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Gum Disease Treatment Sydney

One might think that caring for your gums and teeth is as easy as one, two and three with brushing teeth, flossing and using mouthwash. But for others who suffer from gum problems, it is not that easy.

Dealing with gum disease can often be debilitating. Being unable to smile with confidence and speak freely can hurt your self-esteem and the physical pain and inflammation only serve to compound this struggle. 

At About Smiles, we understand your situation and do our best to help you overcome it. With a team of highly-qualified specialist periodontists, state-of-the-art equipment and a passion for restoring smiles, we are an all-in-one facility that can address gum disease as well as your other dental needs. 

What is gum disease?

Periodontal or gum disease is an infection with inflammation of the gums. It is caused by the build-up of plaque on the tooth and often under the gum tissues. If not removed on a regular basis, these plaques carry bacteria that can potentially damage the gums and bone structures and ultimately cause loss of teeth. If you exhibit one or more of these gum disease symptoms, it’s important you seek the attention of our gum specialists in Sydney right away:

  • Bleeding gums while eating foods, brushing or flossing
  • Persistent bad breath
  • Red, tender, inflamed gums
  • Receding gums
  • Gum sores in your mouth

Even with correct brushing and flossing, if gum disease has set in, no normal oral hygiene practices can get rid of the bacteria burrowing in the pockets of the gum as it continues unchecked in a slow, often painless progressive disease.

Gum disease treatment with the best gum specialists in Sydney

Gum disease is treated by a dentist or periodontist, who will clean the plaque and tartar from your teeth and may also recommend medications or other treatments to help control the infection. In severe cases, surgery may be necessary to remove infected tissue and bone.

When you visit one of our gum specialists in Sydney, an initial assessment is necessary to determine the severity of the problem. Once assessed, you will undergo a treatment suitable for your gums. Depending on the treatment that will be used, the following are the procedures your periodontist will do to treat gum disease:

  • Scaling and Prophylaxis
  • Oral hygiene instruction
  • Laser Therapy
  • Periodontal surgery
  • Antibiotic treatment

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Having healthy gums contributes to a perfect and more attractive smile on your face. No matter what dental concern you might have, we have the knowledge, skills and equipment to handle it. Talk to our team of gum specialists in Sydney and discuss the benefits of having healthy gums.

At About Smiles, we have dental hygienists and gum specialists in Sydney who can assess your dental situation and recommend the best course of action. With state-of-the-art equipment and highly-qualified personnel, we are well-prepared to address any dental emergencies or concerns you may have. Let our specialist periodontists assist with this more complex area of gum maintenance. Please don’t hesitate to contact us to see how we can help you.

Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding, you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner.


What is the treatment for gum disease?

The treatment of gum disease is done by a dentist or periodontist, who will remove plaque and tartar from your teeth and may also prescribe medications. If the infection is severe, surgery may be required to remove the infected tissue and bone.

Gum disease is most commonly treated through a process called scaling and root planing. Scaling involves the removal of plaque and tartar from the teeth around the gum line. Root planing, on the other hand, gets rid of rough spots on the roots of the teeth where plaque and tartar can build up. These procedures help prevent further damage to the teeth and gums.

What is the best treatment for gum disease?

There is no one-size-fits-all answer to this question, as the best treatment for gum disease will vary depending on the individual case. However, some common treatments for gum disease include scaling and root planing (deep cleaning of the teeth), antibiotics and surgery. In severe cases, a full mouth reconstruction may be necessary. Reach out to our team of gum doctor specialists in Sydney about what treatment option is best for you.

How much does gum disease treatment cost?

The cost of treatment for gum disease can range from a few hundred dollars to several thousand dollars. The exact amount you’ll need to pay will vary depending on the severity of the condition and the treatment method used. Treatment for mild gum disease may only require a simple cleaning, while more severe cases may need surgery.

At About Smiles, we are committed to offering quality dental services at an affordable price. Feel free to contact us for an estimate of the overall cost of treatment for gum disease as well as the different payment options we have available.

Can gum disease reverse?

Gum disease can be reversed, but it will require a lot of work on your part as well as regular check-ups with our gum specialist in Sydney. You’ll need to be diligent with your oral hygiene habits. If you catch the disease early enough, it can usually be controlled with good dental care. However, if it progresses too far, it may be necessary to have surgery to correct the damage.

If you’re starting to experience gum disease symptoms, act on it immediately. About Smiles’ gum doctor specialists in Sydney are experts in this field and have years of experience in providing top-quality dental care to their patients. We offer a wide range of general dentistry services that can help you deal with both minor and severe gum disease.

What is the quickest way to get rid of gum disease?

The quickest way to get rid of gum disease is to see your dentist for a professional cleaning and to brush and floss regularly. You can also try using an anti-gingivitis mouthwash as well as other forms of medication, such as antibiotics prescribed to you by the dentist. If your gum disease is more severe, your dentist may recommend more advanced treatment options.

From everyday dental maintenance and advanced procedures to children’s dentistry and cosmetic dentistry, About Smiles has all the expertise and equipment to help you maintain your oral health and improve your smile.

How long does gum disease take to heal?

It can take several weeks for gum disease to heal. However, it is important to keep up with good oral hygiene habits and visit your dentist often to help prevent the disease from recurring.

To hasten your recovery and smile with confidence, don’t hesitate to reach out and utilise the services of our gum specialists in Sydney.


(02) 9415 3555


(02) 9313 6388

Westfield Eastgardens

(02) 8488 9994

Crows Nest

(02) 8622 3900

Circular Quay

(02) 8319 2323

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Where to find us

With 5 convenient locations, you'll be sure to find an About Smiles Dental Centre near you!


Phone: 02 9415 3555
Address: 2/63A Archer Street, Chatswood NSW 2067


Phone: 02 8488 9994
Address: 229/152 Bunnerong Road, Eastgardens NSW 2036


Phone: 02 9313 6388
Address: 4/6 Defries Avenue, Zetland NSW 2017

Crows Nest

Phone: (02) 8622 3900
Address: Suite 103, Level 1, 22 Clarke Street Crows Nest NSW, 2065

Circular Quay Dental Cosmetics

Phone: (02) 8319 2323
Address: Ground Floor, Shop LCC125
17 Young St Circular Quay 2000