Periodontal disease is a silent problem that occurs in many people. The reason for its silence is because usually it is void of pain. Periodontal disease is progressive, attacking the gum and supporting bone of your teeth. When periodontal disease occurs plaque toxins attack soft gum tissues digging deep to cause inflammation and irritation between your teeth and gums, still unable to be felt. Your gums may recede and if left untreated, your bone support can deteriorate causing unstable and loose teeth or tooth loss.
The mildest of this disease, gingivitis is the bacterial infection of tissues in your mouth. Your gums may recede leaving the root of your tooth exposed causing sensitivity. It is important to treat gingivitis before it progresses to a chronic or aggressive periodontal disease.
The most common form of periodontal disease and a more severe case than gingivitis; this form of the disease can cause damage to protective and supportive structures of your tooth. It is very important your treat chronic periodontal disease at its early stages to prevent irreversible damage. Mild to moderate periodontal disease is manageable with proper treatment. We are here to help, contact us for a consultation today.
Periodontal Disease Relating To Systemic Conditions
This happens when periodontal disease is a symptom from a disease or condition affecting the rest of your body. In this case periodontal disease is accelerated at its fastest rate. Common cofactors that cause periodontal disease are diabetes, heart disease and respiratory disease
To prevent periodontal disease, it is important for plaque to be controlled so we make flossing, teeth brushing and mouthwash part of your visit with us and expect you to do the same at home. Whether you are registering to be a new patient with us or have been here before, Cambrian Dental will always inform you of the best ways to keep your oral hygiene in top shape.
Signs of Periodontal Disease
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1. Bleeding Gums 2. Sensitive, red or swollen gums 3. Bad breath 4. Loose or shifted teeth
1.Improper dental hygiene 2.Organic changes such as pregnant and puberty 3. Medical conditions like diabetes 4.Saliva flow inhibitors - perhaps dry mouth syndrome known as xerostomia produced from medications with oral side effects 5.Negative functional habits like the grinding of your teeth
Treatments for Periodontal Disease
1.Professional cleaning 2.Deep scaling and root planing (smoothing teeth roots to help gums reattach to the teeth) 3. Antibiotics to treat bacteria housed in pocketed gum areas 4.Medicated mouthwash
Advanced Treatments for Chronic, and Aggressive Periodontal Disease and Periodontal Disease Relating to Systemic Conditions
1.Tissue regeneration where we insert membrane to help the bone regeneration process 2.Pocket Elimination Surgery where we do a re-shaping through bone surgery eliminating craters and preventing future occurrence of bacteria growth 3. Laser Therapy to reduce your oral pocket size
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