Gum disease is a silent menace. It can creep up even if you have good habits like daily brushing and flossing. And if you don’t have regular check up and clean visits to spot it early, it can have serious consequences.
If you have gum disease at any stage, TL Dental can give you a treatment plan to relieve your pain and save your smile.
Even if you’re not sure, start by booking easily online and let us help you keep your gums in great shape.
There are two ways to deal with gum disease: you can prevent it or spot it early by having six-monthly check and cleans, or you can manage it once it's taken hold. The crew at TL Dental are here to be your defence force against the pain and hassle of periodontitis.
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Gum disease is the main reason adults lose teeth and need complex treatments like dental implants.
The team at TL Dental can help you with every stage of gum disease, from preventing gingivitis all the way to managing advanced periodontitis.
We can schedule reminders for your six-monthly check and clean visits and we keep records of your gum health so we can catch any emerging issues early.
If you have periodontitis, we’ll help you manage pain and get you back on track to health.
Three steps to preventing or relieving gum disease:
Book easily online (make sure to schedule six-monthly check-ups when you come in)
Come in and let us see how your gums are doing
Get a treatment plan to ease your discomfort and protect your smile for life!
Treating gum disease depends on how severe it is, and on how far it has advanced. We’ll discuss treatment options and costs when you come in. And we offer flexible payment plans so you can get the care you need right away.
When plaque builds up on your teeth it can lead to inflammation of the gums, and that is called gingivitis. You may not feel it at first, which is why you should have six-monthly check and clean visits; your dentist can identify gingivitis before you get symptoms and stop it from becoming periodontitis or periodontal disease.
If gingivitis is left untreated for too long it can become periodontal disease, or periodontitis. Periodontal disease creates pockets around the teeth, allowing bacteria to attack the jawbone. It is a severe gum infection that will eventually damage the bone. Periodontitis is the leading cause of tooth loss in adults.
We can help you combat gingivitis by removing the plaque build-up around your teeth at six-monthly check and clean visits. If it has progressed, we can help you with a careful management plan.
Smoking, diabetes, birth control medication, pregnancy, steroids and anti-epilepsy drugs can all contribute to the development of gum disease. Old dental work and crooked teeth are also risk factors. But the main cause is poor oral hygiene - that is, not brushing and flossing daily, and not seeing the dentist every six months for a check and clean.