Gum Disease

Discover How Gosford Dental Excellence Can Assist You with Gum Disease Treatment Options

Gum disease is a painfully prevalent problem for many patients despite its ease of prevention at Gosford Dental Excellence.

Poor oral care, namely the failure to remove the soft, sticky, white film known as plaque, is a typical cause of gingivitis. If you find out that you have it, don’t worry; you’re not the only one. In our lifetimes, approximately 85% of us will require treatment for gum disease.

Effects of Gum Disease

Stained gums

You should check the colour of your gums in the mirror to check on the health of your teeth. Gums in good health seem somewhat pink. Gum disease can cause gums to be a deep pink or red colour.

Trouble chewing due to sensitive teeth

Sensitivity to hot and cold foods is a common sign of gum disease. Because enamel does not cover the roots of your teeth, the dentin underneath is highly sensitive to changes in temperature and pressure.

Gums that swell or bleed

Gingivitis or periodontitis may already be present if your gums become inflamed, sore, and swollen regularly for no apparent reason. Blood on the toothbrush or in the spit after brushing can also be an indicator of gum disease.

Mouth Odour

Periodontal bacteria could be the source of a persistent foul odour or taste. It could be a sign of periodontal disease if the unpleasant flavour persists throughout the day after brushing your teeth.

Gum recession/lose teeth

Bacteria can kill tissue near the gum line. The affected person’s teeth will appear “longer,” and the newly visible dental roots may turn yellow. If you have gum disease, your teeth may feel tingling.

Oral ulcers or pustules

Pus indicates advanced gum disease and the body’s response to severe infections. An abscess may also be present if pus is forming.

If you’re experiencing these symptoms, you require immediate medical attention.

How to Avoid
Gum Disease

Take a regular healthy diet

Avoid sugary and fatty foods

Remember to brush teeth after each meal

Avoid or quit smoking

Drinking lots of water (fluoridated water preferred)


Make appointments to maintain good oral health and prevent potential dental problems.