Gum Disease

Gum Disease Treatment Port Macquarie

What is Gum Disease?

There are two different types of gum disease. Gum disease starts out as gingivitis but advances to Periodontitis if left untreated. Gingivitis can be treated very easily with regular check-ups, professional cleaning and brushing and flossing twice a day.

Once Gingivitis has advanced to Periodontitis it starts to create ‘pockets' in your gums around the teeth where the gum begins to come away from the teeth roots. This affects the bone supporting the teeth, and the bone starts to deteriorate. It may become irreversible leading to tooth loss. Periodontal disease is a severe infection that requires professional treatment; it is one of the most common reasons for tooth loss in adults.

You can book an appointment by calling our office on (02) 6583 4055 or by clicking on the button below, and we will call you back with appointment options that suit your schedule.

Common signs of gum disease

  • Bleeding gums when brushing
  • Swollen or sensitive gums
  • Loose teeth
  • Receding gums
  • Teeth are sensitive to hot and cold
  • Persistant bad breath
  • Bad taste in the mouth
  • Pus between teeth or on gums
WHAT CAUSES GUM DISEASE

Gum Disease Causes

Gum disease is caused by a number of different reasons; the most common (and most preventable) is bacteria building up on your teeth causing plaque that can’t be removed by regular brushing. Other causes include:

  • Poor oral hygiene
  • Smoking
  • Diabetes
  • Some medications including birth control, diabetes medication, steroids or anti-epilepsy drugs
  • Pregnancy
  • Old failing dental restorations
  • Crooked teeth

A recent study in the US showed that one out of every two adults has gum disease - scary hey! The other scary fact is you may be completely unaware you have gum disease as it is possible to have no warning signs. If you are displaying any of the above symptoms we recommend you come to see us straight away, the sooner you start treatment, the better the chances are of saving your teeth.

WHAT ARE THE OPTIONS?

Gum Disease Treatment

The first thing we will do is give you a thorough scale and clean but don't worry - at TL Dental we have invested in the latest technology to make sure your visit is as comfortable as possible. Our mission is to change the way you think about coming to the dentist.Your health fund should cover some of the cost of your gum disease treatment, how much is covered depends on the level of treatment that you need. We will give you with all of the information you need to check with your healthcare provider. Book and an appointment to come and see us today.

If you are worried about your bleeding gums the best thing to do is to schedule a check-up and clean with one of our dentists. Chances are that it may just be early stage and with a good clean we can get it under control for you and then give you all the information you need for an at home dental care routine.

You can book by calling our office on (02) 6583 4055 or by clicking on the button below and we will call you back with appointment options that suit your schedule.

Gum Disease Treatment Cost

Gum Disease Cleaning

from $90

Cost depends on the number of teeth affected.  After a consultation, we will provide you with a personalised treatment plan outlining the number of teeth needing treatment and the approximate number of treatments required.

Consultation

$60

If you are a new patient and concerned you may have gum disease we recommend a consultation so we can check the health of your gums and teeth and create a personalised treatment plan for your needs.

HEALTH FUNDS

All Health Funds accepted and rebates processed on the spot with HICAPS. We are preferred providers for HCF, NIB and Medibank. Please bring your membership card with you to your appointment.

DENTAL PAYMENT PLANS

We work with payment plans so you can spread the cost of treatment. Most offer quick online application & eligibility check. Terms, conditions & lending criteria subject to the lender's policies. We accept cash, cheque and major credit/debit cards. Learn more on our dental payment plans page.

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Have a question about gum disease?

We're on hand to answer your questions about gum disease treatment in Port Macquarie at TL Dental.
Call us on 02 6583 4055 or click below to send us your question.