Gum care

Do you suffer from red, swollen, tender, bleeding or receding gums? We can help with that.

At Damira we offer a range of surgical and non-surgical gum care treatments to help treat and prevent gum issues to help you regain your oral health and love your smile again.

We can help the following symptoms: 

  • Red, tender, or swollen gums
  • Gums that bleed after eating, brushing, or flossing
  • Persistent bad breath
  • Receding gums
  • Loose or missing teeth
  • Severe toothaches

 

Gum care treatments

Non-surgical gum treatments provide a deep clean above and below the gumline to remove plaque and tartar and are less invasive than surgical treatments.

Non-surgical gum treatments can include:

  • Root surface debridement (RSD)
  • Scaling and maintenance
  • Dental splinting (perfect for loose teeth).

Surgical gum treatments can include:

  • Crown lengthening
  • Open flap debridement
  • Periodontal regeneration/grafting
  • Muco-gingival plastic surgery/Recession coverage
  • Peri-implantitis surgery
  • Simple frenectomy
  • Root amputations/resection
  • Furcation tunnelling
  • Soft tissue graft around implant
  • Wisdom teeth extraction/extractions

In some patients, the nonsurgical procedure of scaling and root planning is all that is needed to treat gum diseases. Surgery is needed when the tissue around the teeth is unhealthy and cannot be repaired with nonsurgical options.

All treatments are subject to the individual practice. 

How is gum disease caused?

Gum disease is caused by the germs (bacteria) which live in your mouth. The bacteria stick to your teeth forming plaque, irritate the gums and make them bleed.

If plaque is not cleaned off it solidifies to form tartar. Tartar then releases poisons into your gums and bones, causing the bone to dissolve over time. This is why it is important to see a hygienist who can prevent this from happening.

This may have specific causes such as diabetes or smoking, but some people are just more prone to gum disease.

How to maintain good oral hygiene?

To maintain good oral hygiene, we encourage you: 

  • Brush your teeth for about 2 minutes every evening before you go to bed and on 1 other occasion every day
  • Use toothpaste that contains the right amount of fluoride, a natural mineral that helps protect against tooth decay
  • Floss your teeth or using interdental brushes regularly
  • Not smoking
  • Regularly visit your dentist and hygienist – at least twice a year

Interested in gum care?

If you are concerned about your gum health, find your nearest Damira practice and book an appointment to talk through your concerns with one of our dental professionals.

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