Prevent Gum Disease Today
At Braeside Dental Centre, we provide cutting-edge treatments to prevent periodontal (gum) disease. Unfortunately, this condition is all too common and can often go undetected and untreated for years. It’s a misconception that only people with poor hygiene suffer from periodontal disease. While proper hygiene is important, genetics also play a significant role in the development of this condition. Therefore, even patients with good hygiene can still be at risk of gum disease, while others with poor hygiene may somehow manage to avoid it.
Periodontal disease is a chronic bacterial infection of the gums, which is unique in that it typically doesn’t cause pain. This false sense of security can lead patients to believe that everything is okay, but this is far from the truth. Just like other diseases such as high blood pressure and diabetes, periodontal disease can cause serious harm when left untreated.
What Is Periodontal Disease?
At Braeside Dental Centre, we understand that periodontal disease is a chronic infection that affects the soft gum tissues around the teeth. Unlike other types of infections, gum disease often develops without causing any pain, making it difficult to detect and treat in its early stages. Despite taking excellent care of their oral health, many individuals will still develop some form of periodontal disease in their lifetime.
If left untreated, gum disease can lead to significant damage to the teeth and gums, as well as increase the risk of other health problems. That’s why our dental practice offers a range of effective treatment options to address gum disease and prevent it from progressing to more severe stages.
Our experienced dental team provides personalized care and tailored treatment plans to meet the unique needs of each patient. Whether you require non-surgical procedures or laser-assisted gum treatments, we have the expertise to provide effective solutions that restore the health of your gums and prevent further damage.
At Braeside Dental Centre, we are committed to helping our patients achieve optimal oral health and maintain healthy, beautiful smiles for life. Contact us today to schedule a consultation and learn more about our approach to treating gum disease.
Signs of Periodontitis
At Braeside Dental Centre, we understand the importance of healthy gums and teeth. Here are some common signs and symptoms that may indicate gum disease or other oral health issues:
Gum Disease Treatment
In cases of mild gum disease, a routine dental cleaning may suffice. However, for moderate to severe cases of periodontal disease, a deep cleaning procedure called scaling and root planing may be necessary. This treatment involves the thorough removal of plaque and calculus from beneath the gum line, disinfection of periodontal pockets, and smoothing of the tooth roots to facilitate the reattachment of healthy gum tissue to the teeth. Here are some other common procedures used to treat gum disease:
It’s important to note that gum disease is a preventable condition. Regular dental checkups, proper oral hygiene, and a healthy diet can go a long way in preventing gum disease. If you notice any signs of gum disease such as bleeding gums, bad breath, or loose teeth, be sure to visit your dentist as soon as possible for treatment.