Maintain healthy teeth and gums with our Coorparoo family dental practice
It is important that you visit our Coorparoo family dental practice on a regular basis, at least once every six months, to maintain healthy teeth and gums. Here in Australia, dental health is relatively poor in comparison to similar countries. Tooth decay and gum disease are prevalent throughout the population and affect patients of all ages. Cavities and tooth decay are common in children, tooth decay and gum disease are the leading causes of premature tooth loss amongst adults. It is important that you and your family visit our Coorparoo family dental practice, so that we can carry out a thorough examination of your teeth and gums on a regular basis and make sure that they are free of any signs of oral disease. These issues can be asymptomatic to begin with and you may not notice that you are affected until much damage has been done. Once the symptoms kick in, they can be quite unpleasant.
If you are suffering from cavities or tooth decay, then you may notice toothache, sensitivity and bad breath. You may also notice grey spots appearing on your teeth which do not go away with brushing. Eventually, if you do not visit our Coorparoo family dental practice in time, then you may lose the tooth. Tooth loss can have huge implications for your dental health and your overall well-being.
A single missing tooth can quickly result in multiple missing teeth. Therefore it is very important that any signs of cavities and tooth decay are treated as soon as possible to avoid further complications and also to avoid extensive dental treatment later on.
Gum disease may also be asymptomatic to begin with, but soon you will notice bleeding gums, swollen or tender gums, pain, discomfort and gum disease. You will also notice bad breath. Bad breath can be embarrassing and uncomfortable. It can affect your self-confidence and your self-esteem and it can even cause social anxiety. At our family dental practice we will put together an individually tailored treatment plan for you depending on your unique dental needs. There are many stages of gum disease. It is important to detect the signs of gum disease earlier on in the process so they can be treated quickly and successfully. At the early stages, we can recommend measures to help you maintain excellent dental hygiene at home and this can reverse the signs of gum disease.
We may also ask you to book a hygienist appointment. The hygienist will carry out a scale and polish and remove plaque and tartar from your teeth to promote healthy teeth and gums. If you are in the later stages of gum disease you may need more intensive treatment from the hygienist, including root planing. Root planing involves moving the gum away from the teeth and cleaning the roots of the teeth, removing bacteria, plaque and tartar, which may be responsible for the disease. If tooth decay, cavities and gum disease are not treated early on then as mentioned, this can result in missing teeth. The missing teeth can require extensive dental treatment and it is important to remember that despite advances in dental technology nothing is as good as the real thing. Therefore, you need to look after your teeth and gums properly to maintain your teeth for the rest of your life.
All treatment carries risks. Individual consultation is required with one of our practitioners to ensure that the treatment is right for you.