Healthy teeth need healthy gums for support and we carefully check your gums for any signs of periodontal or gum disease at every appointment. If we find any indication that your gums are infected then Our Bowen dentist will recommend periodontal therapy.

What is Periodontal Therapy?

Periodontal therapy may be as straightforward as a simple scale and polish for treating mild symptoms of gum disease, a condition called gingivitis. If your gum disease is more advanced, a condition called periodontitis then there are various ways it can be treated. A process called scaling and root planning will deep clean your gums, removing toxins, plaque bacteria and calculus (hardened plaque) so your gums can begin to recover from periodontal disease. If your gums are particularly badly infected then we can use topical antibiotics to help kill harmful bacteria. More advanced periodontal disease can be impossible to completely eradicate so treatment may be ongoing to help keep it under control.

Maintaining Healthy Gums

Healthy gums are linked to overall health and well-being. Studies have shown that there is a link between gum disease and other health problems, such as heart disease, stroke, and diabetes.

Therefore, it is important to maintain good oral hygiene practices, such as brushing and flossing regularly, to keep your gums healthy and reduce the risk of developing gum disease and related health problems. Our Dentists will provide advice on how to brush and floss so you have the healthiest gums possible.

Schedule an appointment

You can make an appointment online or call us on (07) 4786 2098. We are located at 77 Herbert Street, Bowen QLD 4805.