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Gum Disease in Mosman

What is Gum Disease?

Woman smilingWhen gum disease is in its early and reversible stages, it is known as Gingivitis. This infection occurs from a build-up of plaque (a colourless and sticky film) both on and around the teeth. This film also contains bacteria, which produce toxins. As a result, these toxins cause irritation to the gums, resulting in the tissue becoming swollen and tender.

If Gingivitis is left untreated in its early stages, it can lead to a more serious and destructive form of gum disease known as Periodontitis. This moderate to severe form of gum disease is a result of the bacterial toxins attacking the structures that hold the teeth in place, including the bone and periodontal ligament. Sadly, this may result in tooth loss, therefore immediate treatment is required.

What are the Signs and Symptoms of Gum Disease?

Thankfully, there are a number of early warning signs that may help you determine if you have gum disease. These include:

  • Inflamed and irritated gums that bleed easily during brushing
  • A bad taste in your mouth or persistent bad breath
  • Teeth which have become loose or are moving position
  • Experiencing pain and discomfort during meal times

Treating Gum Disease at Hugh Fleming Dentistry

Laser Gum Dentist is part of the Hugh Fleming Dentistry group and located onsite. With our experienced dental hygienists on-board, we are experts at treating and preventing periodontal disease. We are able to assess for signs of Gingivitis or Periodontitis during your routine exam and dental hygiene appointment. Regular dental hygienist visit will help to prevent the build-up of calculus or tartar which accumulates when plaque is left on the teeth for a long period of time.

We also utilise a laser treatment called the LANAP protocol, which is the only scientifically-proven method of creating periodontal regeneration, new bone growth and gum tissue reattachment.

Do You Have Gum Disease?

If you’re experiencing any of the signs and symptoms above, or wish to discuss gum disease further with our dentists or dental hygienists, please schedule a visit to Hugh Fleming Dentistry today. Remember, prevention is the best treatment, so we recommend seeking treatment now before further problems develop.

Our friendly and caring team are always on-hand to help!

Any invasive or surgical procedure may carry risks. Before moving forward, it is recommended that you seek a second opinion from an appropriately licensed medical professional.


Gum Disease Mosman, Cremorne NSW | 02 9960 8977