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Gum Disease/Periodontal Disease Treatment in Applecross & Mt Pleasant

Your gums are what keeps your teeth in place! With proper oral care, most issues may be prevented. However, if the area becomes infected, gum disease may occur, causing tissue damage and ultimately tooth loss.

Gum disease, also known as periodontal disease, has two stages, gingivitis and periodontitis. Gingivitis is the less severe, but without proper care, it may lead to periodontal disease. Typically, both conditions are caused by bacterial, and in some cases, viral infections, as well as plaque buildup.

The team at Mount Pleasant Dental Centre is committed to your long-term oral health and total wellness. With our advanced diagnostic tools and techniques to ensure accurate assessment, and the latest advancements in periodontal care, we provide you with the best possible outcomes.


Gingivitis refers to inflammation of the gums. The initial stage of gum disease, common symptoms include tender and bleeding gums, bad breath, and an unpleasant taste. While there’s no permanent damage to the bone tissue at this point, if no care is given, the condition may progress to more severe forms of gum disease.


Periodontitis involves inflammation of the ligaments that hold the teeth in the jaw. Gums are diseased and loosen, forming pockets away from the teeth, and the bone tissue is damaged and fragile.

Patients may experience bleeding and tender gums, along with a bad taste and breath. Advanced stages of periodontal disease include receding gums, tooth sensitivity, increased tooth mobility, occasional gum swellings or abscesses, and ultimately tooth loss.

Restoring Gum Health

At Mount Pleasant Dental Centre, our dental team uses a three-step approach to care—

Accurate Diagnosis—our experienced dental providers conduct a thorough clinical examination, using measurements to assess the health of your periodontal ligaments. In some cases, dental X-rays may be used for a more precise diagnosis, and provide further insight into the extent of your gum disease.

Appropriate Care Protocols—periodontal disease requires more than a standard “scale and clean.” Periodontal debridement is a specific technique to physically remove bacteria and the calcified buildup that protects it. This deep cleaning approach ensures a thorough elimination of harmful substances from your gum pockets.

Preventative Care—prevention is a key aspect of our approach to gum care. We focus on teaching techniques to prevent or slow bacterial buildup. Regular flossing, careful brushing, and scheduled visits for professional dental cleaning are vital to maintaining healthy gums and preventing gum disease.

Schedule Today

Take the first step towards healthier gums by scheduling an appointment today. Our team is ready to guide you through the process, and help you achieve your oral health goals.

Any invasive or surgical procedure may carry risks. Before moving forward, it is recommended that you seek a second opinion from an appropriately licensed medical professional.


Gum Disease/Periodontal Disease Treatment Perth, Applecross, Mt Pleasant WA | (08) 9364 5580