Periodontal Treatment

There are a range of Periodontal treatments available at Colonnade Dental.

Periodontal surgery

The quantity of gum, shape, symmetry and colour greatly influence the cosmetics of your smile. Since your lips frame the smile they too play an important role in your smile’s appearance. The lips and gums should be in harmony. If your lip comes up too much it may give you a gummy smile. The solution is to reshape the gums to reveal more or your teeth. Artistic sculpting of gum tissue can make a dramatic improvement in one’s smile. The healing time is very rapid and predictable.

Periodontal (Gum) Care

Periodontal disease is caused by bacteria. Bacteria form a ‘Plaque” which is a sticky, colourless film that forms on your teeth, particularly around the gum line. Other bacteria thrive deep in the gap between the gum and the tooth (the ‘pocket’).

Some people are much more at risk of developing periodontal disease:

  • Smoking is one of the major risk factors.
  • Other conditions such as diabetes, stress, pregnancy, and various medications can all be contributing factors.

Dr Pastorino is passionate about helping you recognise the importance of dental hygiene as this is critical to the maintenance of your beautiful new smile as well as your oral health in general. Prevention of oral disease is crucial. Daily maintenance and attention to oral health serves to help prevent severe dental complications in the future.