Oral health involves all aspects of mouth health including teeth, gums, and bone structure. It is much more than simply brushing and flossing twice a day and keeping up regular dental appointments, it is a good indicator of overall health and should be treated just as seriously. If you have red, swollen, or bleeding gums, bad breath or loose teeth you could be suffering from gum disease. This is a serious condition that needs immediate treatment so it is important that you keep up with regular check for early detection and to ensure the least amount of damage is done. Factors which increase your risk of gum disease include smoking, stress, poor nutrition, genetics, hormonal fluctuations (i.e. during pregnancy, menstruation, puberty, and menopause), some medications, diabetes, and clenching and grinding of teeth.
Oral health treatment includes regular examinations and overall good oral health practices. The treatment of gum disease however varies depending on its severity so it is important to come in for regular examinations and take preventive measures at home and in your general lifestyle as well. Once gum disease has been established, our specialised dentists will establish a treatment plan for you as well as guidelines to follow to ensure full mouth health.
General check ups shouldn’t hurt, however if there is underlying complications further treatment may be needed. If that is the case, we aim for all invasive dentistry treatments to be the least painful experience possible. We will use the relevant anesthetic to ensure you experience no pain during the treatment and will aid you with pain relief after the treatment as well.
Dental anxiety is completely normal and a lot more common than one might think. At Forum Dental we pride ourselves on making all of our patients, of all ages and from walks of life, feel as relaxed and comfortable as possible while receiving their treatment. There are many ways to ensure that no unnecessary discomfort is experienced during your appointment and thankfully our talented dentists and staff are trained in various methods and techniques that will decrease your anxiety. Oral health is extremely important, not only to your overall wellbeing but to your confidence as well. When you require dental attention or are at risk of compromising the future integrity of your smile you shouldn’t delay seeking treatment. Contact us today to discuss the different ways our friendly staff can assist you in getting the care you need.