Periodontal Therapy

Periodontal Therapy at Dentists in Yamanto

Maintaining a radiant smile isn’t solely about preserving the aesthetic appeal of one’s teeth; it’s also about ensuring the health of the gums and bones that support them. At Dentists in Yamanto, located in the heart of Queensland’s Yamanto district, our dedication to comprehensive oral health drives our emphasis on Periodontal Therapy.

Understanding Periodontal Disease

Periodontal Disease, often known as gum disease, is an inflammation of the gum tissue that can progress to affect the bone anchoring your teeth in place. It begins with bacterial growth in the mouth and, if not treated, can lead to tooth loss due to the destruction of the tissue supporting the teeth.

Stages of Periodontal Disease

• Gingivitis

The initial phase is marked by red, swollen gums that bleed easily. Thankfully, this stage is reversible with professional treatment and good oral hygiene.

• Periodontitis

If gingivitis remains untreated, it can evolve into periodontitis. Here, the inner layers of the gum and bone pull away from the teeth, forming pockets. These pockets can collect debris, become infected, and deepen over time.

Symptoms to Watch For

  • Red, tender, or swollen gums.
  • Gums that bleed during brushing or flossing.
  • Persistent bad breath or a bad taste in the mouth.
  • Loose or shifting teeth.
  • Visible pus surrounding the teeth and gums.

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Our Periodontal Therapy Services

This deep-cleaning method removes tartar from above and below the gum line and smooths rough spots on tooth roots where germs gather, helping remove bacteria that contribute to the disease.
An advanced method where lasers are used to access and remove the inflamed gum tissue from around the root of the tooth.
Depending on the severity, antimicrobial mouth rinses, antiseptic “chips,” or antibiotic gels may be prescribed.
In advanced cases, flap surgery (pocket reduction surgery) or bone and tissue grafts might be necessary.

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Why is Periodontal Therapy Essential?

Periodontal disease can wreak havoc not only on your oral health but also on your overall well-being. Research suggests links between gum disease and other health issues like diabetes, heart disease, and respiratory diseases. Addressing periodontal disease proactively can reduce the risk of these complications.


Preventing Periodontal Disease

While our team at Dentists in Yamanto offers top-tier periodontal therapy, we're also staunch advocates for prevention

  • Regular Dental Visits
  • Routine check-ups can catch early signs of gum disease.
  • Daily Brushing and Flossing
  • Proper oral hygiene can drastically reduce the risk.
  • Healthy Diet
  • A balanced diet boosts your immune system, helping you fight off infections.


Personalised Treatment Plans

Understanding that every mouth is unique, we ensure our periodontal therapy is tailored to the individual needs of each patient. Our skilled team evaluates the severity of the periodontal disease and designs a comprehensive treatment plan to restore optimal oral health.

Our Commitment to Excellence

Our dedication is reflected in:

  • Advanced Technology
     We use the latest technology to ensure precise, effective treatment.
  • Expertise
    Our team remains updated with the latest in periodontal treatments and procedures.
  • Patient Comfort
     From the ambience of our clinic to the gentleness of our staff, we prioritise making your experience comfortable.

Periodontal health is a cornerstone of overall oral wellness. Whether you’re experiencing the early signs of gum disease or seeking advanced therapeutic solutions, the dentists in Yamanto are equipped and ready to assist.

Entrust us with your periodontal health, and together, we’ll pave the way to a future of bright smiles and robust oral health. Schedule your appointment today, and let our expert team guide you through the journey of periodontal rejuvenation.

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Michelle Wallace

Dental Specialist

Scarlett Johannson

Principal Specialist

Lee Ming


Deluna Caprio

General Dentist


Periodontal Therapy at Dentists in Yamanto

Periodontal disease is primarily caused by bacteria in dental plaque, the sticky substance that forms on your teeth a couple of hours after you have brushed. Other factors, like smoking, hormonal changes, poor oral hygiene, diet, and some medications, can increase the risk.
While the specific bacteria causing periodontal disease can be transmitted through saliva, the conditions that allow the disease to manifest vary between individuals. However, it’s always a good practise to avoid sharing utensils or engaging in intimate contact with someone undergoing active treatment for the condition.
While periodontal disease can be effectively managed and controlled with proper treatment and good oral hygiene, the term “cure” can be misleading. Some forms of the disease, once advanced, can require ongoing maintenance therapy to manage.
Patients with periodontal disease often need more frequent visits. While regular check-ups are typically biannual, those with gum issues might be advised to come in quarterly or as recommended by the dentist.
While maintaining good oral hygiene is paramount, relying solely on home remedies isn’t advisable for treating periodontal disease. Professional diagnosis and treatment are essential. However, antiseptic mouthwashes can help maintain oral health alongside regular dental check-ups.
Yes, research suggests a link between periodontal disease and other health issues like heart disease, diabetes, respiratory diseases, and even complications during pregnancy.
Periodontal laser treatments are designed to remove inflamed gum tissue from around the root of the tooth. The laser’s energy targets the diseased areas precisely, allowing for effective treatment with minimal pain and quicker recovery times compared to traditional methods.
Not necessarily. With early detection and proper treatment, it’s possible to halt the progress of periodontal disease and preserve your teeth. However, advanced stages of the disease, if left untreated, can lead to tooth loss.
At the dentists in Yamanto, we prioritise patient comfort. Modern periodontal treatments, combined with local anaesthesia and possibly sedation, ensure that patients experience minimal discomfort during the procedure.
While less common in children, they can indeed be affected by a type of periodontal disease. Regular dental check-ups can catch and address any early signs, ensuring good oral health for your child.

Your oral health journey is crucial to us. If you have further queries or concerns about periodontal disease or treatments, please don't hesitate to contact Dentists in Yamanto. We're here to guide and assist you every step of the way.

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