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Bupa Dental LogoWe are excited to announce that we will now be known as Bupa Dental Helensvale.

Our practice’s long standing commitment to providing high quality dental care aligns perfectly with Bupa’s philosophy of being a health and care partner for customers.

We have refurbished our practice to help improve our patient experience, with modern dental rooms and technology in a more comfortable environment.

If you have any questions about the changes or wish to book your next appointment, please visit our new website or contact our friendly team on (07) 5665 8144.

Or alternatively click here to visit our new website.

New Patient Offer

No GAP comprehensive dental exam

$195*(valued at $474)

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Periodontal Treatment (Gum Disease)

Periodontal disease can dramatically influence your oral and overall health.

Periodontal disease (or gum disease) is highly prevalent, with 30% of all people over 50 experiencing advanced gum disease. This disease is primarily caused by an excessive build-up of plaque that causes gums to become inflamed, and in extreme cases can lead to tooth loss.

Factors that can contribute to this disease include poor oral hygiene, stress, smoking, diabetes, obesity, genetics, pregnancy and some medications.

Symptoms of periodontal disease:

  • Red or swollen gums that bleed after you brush your teeth.
  • Teeth that are loose or have moved from position.
  • Gums that are swollen or are receding away from teeth.
  • Pus around teeth and gums.
  • Unexplained sores in your mouth.
  • Bad breath.

The link between the body and periodontal disease

People with periodontal disease are twice as likely to develop heart disease and diabetes. Gum disease can also contribute to other serious conditions throughout the body such as stroke and Alzheimer’s disease, so it is important to maintain the health of your gums for the sake of your overall health.

Periodontal treatment

Regular professional cleans can actively prevent the development of gum disease. If you unfortunately do develop gum disease, our first line of defence is scaling and root planing. This involves thoroughly cleaning under and around the gum line, along with deep cleaning around the tooth root.

If this treatment is not successful, there are medications and surgical treatments that can be used to treat more advanced cases of periodontal disease. Smoking is one of the most significant risk factors associated with periodontal disease, and can actually hamper the success of periodontal treatment.

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