Periodontics

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Periodontal disease, also known as gum disease, is caused by bacteria buildup from plaque that causes inflammation in the gums.

 

There are several types of gum disease, beginning with the mildest form, gingivitis, and progressing to more severe forms of periodontitis, where bacteria spreads beyond the gum line and damages the gum tissue and supporting bone structure.

What is periodontal disease?

Periodontal disease is an infection in the gum tissue caused by bacteria. Once the gums become inflamed they start to lose their grip on the teeth, causing pockets where even more bacteria can accumulate. Without treatment infections can spread, undermining both teeth and bone, with the result that teeth will loosen and eventually fall out.

The main issue with advanced gum disease is that in many cases you probably won’t even know you have it. That said, although symptoms are often mild and pain-free, there are tell-tale signs that could indicate that all is not right with your gums.

These include:

• Bad breath that isn’t related to what you’ve recently eaten
• Bleeding gums when flossing or brushing
• Tender, puffy, or discoloured gums
• Loose teeth

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Have Some Questions?

What Insurances Do You Accept?

We are preferred providers for Medibank, Bupa and HCF dental insurance. We welcome all major insurance funds, simply bring in your dental insurance card during your visit and we will claim it on the spot for you using our Hicaps facility.

What Other Forms of Payment Do You Accept?

Along with insurance, we accept cash, credit card and financing (Mysmileplan).

Is there on-site parking?

Amberly Dentistry has convenient parking on-site, so you can just drive straight in at park out front.

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