Periodontal Gum Care
Red, swollen or bleeding gums?
At East Melbourne Dental Group gum care is our top priority because your gums are the foundations for your teeth.
Periodontitis is a disease that occurs when bacterial toxins penetrate the gum line and cause inflammation of the gums, ligaments and the bone structure, which support teeth. Although the effects of this inflammation may be irreversible, the disease’s progress can be halted and controlled.
Because periodontitis may occur without visible symptoms, it is important for your dental professional to examine regularly for increased gum pocket depths, one of the earliest signs of the disease.
The mildest form of periodontal disease is gingivitis, which results in plaque build up on tooth surfaces, between teeth and under the gum line. It causes the gums to become red, swollen and bleed.
Without proper attention, gingivitis will progress to periodontitis causing gum infection, decay and eventual loss of teeth.
Factors that contribute to gingivitis
- Genetic predisposition
- Poor nutrition
- Other illness
- General poor oral hygiene
In most cases, starting a daily tooth brushing and flossing routine can stop gingivitis in its tracks.
Our East Melbourne dental hygienist will check the health of your gums at your next dental check-up. If you have red or irritated gums contact us to book an appointment with a periodontist in Melbourne as early as possible.
Contact our Team
Mon – Thurs is 8am to 5pm
Saturday & Sunday: Closed
Please call us and ask as some later appointments may be available.
03 9007 2707
1/126 Wellington Parade
East Melbourne 3002
Short Term Parking. Metered and unmetered
- Jolimont Station on the Hurstbridge or Epping Lines
- Route 48 – Victoria Habour/Docklands to North Balwyn
- Route 75 – City/ Southern Cross Station to Vermont South
- Stop 12 – Wellington Parade, Corner Powlett Street