Gum problems or diseases

Gums play a major role not only in your dental health, but in your overall well-being. A combination of plaque (a sticky, colourless coating) and bacteria forms on your teeth, and if left, hardens or calcifies to cause calculus. This calcified substance can only be professionally removed through a clean and polish.

In many instances, swollen and bleeding gums are a sign of gum disease. However, there are a number of other factors that could be causing your gum problems which can lead to periodontitis; these symptoms are detailed below.


  • Bleeding
  • Red
  • Painful or sore
  • Swollen 
  • Puffy gums
  • Bad breath
  • Loose, wobbly teeth
  • Advanced gum disease causes the loss of teeth

What it may need

Teeth and gums require a regular simple clean and polish $90-180. Advanced cases of gum disease will require deep cleaning to remove the deep calculus deposits on the tooth roots. Sometimes a referral to a periodontist (a gum specialist) is required; John Whelan (the periodontist) also operates from the same building as Gardens Dental.

Excellent oral hygiene techniques are demonstrated to prevent progression of gum disease and stop the gums bleeding, including toothbrushing technique, flossing and interdental brushes.

07 571 2861



38 Cliff Road, Tauranga, NZ
Phone: 07 571 2861