Gum Disease

Periodontics

PeriodonticsAt Green Apple Dentistry we are proactive about protecting your periodontal health because we realise that gum health is the absolute foundation of your entire oral health system. That's why, at every visit, we methodically probe, examine and record the health status of your gums.
Our Gum Care Services include:

  • Charting & Diagnostic Services
  • Detailed oral hygiene instruction
  • Non-Surgical In-Office Therapy
  • Ultrasonic and/or hand scaling
  • Nitrous Oxide available for hygiene appointments

Gum (Periodontal) Disease can be described in two main stages. The first, more common stage is gingivitis. Gingivitis occurs when the bacteria in our mouths begins to attack gum tissue resulting in red, swollen or puffy gums which may bleed upon brushing or flossing. As gingivitis can also be asymptomatic in its early stages, it is important to maintain a system of regular checks to avoid its escalation into periodontitis

As the bacteria delve deeper into the gum tissues and begins to attack the supporting ligaments and bone, gingivitis escalates into a more serious condition called periodontitis. Periodontitis can result in gum and bone recession and if left untreated, tooth loss. Although the effects of periodontitis are not reversible, they can be treated to stop progression.

If you feel you may be suffering from gum (periodontal) disease, contact our experienced team at Green Apple Dentistry to arrange a consultation.