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Periodontal Gum Treatments in Salamander Bay & Nelson Bay, Port Stephens

young woman having teeth cleanedIf it’s been a while since your last clean and you have symptoms of heavy tartar buildup, you may need a deep cleaning. Because buildup accumulates around teeth and under the gums over time, bacteria can cause the bone to melt away and create abscesses in the gum tissues. Fortunately, timely treatment can help stop bone loss and allow for the gums to heal before more complications occur.
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Symptoms of Gum Disease

Periodontal infections can cause your gums to swell, bleed, or create pockets between your teeth and gum tissues. These spaces are often visible on your dental X-rays. You may also notice yellow tartar or a calculus substance attaching onto the teeth. Over time, your teeth can become loose or even fall out due to the bone loss around them.

Deep Cleaning and Gum Infections

During a deep cleaning, we put the affected teeth asleep and perform a thorough cleaning on the root surfaces to remove all of the tartar and plaque. This process creates a clean environment where the gums have a chance to heal themselves and reattach to the roots. Cleaning the infected areas helps stop the progression of gum disease, making it possible to save the teeth in those areas of your mouth.

Gum Disease FAQ

How long is the treatment?

Deep cleanings are broken up into two appointments, where we clean each side of your mouth at a separate visit. Each appointment takes approximately one hour to complete.

What happens if I do not get a deep cleaning?

Tartar buildup will continue to accumulate on the root surfaces of your teeth, causing chronic gum infections or periodontal abscesses in those spaces. Over time, the affected teeth typically become mobile or eventually fall out.

Gum Treatments at Cheeky Grin Dental Port Stephens

Are you experiencing symptoms of gum disease? Contact us today to reserve an exam.
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Periodontal Gum Treatments Salamander Bay & Nelson Bay, Port Stephens NSW | (02) 4982 0424