Periodontal Disease and Treatment Information
Periodontal disease is also known as gum disease, and is a serious medical condition that affects the tissues that surround teeth and damages the teeth's tissue and bone. It is the leading cause of tooth loss and is associated with gingivitis. An indication that you may be suffering from periodontal disease may include things such as:
- Bleeding gums during tooth brushing
- Swollen and red gums that are very sensitive
- Consistent bad breath throughout the day
- Teeth shifting
- Loose teeth
Periodontal Treatment in Dundas
If diagnosed with periodontal disease, there are a number of ways that it can be treated. At Dundas Valley Dentistry we will examine your needs and give provide you with individualized treatment plans that are specific to your medical requirements. Two such treatments include non surgical gum therapy, as well as laser treatment.
Non Surgical Gum Therapy
At Dundas Valley Dentistry, we focus on performing and providing the least invasive and most cost-effective therapy treatments. Every treatment is unique and is assessed on a case-by-case basis. In order to sustain healthy gums patients will generally require ongoing maintenance therapy to restore damage and promote healthy oral hygiene practices.
Laser Treatment For Gum Disease
Lasers can help treat gum disease, and are oftentimes the preferred choice. With laser treatments patients tend to experience less bleeding and swelling of the gums. Laser treatments for gum disease will also reduce feelings of discomfort during surgery. Dundas Valley Dentistry will examine your oral health to determine whether you are the right candidate for laser treatment.
Contact Dundas Valley Dentistry for an in-person consultation and assessment to see if you suffer from periodontal/gum disease, or book an appointment to discuss the ways in which you can prevent gum disease from occurring.