Thousands of Canadians suffer from gum disease, but proper dental care can prevent serious damage and a lot of pain.
Periodontics is the part of dentistry that looks after the gums and bone surrounding your teeth. Periodontal disease, or gum disease, is a serious chronic infection that targets the gums and bone that serve as the foundational structure for your teeth.
Symptoms of Periodontal Disease:
Untreated periodontal disease will eventually lead to tooth loss. Early detection and prompt treatment is the key to fighting it and successful outcomes.
If your gum disease is extensive, we offer our patients with a few surgical options to treat more severe cases of gum disease and help prevent further problems from arising. These are:
Flap Surgery - This is to clean the roots and repair damage done to the surrounding bone by gum disease. The surgeon has to pull back a section of your gums to do their job properly, which is then sewn back into place.
Skin Grafting - This procedure is used to reinforce thin gums or fill in places where the gumline has receded. Grafted tissues, which is usually from the roof of your mouth, is stitched into place.
Daily brushing and flossing as well as regular appointments are a good start to preventing gum disease, but regular visits are vital in maintaining good oral health.