periodontal Care

Bleeding gums is a common problem nowadays. if you have the same problem then maybe you need periodontal care. Gum care is very crucial to preventing extensive dental problems. The expert dentist at our dental clinic holds expertise in treating various gum diseases. To know about your gum condition and have a detailed consultation book your appointment right away.

What is periodontal disease?

In periodontal disease, the bacteria attack the gums and the bone that support the teeth. A sticky film of food debris saliva turns into calculus (tartar). When a person doesn’t brush their teeth the plaque and calculus destroy the gums and bone. This leads to red, swollen, and bleeding gums known as periodontal disease.

Signs and Symptoms of Disease

  • Bleeding gums
  • Loose teeth
  • New spacing between teeth
  • Persistent bad breath
  • Pus around the teeth and gums
  • Receding gums
  • Red and puffy gums
  • Tenderness or discomfort

Diagnosis by the dentist at our dental clinic

The dentist follows the below-given steps to diagnose the periodontal disease:

  • Review your medical history
  • Examine your mouth
  • Measure the pocket depth
  • Take dental X-rays and check for bone loss

The specialized dentist may assign a stage and a grade to periodontitis after your assessment. Apart from this, the dentist will also explain the complexity of treatment, risk factors and oral health status.

How periodontal care is given?

Periodontal care includes some treatment options. These procedures may be performed by a periodontist, a dentist or a dental hygienist. Periodontal treatment aims to systematically clean the pockets around teeth. This will ultimately prevent damage to the surrounding bone.

Remember that you have the best chance for effective treatment when you also implement a daily routine of good oral care. Along with care you also have to manage health conditions that may influence dental health and stop tobacco use.

Following are some of the treatment options for periodontal care:

  1. Nonsurgical treatments

If periodontal disease isn’t progressive, treatment may involve procedures, including:

  • In this procedure, the dental hygienist removes tartar and bacteria from tooth surfaces and beneath gums.
  • Root planing. smooths the root surfaces, and prevents further tartar buildup. More about root and root canal.
  • The dentist may prescribe oral antibiotics that can help control bacterial infection.
  1. Surgical treatments

If you have progressive gum disease, treatment may require dental surgery. We have the best periodontists at our dental clinic who can help you to restore your beautiful smile. The procedure for surgery includes:

  • Flap surgery (pocket reduction surgery). The surgeons lift the gum tissues and expose the roots for more effective scaling and root planning.
  • Soft tissue grafts. In this procedure, the dentist removes a small amount of tissue from the roof of your mouth (palate). Apart from this the dentist may use tissue from another donor source and attach it to the affected site.
  • Bone grafting. The dentist performs this procedure when periodontitis has destroyed the bone around the tooth. This helps prevent tooth loss by holding the tooth firm.
  • Guided tissue regeneration. This procedure is done for the regrowth of bone that the bacteria destroy.

If you have any gum infection or any other dental problem don’t delay the treatment. Book your consultation with our cosmetic dentist and know about your oral health a little more!! We are here to restore the smile you deserve.

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Dr. Sobhi has been practising dentistry for over 14 years. She and her team of experienced dental professionals love helping patients achieve their healthiest and most beautiful smiles possible.

6ix Eglinton Dental proudly provides comprehensive dental care in Yonge and Eglinton. Our beautiful and modern office has the latest in dental technology which assists us in providing our patients with the best care possible.

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