Tag: periodontist

How do I know if I have gum disease?

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Dentist Melbourne
Melbourne's Home of Dentistry

What is gum disease? Gum disease, or gingivitis, is a common condition which affects most of us at some stage of our lives. It is an inflammatory response of the gum tissues to bacterial plaque buildup. Periodontal disease, or periodontitis, is a condition affecting about a third of the population, with a third of those Read more...

Bleeding gums – is it normal?

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Dentist Melbourne
Melbourne's Home of Dentistry

Redness or bleeding of the gums while brushing your teeth, using dental floss or biting into hard food is common, but it is not normal. Healthy gums do not bleed. The longer you leave your bleeding gums untreated, the greater your risk of periodontal damage, so it’s important to make an appointment with your dentist Read more...

What is periodontal disease?

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Specialist Periodontist
Periodontal Care
BDS (Brist) MFDS RCS (Eng) MClinDent (Lond) MRD RCS (Eng)

About periodontal disease Periodontal disease, commonly known as gum disease, is a condition that involves either inflammation of the gums (known as gingivitis) or more serious gum infection (called periodontitis). In advanced cases it can cause loss of teeth and of the bone structures that support the teeth. Periodontitis may be associated with heart disease, Read more...

How is periodontal disease treated?

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Oral Hygiene
ADOH (RMIT)

Periodontal disease, or gum disease, can take one of two main forms: gingivitis and periodontitis. Gingivitis Gingivitis is inflammation of the gingival tissue (gum) and it presents as red, inflamed and easily bleeding gums. The longer plaque and tartar are left on the teeth, the more harmful that bacteria becomes. The patient typically reports “My Read more...

Can you cure gum disease?

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Oral Hygiene and Dental Therapy
BOH (Adel)

In addressing this question it’s important to first define the term cure. A cure is the relief of symptoms of a disease or a condition. In relation to gum disease, the answer is yes; a cure (in this sense) is possible. However, the matter is complicated by the constant presence and growth of plaque and Read more...

How can a Smile Solutions periodontist help with my gums?

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Dentist Melbourne
Melbourne's Home of Dentistry

What does a periodontist do? At Smile Solutions, periodontists work in conjunction with dental hygienists and dentists to diagnose and treat more significant or problematic cases of severe gum disease (periodontal disease), or patients with a complex medical history. An easy way to think of them is as the Smile Solutions gum experts. Who should Read more...

What is a periodontist?

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Dentist Melbourne
Melbourne's Home of Dentistry

The team at Smile Solutions, along with our general dentists, hygienists, dental nurses and auxiliary staff, are also comprised of 20 board-registered specialists. Among these specialists are our periodontists. A periodontist is a dentist who specialises in the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of periodontal disease (more commonly known as gum disease), and in the placement Read more...

How is gum disease treated?

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General Dental Care
BDS (Liverpool)

Gum disease is the term used to describe gum inflammation caused by plaque. Plaque is a sticky, bacteria-loaded colourless film that builds up in our mouths on a daily basis if unchecked. Over time this plaque collects on our teeth and gums and, if not removed, will build up on our gums, leading to inflammation Read more...

Why your six-monthly check-up is crucial: How your dental hygienist can help

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Oral Hygiene and Dental Therapy
BOH (LaTrobe)

We all agree that prevention of disease is always better than a cure therefore six-monthly check-up is crucial. Dental Hygienist and therapist Chatelle Wehi reveals how Smile Solutions helps prevent oral and dental problems for their patients. What sorts of issues do you deal with when seeing a patient at Smile Solutions? We start with an assessment and Read more...