting tissues. Our skilled professionals will work with you to determine the appropriate course of action for your unique situation.

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Scale and Clean

If you're experiencing gum disease, the first line of treatment is professional cleaning. It removes plaque and tartar that cannot be removed by brushing alone, so you can get your smile back on track.

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Gum Disease Treatment

We provide a comprehensive care plan, which may include an oral hygiene routine, antibiotics, dental checkups, and cleaning schedules. Our team will work with you to improve your gum health.

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Frequently Asked Questions
About Gum Disease

Sometimes it can be hard to distinguish the signs and symptoms of periodontal disease until severe damage has already been done to the gum tissues. However, here are some of the common early indications that you might be developing this condition:

  • Gums that easily bleed.
    If you start noticing your gums become more sensitive and bleed easily during brushing or flossing, it can be one of the early signs of gum disease.

  • Constant bad breath or taste.
    Bad-smelling odour or taste in your mouth that seems to not go away can be caused by a bacterial infection associated with gum disease.

  • Gums that are tender and swollen.
    When your gums are painful to the touch, puffy, or red, they are signs of poor gum health.

  • Dental abscess.
    Bacteria in the mouth can lead to infection, which may collect pus between teeth and gums. You may notice a foul yellowish-to-white fluid in the affected area.

  • Receding gums.
    Gums that pull away happen when bacteria destroy the gum tissue.

  • Loose teeth.
    As your gums begin to recede, your dental roots can be exposed and loosen your teeth. It may also change your bite or how your upper and lower teeth fit together.

Gum disease begins with the inflammation of the gingiva (gum) tissue, which is caused by bacteria. As bacteria remain on the teeth’s surface for a long time, they form plaque, which hardens into tartar. Unfortunately, when tartar accumulates below the gum line, this makes the teeth harder to clean and can potentially lead to gingivitis, the early stage of gum disease. Eventually, without prompt treatment, the condition can progress into a more advanced state.

Other factors that can increase the risk of gum disease include poor oral hygiene practices, smoking, crooked teeth, ill-fitting dentures or bridges, and female hormonal imbalances.

The early stage is gingivitis. It is the mildest form and is reversible with proper care and treatment. But it can turn into periodontitis, which is a more advanced periodontal disease that may cause irreversible damage to your mouth. If ignored, it may lead to the following stages:

  • Stage 1:
    Initial. During the initial stage of periodontitis, the inflammation worsens and destroys the fibre tissue that connects tooth roots to the gums. Once this stage has been reached, the damage may be impossible to reverse.

  • Stage 2:
    Moderate. You might still be unlikely to feel pain, but neglecting the initial stage of gum disease can allow a bacterial infection to continue to deteriorate the periodontal ligaments and cause deeper pockets between gums and teeth.

  • Stage 3:
    Severe. Severe periodontitis can ruin the bone and carries a heightened risk of tooth loss at this stage. In other cases, the person already has missing teeth, and the remaining ones are loose. Treatment is significantly necessary.

Researchers have found that people with periodontal disease (gum disease) are more likely to get cardiovascular disease. Their risk goes up by 19%, and for people aged 65 and older, the risk increases to 44%. Additionally, there have been potential links between gum disease and other medical conditions, including heart disease. A systematic review identified that periodontitis is strongly associated with the potential of developing other serious oral health conditions if not addressed properly, making it essential to schedule regular checkups with a dentist.