Did you know that a periodontist is a dental professional who specialises in gum care? That’s right, as in the gums that are inside each and everybody’s mouth. They know literally everything there is to know about gums, as well as how to take care of them. We are all lucky that periodontists have a healthy interest in the gums.
Gum diseases are a serious matter; in fact, they can be downright deadly. There’s nothing more frustrating than being able to avoid all the big concerns, only to be done in by something that can be dealt with by brushing and flossing. Unfortunately, there’s a lot more going on with gums than meets the eye.
True, plaque and dirt are the root causes of gum disease. The mouth is already such a hive for bacteria that anything staying there longer than a few hours can result in grave consequences. The thing with bacteria is they are stubborn: once they find a home they are very difficult to get rid of thoroughly.
Unfortunately, if gum disease is present that means periodontists will need to get down and dirty to treat it. That means they need to clean all the affected parts of the teeth, especially the parts right down into the pocket of the gum.
As painful as the procedure sounds, it will actually be much worse if the person performing the operation had no idea what should happen next. Fortunately, the field of dentistry has periodontists who always make it a point to help patients keep patients with their gum cleanings. These dental professionals ensure that the procedure is as painless as possible.
At Booragoon Dental Clinic, we offer preventative dentistry and oral hygiene services. Our team will make sure to help you avoid or treat any form of periodontal disease. If you or anyone you know suffers from any kind of gum disease, talk to us today.
^Insured patients should contact their health insurer to discuss their health fund rebates for proposed dental treatment.
*Please note that due to legal obligations all new patients must have an initial examination with their first scale and clean.