Preventative Hygeine

Did you know that healthy gums if you a non smoker should not bleed? Or that tooth decay (“a hole in your tooth”) can take years before you feel any pain and then it can be too late to repair with a simple filling?

It is recommended you receive a Scheduled check up and clean every 6 months. More adults lose their teeth every year as a result of gum (periodontal) disease than from any other cause. Thankfully gum or jaw bone disease and tooth decay is preventable, and if already present, manageable. With regularly scheduled checkups and cleans your mouth can remain healthy and free from tooth decay and gum disease.

Please call our office at (02) 48712384 and schedule a time to come in and discuss properteeth maintenance.

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Periodical (Gum) Disease

Treatment of Periodontal (gum) disease is primarily performed by a dental hygienist who has specific training, education and interest in this area of dentistry. Karina Burgess has a keen interest in periodontal disease and would love to help your gums stop bleeding and help you smile again!

Understanding Periodontal (Gum) Disease


The leading cause of tooth loss in adults 30 years or older.

  • Gingivitis – The build up of millions of bacteria (plaque) leads to inflammation and is known commonly as gingivitis (bleeding gums). If you aren’t flossing or brushing your teeth regularly or correctly then you might notice swelling and a puffy redness. By simply removing all the plaque and build up from your teeth and around your gums, and keeping it off can cure gingivitis.
 
  • Periodontitis — A disease “around the teeth”. It affects the gums and the deeper supporting tissues of the teeth. It usually results from chronic (long term) gingivitis that is left untreated. When the inflammation gets into the supporting bone, it irreversibly damages the bone in the area resulting in bone loss. As the bone resorbs or shrinks away, teeth may become sore and/or loose, resulting in tooth loss. Bone loss caused by periodontitis is not reversible; the bone will never grow back. Once you have the onset of periodontitis, it takes careful monitoring, diligent home care and thorough hygiene therapy to ensure it has ceased and doesn’t progress or as we like to

say is “stabilised”. If you are a smoker or have uncontrolled diabetes then you are “at risk” of this disease.


With regular visits to our denial hygienist Karina, we can plan a series of treatments to slow down the process and prevent early tooth loss. In many cases we can successfully stop further deterioration to the gum tissues enabling you to hold onto your teeth longer. 

Please call our office at (02) 48712384 and schedule a time to come in and discuss gum disease treatment

About Us

For painful toothache or trauma, Mittagong’s emergency dental surgery is only a call away. We’re open 7 days a week by appointment. Conveniently located on Main Street, you’ll find our relaxed and fun practice will keep you coming back. Our dental care caters to the whole family—from baby teeth through to wisdom teeth and dentures. Book now !

Contact us

Phone:  0449 262 768
Email: jmburgess2@yahoo.com.au
Address: 45 Main St, Mittagong, NSW 2575

Opening Hours:
Monday to Saturday: 9:00am–6:00pm
Sunday: 9:00am–5:00pm

About Us

For painful toothache or trauma, Mittagong’s emergency dental surgery is only a call away. We’re open 7 days a week by appointment. Conveniently located on Main Street, you’ll find our relaxed and fun practice will keep you coming back. Our dental care caters to the whole family—from baby teeth through to wisdom teeth and dentures. Book now !

Contact us

Phone:  0449 262 768
Email: jmburgess2@yahoo.com.au
Address: 45 Main St, Mittagong, NSW 2575

Opening Hours:
Monday to Saturday: 9:00am–6:00pm
Sunday: 9:00am–5:00pm

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