Periodontitis or gum disease treatment at Buderim Park Dental

Periodontitis is an infection affecting the supporting tissues of the tooth. Like gingivitis, it affects the gums, but it differs from it in that the bone is also affected. It is characterized by progressive destruction of the support tissues of the tooth. The cause is the bacteria of the bacterial plaque that attack the gums and bone of people who are predisposed to suffer from this disease. They accelerate the evolution of the disease, finally causing the teeth to fall in a variable period.

Even if it is a disease that has very early symptomatology, such as bleeding gums, unfortunately, it is not usually assessed by the patient in its proper measure, since it is a painless disease.

As the disease progresses, its signs and symptoms become more evident.

The signs told by Buderim dentists are:

  • Longer teeth due to gum retraction
  • Dental mobility due to bone resorption around the teeth
  • Bad smell and taste in the mouth caused by waste products from the metabolism of bacterial plaque and tartar
  • Displacement of the teeth due to the loss of the dental support tissues that facilitate their migration. This circumstance leads to dental malpositions or increased space between the teeth.
  • Periodontal disease has consequences on the health, function, and aesthetics of teeth and gums. The recovery of this process and its consequences will be better and more effective, the earlier it is detected and treated.

Treatments for gum disease at Buderim Park Dental

Non-surgical procedures

Tartrectomy and root smoothing: while regular dental cleaning is applied to the visible portion of the teeth, tartrectomy and root smoothing is a special cleaning that removes plaque and tartar from the area under the gums (in periodontal pockets) and smooths the root surfaces to accelerate the healing process. A tartrectomy procedure is the only way to remove tartar from this area.

In some cases, antibiotics or antimicrobials are indicated to complement the effects of tartrectomy and root smoothing. In most cases of gum disease in its early stages, tartrectomy and root smoothing, in combination with daily cleaning at home, can successfully reverse gum disease.

Periodontal maintenance / periodontal backup therapy: after tartrectomy and root smoothing, specialized deep cleansing can reduce the recurrence or progression of gum disease.

Surgical procedures

Procedures for reducing the depth of periodontal pockets: Buderim dentist will open the affected gum tissue to eliminate the bacteria that cause the disease and the accumulation of tartar. Some cases require that the damaged bone and root surfaces be smoothed and shaped to allow the gum tissue to re-adhere to the healthy bone during the healing process. This procedure also relocates the gum tissue to make it easier to clean.

Regeneration: Buderim dentist will treat the affected gum tissue similar to a procedure to reduce the depth of the periodontal pockets, applying an additional process. In the process, Buderim dentists will use membranes, bone grafts, and proteins that stimulate the tissues to stimulate the Natural ability regeneration of the body and achieve healthy bones and gum tissue.

Soft tissue grafts: Buderim dentist will take healthy tissue from the gums of the oral cavity (palate) or other areas of the mouth and use it to repair the retracted gums and cover the exposed surfaces of the roots.

For more information, contact

Your local Sunshine Coast Dentist in Buderim.


6/83 MILL RD, BUDERIM-4556

PH: 07 5445 6577


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