Periodontal Care

 

Reasons for periodontal treatment

Periodontal disease is the leading cause of tooth loss in adults, and should be taken very seriously.  Periodontal disease (often called gum disease) is typically signified by red, swollen, painful, or bleeding gums, but in some cases has no noticeable symptoms. This disease generally begins when the bacteria living in plaque cause an infection in the surrounding tissues of the teeth, causing them to become irritated and painful. Untreated, this infection will; cause the jawbone to recede and the tooth to become loose.

In the case of mild/moderate periodontal problems, the focus of the dentist will be on curing the underlying bacterial infection and then providing advice on the most appropriate home cleaning methods.
Sometimes a deep scaling is needed to remove the bacterial plaque and calculus (tartar) from the teeth and tissues.  Where periodontal disease is advanced and the jawbone has regressed significantly, more intensive cleaning may be recommended and loose teeth that cannot be saved will be removed.
Because periodontal disease is progressive, it is essential to remove the bacteria and calculi build up to halt the spread of the infection.
We will be happy to advise you on effective cleaning methods and treatment options.

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