Gum Disease Treatment

Gum Disease Treatment at Albany Creek Dental: Protecting Your Oral and Overall Health

Gum disease, encompassing conditions such as gingivitis and periodontitis, is a prevalent concern that can significantly impact not only your oral health but your overall well-being. At Albany Creek Dental, we are dedicated to providing comprehensive care to prevent and manage gum disease, ensuring that our patients maintain healthy gums and a strong foundation for their teeth.


Understanding Gum Disease

Gum disease is caused by the build up of plaque, a sticky film of bacteria that forms on teeth. If not adequately removed, plaque can harden into tartar, leading to inflammation of the gum tissues.

Gingivitis: The early stage of gum disease, characterised by red, swollen, and bleeding gums. Gingivitis is reversible with professional cleaning and improved oral hygiene practices.
Periodontitis: If left untreated, gingivitis can advance to periodontitis, a more severe form of gum disease. Periodontitis affects the soft tissue and bone supporting the teeth, leading to pain, tooth mobility, and potentially tooth loss.


Signs of Gum Disease

  • It’s crucial to be aware of the signs of gum disease, including:
  • Bleeding gums during brushing or flossing
  • Receding gums
  • Persistent bad breath
  • Red, swollen, or tender gums
  • Loose or shifting teeth

Our Gum Disease Treatment Services

Professional Cleaning: For patients with gingivitis, a professional cleaning to remove plaque and tartar above and below the gum line can significantly improve gum health.
Deep Cleaning (Scaling and Root Planing): For those with periodontitis, we offer deep cleaning treatments that involve scaling to remove tartar from above and below the gum line, and root planing to smooth rough spots on the tooth root where bacteria gather.
Ongoing Maintenance: Following treatment, we’ll provide you with a personalised maintenance plan, including recommendations for at-home care and regular check-ups to manage your gum health effectively.


The Link Between Gum Disease and Overall Health

Research has shown that periodontitis can have a systemic impact, with the bacteria associated with gum disease being linked to heart disease, diabetes, and even dementia. This underscores the importance of treating gum disease not just for the sake of your oral health, but for your overall health as well.

Schedule Your Gum Disease Screening Today

If you’re experiencing any signs of gum disease or are concerned about your gum health, don’t hesitate to contact Albany Creek Dental. Our team is equipped with the expertise and technology to diagnose and treat gum disease at any stage, helping you restore and maintain healthy gums and contribute to your overall health.

Prevention is key to managing gum disease, and with our comprehensive care, we’re here to support you every step of the way. Schedule your appointment today and take a proactive step towards protecting your oral and overall health.










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(07) 3325 2444

4/698 Albany Creek Rd,
Albany Creek 4035

Opening Hours

Mon – 8am-7.00pm 
Tues & Wed 8.00am – 5.30pm
Thurs – 9.00am – 7.00pm
Fri – 8.00am – 4.00pm
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