Inflamed gums treatment

Do you have inflamed gums?

Inflamed, red, or bleeding gums are one of the first signs of poor oral health, an infection, or another dental disorder – do not ignore unhealthy gums!

At the first sign of gum inflammation or discomfort, seek a dental professional like Dental Care Group. Book an appointment with us today.

Inflamed gums treatment

Inflamed gums are an early sign of periodontal disease

In Australia, around 20% of adults have gum disease. Did you know that gum disease is one of the leading causes of tooth loss?

You are probably familiar with two names for gum disease: gingivitis and periodontal disease. While similar, it’s important to understand that these are not the same; instead, gingivitis often leads to periodontal disease.

Gingivitis

One of the earliest signs of gingivitis is inflamed gums, which is caused by plaque build-up, leading to irritation and inflammation.

Periodontal disease

Gingivitis does not always lead to periodontal disease, however it is likely if left untreated.

Periodontal disease (or gum disease) is more a a more serious and advanced condition, where the gum tissue is more susceptible to bacterial infection.

Emergency dentist for inflamed or bleeding gums

Call us at (03) 9509 1500

At Dental Care Group, we can’t emphasise enough the importance of good oral hygiene.

Apart from the proper teeth brushing techniques, a regular dental check-up can help prevent tooth and gum infections, too.

When you notice the earliest signs of inflamed or infected gums, contact Dental Care Group immediately! Our emergency dentist is here to help.