Periodontal infections can lead to all kinds of oral health problems. If your gums are bleeding when you eat or brush your teeth and have oral inflammation, you may have periodontitis. Call us right away to see a dental specialist!
What is Periodontal Disease?
While you might think this 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 periodontitis, call us right away. Treating periodontitis is relatively straightforward at the early stages, but as the infection 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 care centre, and we’ll evaluate the condition of your gums. In most cases, we can treat periodontitis in-house. When we can’t treat in-house, we may refer you to a periodontist (a certified specialist).
Advanced gum disease, when there are pockets in your gums that exceed 6 mm, may require surgical procedures. When you’re experiencing tooth loss and need dental implants, a dental specialist, like a periodontist, can help.
What Treatment is Available?
The best time to start periodontal care 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 periodontitis, call our dental clinic right away. Treating periodontitis early is essential – interventions become much more drastic as the infection 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 periodontitis, call our Edmonton dental office to schedule an appointment with Dr. Jim Haymour, Dr. Everett Postill, or Dr. George Laschuk. Our Edmonton dentists are both gentle and thorough in our dental care treatments and look forward to helping you get back on track with your dental health. See our compelete list of dental care services.