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Gum Disease

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Gum Disease

Most adults have gum disease to some degree, but some just have it worse than others. Gum disease is a common dental condition whereby the gums become infected, swollen, or sore. The early form of gum disease is known as “Gingivitis”.

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Dr Alistair Graham | Mona Vale Dental

Dr Alistair Graham is one of the few dentists who can fix most of your dental problems, since he’s qualified to provide both surgical and restorative treatments. He completed his Graduate Diploma in Clinical Dentistry (Oral Implants) at Sydney University. He also studied in the UK, Australia and Switzerland to delve further into this field.

Dr Graham is widely recognised for his extensive experience in all stages of dental treatments (planning, surgical and restorative) including Digital Smile Design. As a result, we can give you clarity about the entire treatment plan, putting you in control of the outcome. This gives you peace of mind that your treatment is being completed in one place, with someone who understands the big picture.

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What is Gum Disease?

If plaque builds up on your teeth, this can eventually lead to gum disease.

This is due to the bacteria in the plaque irritating and harming your gums, which can soon lead to redness, bleeding, soreness, and swelling.

If your gums are uncomfortable/painful or they bleed when you brush them, you should consider making an appointment with your dentist and having your gums treated. Gum disease can lead to a range of dental problems, including bad breath, so it’s best to get your gums checked out.

Do I need Gum Disease Treatment?

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Gum disease treatment can help to prevent a wide range of future problems for your teeth.

For example, if left untreated, gum disease can develop into a condition called “periodontitis” which is known to lead to receding gums, tooth loss, loose teeth, and painful pus-filled gum abscesses.

If you smoke or have a condition such as diabetes, then you are more likely to develop gum disease, so you should be particularly vigilant.


How does Gum Disease Treatment work?

1. If you need to remove hardened plaque and tartar from your teeth, then you may receive a “professional cleaning” where a dental hygienist scrapes away plaque and tartar from your tooth with special tools. This can be enough to rid some forms of gum disease.


2. In some cases, you may require “root planning” (debridement), a procedure which cleans the roots of your teeth under the gums. This treatment requires a local anaesthetic and can be sore for a couple of days afterwards.


If you feel you have tooth decay and require fillings, you need to consult a dentist you can trust.
For more information, please give Mona Vale Dental a call today on (02) 9997 1100.

Tooth Fillings FAQ’s

Are fillings painful?2019-02-01T16:14:39+10:00

Normally, your tooth will be sensitive to heat and cold for about 2 days after the filling. Some people don’t notice any pain, and for those that do the pain is normally very mild. You should feel no pain and be back to normal in three days.

How Long Do Fillings Last?2019-02-01T16:12:39+10:00

With regular care and maintenance, a typical filling will last 5-10 years before it needs to be replaced.

What Are Fillings Made From?2019-02-01T16:11:54+10:00

Fillings come in a wide variety of material: amalgam silver & tooth-colored composites, are most common.

If you have any other questions that are not covered here, please feel free to contact our friendly team who will be more than happy to help you.

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I was very impressed with the high level of care Alistair and his team give to his patients. All the staff were exceptionally welcoming and friendly. Mona Vale dental is beautiful practice with the most up to date facilities, and latest technology.
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Alistair, Kristen, Lisa and the crew at Mona Vale Dental are fabulous. My children, husband and I all go there. Mona Vale Dental are happy, family-friendly, reliable and great at what they do. The new fit-out is also very stylish. It all makes for a very positive dental experience.
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