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Periodontal Treatment

Periodontal disease can sneak up on you. The reason for its silence is because usually there is no pain associated with it. Periodontal disease is progressive, striking the gum and supporting bone of your teeth. When periodontal disease occurs plaque toxins attack soft gum tissues burrowing deep to cause inflammation and irritation between your gums and teeth, still unable to be felt. Your gums may recede and if left untreated your bone support can deteriorate causing wobbly teeth or tooth loss.

Forms of Periodontal Disease

1. Gingivitis:

Gingivitis is the mildest of this disease and a bacterial infection of tissues in your mouth. If left unattended your gums may recede leaving your tooth’s root exposed, causing sensitivity. When gingivitis progresses it can lead to chronic periodontal disease.

2. Chronic Periodontal Disease:

The most common form of periodontal disease and a more severe case than gingivitis; this form of the disease causes gums to recede. It consists of chronic inflammation of the periodontal tissues due to a buildup of profuse amounts of plaque.

3. Aggressive Periodontal Disease:

This is essentially the same as chronic periodontal disease but it occurs much faster. Are you a smoker or do you have family history of this disease? You are at high risk of this type of gum disease occurring.

4. Periodontal Disease Relating to Systemic Conditions:

This happens when periodontal disease is a symptom from a condition or disease affecting the rest of your body. When this occurs, periodontal disease accelerates at its fastest rate. Common cofactors that result in periodontal disease are diabetes, heart disease and respiratory disease.

Signs of Periodontal Disease

  • Bad breath
  • Bleeding Gums
  • Sensitive, red or swollen gums
  • Loose or shifted teeth

Causes of Periodontal Disease

  • Improper dental hygiene
  • Medical conditions like diabetes
  • Organic changes such as pregnant and puberty
  • Saliva flow inhibitors - perhaps dry mouth syndrome known as xerostomia produced from medications with oral side effects
  • Negative functional habits like the grinding of your teeth

Periodontal Disease Treatments

  • Professional cleaning
  • Deep scaling and root planing (smoothing teeth roots to help gums reattach to the teeth)
  • Medicated mouthwash
  • Antibiotics to treat bacteria housed in pocketed gum areas
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Advanced Treatments for Chronic, Aggressive Periodontal Disease and Periodontal Disease Relating to Systemic Conditions

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Tissue regeneration where we insert membrane to help the bone regeneration process

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Laser Therapy to reduce your oral pocket size

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Pocket Elimination Surgery where we do a re-shaping through bone surgery eliminating craters and preventing future occurrence of bacteria growth.
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It is important for plaque to be controlled so we make flossing, teeth brushing and mouthwash part of your visit with us and expect you to do the same at home. This oral routine will help prevent periodontal disease.

Whether you are registering to be a new patient with us or have been here before, our Stoney Trail Dental team will always inform you of the best ways to keep your oral hygiene in terrific shape.
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