Gum Specialists Toowoomba

Renewing oral health

At Toowoomba Specialist Dental we pride ourselves in providing the highest standard of treatment for patients with gum disease, with a gentle, professional, and caring approach.
Read on to find out more about gum disease and how our specialists can help treat your gums and improve more than just your oral health.

Gum Disease Treatments in Toowoomba

What is Gum Disease?

Your dentist may have referred you to see a Periodontist Toowoomba because they have determined that periodontal disease (gum disease) is present. Periodontal Disease is the leading cause of tooth loss in adults and is often referred to as the Silent Disease as there is often no pain or discomfort until the infection is severe.

Periodontal disease affects the support around the teeth including the jawbone and the gums. It is diagnosed by close examination of the teeth and gums or the presence of bone loss in your x-rays.

What is a Periodontist?

Periodontists are qualified dental professionals who specialise in the prevention, detection and treatment of patients with gum diseases, like periodontitis and gingivitis. They also specialise in gum grafting, deep gum cleaning, gum surgery and the placement of dental implants. Periodontists have undergone extensive postgraduate training and are qualified to provide a more complex level of care for patients with gum disease.

What causes Periodontal disease?

Gum disease is most often caused by plaque – the thick film of bacteria that forms on gums and teeth. There are a number of risk factors for periodontal (gum) disease, but smoking is the most significant. Smoking also can make treatment for periodontal disease less successful. Other risk factors include: diabetes; hormonal changes in females; prescription medications that lessen the flow of saliva; nutritional deficiency and genetic susceptibility.

When should you see a periodontist in Toowoomba?

The following signs may indicate that you have periodontal disease and need to see a Periodontist:

  • You have red, swollen or bleeding gums
  • Your teeth feel loose
  • Your gum are receding
  • You have noticed a change in your bite and position of your teeth
  • You have bad breath that won’t go away

If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, book a consultation with our periodontist Toowoomba today.

FAQ's

If you’re experiencing red, swollen or bleeding gums, your teeth feel loose, your gums are receding or you’re experiencing any other symptoms it is recommended you book a consultation with our Toowoomba clinic right away. You can also talk with your general dentist first, as they can provide guidance and potentially refer you to us.

Dental insurance coverage for gum disease treatment may vary depending on your specific insurance plan. It is advisable to check with your dental insurance provider to understand the extent of coverage for periodontal treatments and any associated costs. You can also book a consultation with us through our website to discuss payment in detail.

Prevention of gum diseases starts with good oral hygiene practices, including regular brushing and flossing, along with routine dental check-ups and professional cleanings. Avoiding tobacco use, maintaining a balanced diet, managing stress, and addressing any underlying health conditions can also contribute to gum health.
If you are looking for gum disease specialists or periodontists in Toowoomba, our dental clinic has expert periodontists who specialise in gum disease treatments. Contact us to schedule a consultation, and our dedicated specialists will assess your gum health and provide tailored treatment options to meet your needs.
While general dentists provide comprehensive dental care, including preventive and restorative treatments, gum disease specialists or periodontists have advanced training and expertise specifically in treating gum diseases and conditions affecting the supporting structures of the teeth. They focus on the health of the gums, bone, and tissues surrounding the teeth.
Periodontists are trained to diagnose and treat various gum diseases and conditions, including gingivitis (early stage gum disease), periodontitis (advanced gum disease), gum recession, gum infections, gum abscesses, gum inflammation, and periodontal bone loss.
Gum disease specialists or periodontists offer a range of treatments to address gum diseases and conditions. These may include non-surgical treatments like deep cleaning (scaling and root planing), antibiotic therapy, and gum disease maintenance, as well as surgical interventions such as gum grafting, pocket reduction surgery, bone grafting, and dental implant placement.
You should consider seeing a gum disease specialist or periodontist if you are experiencing symptoms of gum disease, such as red, swollen, or bleeding gums, persistent bad breath, receding gums, loose teeth, or changes in your bite. Regular visits to a periodontist are also recommended for preventive care and maintenance of gum health.