Gum Disease Treatment

Treat gum disease before it’s too late. Book in with us today.

Gum Disease doesn't have to cramp your smile

It’s really no fun discovering gum disease symptoms. Maybe you’ve seen blood in the sink after brushing. Or you’ve noticed bad breath. Your teeth may even feel loose. 

But no matter what your situation, the best thing you can do is come in. Dr Mark can check your gums and put together a plan to get you healthy and happy again.


A 45-minute standard check-up is all it takes to check for gum disease


From $300


You’ll feel fine to get on with your day straight after your check-up
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Your local dentist, with a world of experience

Old-fashioned values, modern techniques

Decades of experience and the latest techniques mean honest, quality treatment.

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Easy online booking and flexible payment options for your convenience. 

Serving the Shire for over a decade

Your local community dentist - here for your long-term care. 
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Three steps to getting on top of gum health


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Online booking means care is a click away. Find a time that suits and get started on healthy gums.


Follow a simple plan 

We’ll put together a plan that’s tailored to your needs to get your teeth and gums back on track. 


Enjoy life more every day

Without the stress of gum disease and with the confidence of healthier gums and fresher breath.
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How do you treat gum disease?

Early stage gum disease - called gingivitis - can be reversed with deep and regular dentist cleans. Your dentist can help you manage gum disease in its three later stages - called slight, moderate and advanced periodontal disease. But unfortunately these stages cannot be completely reversed. Regular check-up and cleans are a great way to spot gum disease signs before it’s too late. 

What is gum disease?

Gum disease is an infection that attacks the gums. In its early stages, it causes light bleeding when you brush or floss, and possibly a bad taste in your mouth. During the later stages, teeth may feel loose, with visible gaps between the tooth and the gum. When gum disease reaches its final stages, there can be abscesses and pus. If you leave gum disease untreated, your teeth can fall out.

What causes gum disease?

A build-up of plaque is a common cause of gum disease. Plaque is a sticky substance that collects on the tooth enamel and attracts bacteria. The bacteria then spread into the gums. In addition to plaque, other factors that can make you more prone to gum disease. Smoking, pregnancy, diabetes, and genetics can all play a role. That’s why it’s important to have regular check-up and clean visits. Your dentist can tell you if you have the early signs of gum disease and act before it's too late.

What does gum disease look like?

In its early stage, gingivitis, the main symptom of gum disease is light bleeding when brushing or flossing. You may not realise you have it at this stage, and simply think you’ve brushed too hard. There could be a strange taste in your mouth, or you might notice bad breath. You might also find that symptoms persist even after a professional clean.  

The symptoms of early, moderate or advanced periodontal disease - the later stages - are more serious. Gaps may appear between your gums and teeth, or your teeth may feel loose and change position. You may experience pain as abscesses form. If gum disease is left untreated, teeth will fall out. That’s why it’s important to treat it early. But the good news is, even if you have advanced gum disease, your dentist can give you a plan to manage it, or refer you to a specialist. 

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Great White Smiles is your trusted local dentist in Engadine, serving Sutherland Shire for 15 years. Book for you and the family at the same time for real convenience.
Monday – Friday
9.00AM – 5.30PM
Appian Corner,
Suite 4/69 Station Street
Engadine, NSW 2233
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