Dental Hygiene

Gum Disease Treatment

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Gum Disease Treatment

Treating Periodontitis

At Titirangi Dental, we believe in treating your whole mouth. Great oral hygiene means protecting your gums as well as your teeth.

 

Are your gums constantly sore, swollen, red or bleeding? Maybe you’re experiencing tooth pain, sensitivity and bad breath. All of these are warning signs of periodontal disease, better known as gum disease. Periodontitis doesn’t just affect the foundations of your mouth. It can also contribute to tooth loss, heart attack, and even diabetes and premature births.

 

By treating and preventing your gum disease, our dental hygienists strive to improve your oral and overall health!

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What Is gum disease?

Gum Disease, also known as gingivitis or periodontitis, is the inflammation of gum tissue caused by the build up of plaque and tartar around the teeth. Gingivitis is very common and may affect up to 70% of the population and Periodontitis affects around 30% of adults over 30 years of age.

 

Failure to spot gum disease early on could have serious consequences, since it’s one of the leading causes of tooth loss for adults. Luckily, there are several signs of gum disease that can help you catch it while it’s still in its early stages.

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Do you have symptoms of Gum Disease?

Gum disease is a type of inflammation that can lead to deterioration and bone loss. Gum disease starts as gingivitis or general inflammation. If left untreated, this can quickly turn into periodontitis, which can damage or even destroy your jawbone in advanced cases.

 

Gum disease can be painless, so it is important to be aware of symptoms that may include:

 

  • Swollen, red, tender or bleeding gums
  • Receding Gums
  • Loose teeth
  • Bad breath or bad taste (Halitosis)
  • Visible pus surrounding the teeth and gums
  • Bleeding when brushing or flossing
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What causes Gum disease?

Gum disease starts when food debris mixes with saliva and bacteria-forming plaque that sticks on the surfaces of teeth. If dental plaque isn’t removed by brushing with toothpaste and flossing, it can become mineralized and form tartar, also known as calculus. Tartar is very hard and can only be removed by a professional dental cleaning. The plaque, tartar & bacteria, if not removed, will irritate the gums causing gingivitis. A build up of plaque may be caused by:

 

  • Not brushing or flossing properly
  • Not brushing or flossing regularly
  • Not visiting your dentist or dental hygienist regularly (you can remove plaque, but only your dentist can remove tartar)

You can also be genetically susceptible to gum disease or be exposed to other risk factors such as illness, certain medications, hormonal changes, diabetes and smoking.

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Treatment of gingivitis & periodontitis

Gingivitis if diagnosed early can often be treated by your dental hygienist or dentist with a professional de-scaling and maintained by good home care such as daily brushing & flossing.

 

Periodontitis is a more advanced form of gum disease. Which affects the gums, periodontal ligament & alveolar bone, potentially resulting in the loss of teeth.

 

Periodontitis can be treated with more invasive techniques like deep scaling the roots of your teeth or removing bacteria & plaque from beneath your gums. Periodontitis can also cause gum loss & bone loss through the mouth. If this occurs your dental professional may recommend you see a dental specialist known as a periodontist who can perform more advanced procedures to help regenerate bone & tissue you have lost.

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Treatment & Prevention of gum disease at Titirangi Dental Centre

The best way to diagnose, prevent & treat gum disease is to visit our clinic in Titirangi. Regular dentist visits and home care can also be effective in fighting gingivitis and other early-stage gum diseases.

 

Prevention is better than cure. Book in to see one of our dentists to examine your teeth and gums and refer you appropriately to one of our three hygienists here at Titirangi dental Centre who can help treat gingivitis & periodontitis. They will also be able to discuss and educate you on a personalised oral homecare regime and advise you on an appropriate recall period.

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Testimonials

I first went to Titirangi dental in Feb 2022 with a terrible tooth ache. Luke and the team not only helped me get that tooth back to good health but have worked closely with me on gum issues since. I like that Luke talks me through each step before, during and after which helps me stay informed. I also appreciate the they provide options for treatment. I avoided dentists for my whole adult life to my own detriment. Each time I went in, it left me not feeling the best and they didn’t take a holistic approach but that has changed now.

Amazing clinic with a great team, the friendly receptionist and supportive team makes my dental visit comfortable experience. Morgan Scanlan, she is an amazing dental hygienist, she is caring and kind. Dr Luke Simpson is very professional and respectful, he handles patient with a great patience and caring. Dr Luke Simpson did such an amazing job on my teeth. Their practice is equipped with latest technology for all dental procedure. Highly impressed with the dental service I received from the team. Highly recommended dental service for all your dental needs.

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Testimonials

Dr Simpson is friendly, honest and thorough. I have been a patient for many years and trust him implicitly with my oral health care.
Steven Bridges
Steven Bridges
2024-05-09
I'm delighted to share my positive experience with Dr. Luke Simpson and his exceptional team .From the moment I walked in, the warm and friendly atmosphere put me at ease. The staff's professionalism and attention to detail were evident throughout my visit, and Dr. Smith's expertise and genuine concern for my dental health truly stood out. The state-of-the-art facility and seamless appointment process further added to the overall positive experience. I highly recommend this dental practice for their outstanding care and commitment to patient satisfaction.
Baz BB
Baz BB
2024-05-07
Very professional from the receptionist to the dentist. The team were really helpful and Luke ( the dentist) had a great personality and it was obvious he wanted the best outcome for me. Highly recommend. Also excellent value.
Richard Vinsen
Richard Vinsen
2024-05-01
They found a cavity that another Dentist did not pickup in an examination only 1 month ago. Highly recommended.
Thomas Ekholm
Thomas Ekholm
2024-04-29
I am really happy with Titirangi Dental. A couple of years ago I changed from a dentist in town I have been to for decades because his practice got taken over by when he retired. Dr Luke at Titirangi dentist is a wonderful find. Very very happy with his work and recommendations. Plus he doesn’t try to sell me extra stuff… like Lumio was doing. And my hygienist Glodie Biladi is fabulous and thorough with such a sunny personality that almost makes having my teeth cleaned fun.
Sarah Munro
Sarah Munro
2024-03-14
My experience at Titirangi dental is always impressive. Even late on a Friday afternoons their professionalism is on top form. I get treated as an important person of significance. They value each individual with such friendly approach which had me relax more. No tricks or upselling just honest focus on what needs attention and a good sense of being taken care of when leaving. Their fabulous reputation most certainly stands on strong foundations thats for sure. I personally wouldnt want to go anywhere else their team from reception to surgeon is too good. I can put my hand on heart and recommend this five star practice as I do. Go for it! You'd be hard pushed to find better me thinks! Ray Whitworth Victim of Crime Counsellor / Therapist.
MR RW
MR RW
2024-02-16
Dr Luke is very professional , humble , generous , hospitality smile face working with highy quality , nice advise and direction Wen you are with him for treatment feel comfortable more reliable and fantastic job Weldon Dr Luke thanks
Abdul Zolfaghari
Abdul Zolfaghari
2023-10-21
I first went to Titirangi dental in Feb 2022 with a terrible tooth ache. Luke and the team not only helped me get that tooth back to good health but have worked closely with me on gum issues since. I like that Luke talks me through each step before, during and after which helps me stay informed. I also appreciate the they provide options for treatment. I avoided dentists for my whole adult life to my own detriment. Each time I went in, it left me not feeling the best and they didn’t take a holistic approach but that has changed now.
Manu Joyce
Manu Joyce
2023-08-27
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