Periodontal infections can lead to all kinds of oral health problems. If your gums are bleeding when you eat or brush your teeth, you may have periodontal disease. Call us right away!
What is Periodontal Disease?
While you might think periodontal disease only affects your gums, things can get much more serious. You can end up with infections of the periodontal ligament which connects your tooth to your jawbone. That can lead to bone loss, which can make procedures, like dental implants, next to impossible.
Symptoms of Periodontal Disease
If you’re experiencing any of the symptoms of periodontal disease, call us right away. Treating periodontal disease is relatively straightforward at the early stages, but as the disease progresses, treatment becomes much more complex.
When to See a Periodontist?
When your gum tissues are seriously compromised, your dentists may refer you to a periodontist. Periodontists are dental specialists who have completed advanced education programs, in addition to their dental degrees.
If you’re experiencing any of the symptoms of gum disease, we can help. Come to our dental centre, and we’ll evaluate the condition of your gums. In most cases, we can treat periodontal disease in-house. When we can’t, we may refer you to a periodontist.
Advanced periodontal disease, when there are pockets in your gums that exceed 6 mm, may require surgical intervention. When you’re experiencing tooth loss and need dental implants, a dental specialist, like a periodontist, can help.
How is Periodontal Disease Treated?
The best time to treat periodontal disease is before it starts. We can help you improve your oral health routine. Regular dental cleanings are another excellent preventive measure.
If you’re experiencing any of the symptoms of periodontal disease, call our dental clinic right away. Treating periodontal disease early is essential – interventions become much more drastic as the disease progresses.
Soft Tissue Laser
The soft tissue laser is used to remove diseased tissue. Some patients report a faster recovery time than with traditional periodontal treatment.
Call for a Periodontal Evaluation
If you have some of the symptoms listed above or believe you may have periodontal disease, call our Edmonton dental office to schedule an appointment with Dr. Jim Haymour, Dr. Everett Postill, or Dr. George Laschuk. Our dentists are both gentle and thorough in our treatments and look forward to helping you get back on track with your dental health.