Gum Treatments

Do your gums bleed after flossing or brushing? Does it hurt when you bite into crunchy or hard foods? Do you notice the colour of your gums changing colour and getting darker?

If you are experiencing one or more of those symptoms, chances are that you may have gum disease. Known as periodontal disease, or periodontitis, it is the result of hundreds and thousands of bacteria coming into contact with food particles, mucus or other forms of bacteria, causing plaque. Brushing your teeth twice a day can reduce the chances of plaque, however negligent dental hygiene can result to gingivitis.

Gum Treatment

Gingivitis is essentially the inflammation of the gums. It can lead to swollen and bleeding periodontal gums, particularly when brushing or flossing your teeth. If you notice blood when brushing your teeth, you are probably due for a visit to your local dentist.

In bad cases of gingivitis, we see gum decay, gum receding and tooth loss. Luckily, periodontal disease is treatable, and there are preventative and non-surgical methods in which everyone can do to reduce the chances of developing it, non-surgical methods, those gingivitis treatments include:

Fluoride toothpastes
Prescription mouthwash
Professional dental cleaning

We tell all our patients that preventative measures are always the best when it comes to dental care, ways in which everyone can avoid periodontal disease includes:

Alcohol reduction
Sugar reduction
Regular and routine oral care
Balanced vitamin intake


01. What are the common gum treatments available?
There is a range of common gum treatment services available for early-stage gum disease or gingivitis, among which includes teeth debridement or scaling. These non-invasive treatments remove the root cause of gum disease: tooth plaque or calculus. If the condition has progressed to periodontitis, you may require surgery.
02. How do I know if I need gum treatment?
Gum disease changes the nature of the gums. If you notice bleeding, swelling or redness, chances are you require gum treatment services. If you’re experiencing bad breath or tender or loose teeth, your condition has likely progressed to periodontitis, meaning you should seek treatment ASAP to prevent tooth loss.
03. Are gum treatments painful?
Gum treatment services are not painful because they’re generally performed under general anaesthetic. Moreover, a good dentist or periodontist will always determine any necessary pain relief and administer it accordingly. If anything, it may be the aftercare or recovery period that’s painful, and even this is easily manageable.

At Langmore Dental, we know what it takes to make our patients have a healthy and happy smile. If you have sore, swollen or bleeding gums, don’t ignore it, as it is possibly gum inflammation. Our friendly and professional team in Berwick are ready to treat your gum disease. Contact our dental team on 03 9796 1881 or