What is Periodontal (Gum) Disease?
This disease the leading cause of tooth loss among adults in the developed world.
So what exactly is Periodontal Disease?
Periodontal disease (gum disease) is a condition that affects the jawbone and the soft tissues of the tooth. Periodontal disease causes the teeth to separate from your gum tissue. It is a very hard disease to detect at the beginning.
In addition, there are many any risk factors such as age, smoking, genetics, stress, poor nutrition, clenching and grinding that may increase your chances of developing periodontal disease.
Progression of gum disease
Periodontal disease usually comes after gingivitis which is the bacterial infection of the gum tissue. (Stage 1)
An infection begins to occur when the plaque on your teeth irritates and inflames your gum tissues. Once this bacterial infection gets in the gum pockets between your teeth, it becomes much more difficult to remove and treat. (Stage 2)
Periodontal disease is condition that eventually leads to the destruction of the gum tissue and jawbone. (Stage 3)
If left untreated, it can cause shifting teeth, loose teeth, and eventually tooth loss. (Stage 4)
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Periodontal Treatment available at Dental Now
Here in Calgary NW at Dental Now Panorama, our dentists are able to develop treatment plans tailor made with you in mind. However, in order to continue with any treatment, our NW Calgary dentists usually perform a complete exam.
Our dentists remove the bacteria and calculus which caused the infection. The gum pockets will then be cleaned and treated with antibiotics to help eliminate the infection. A prescription mouthwash may be incorporated into a daily cleaning routine.
When the bone and gum tissues have been destroyed, regrowth can be actively encouraged using grafting procedures. In order to assist in the regeneration process, our dentists may insert a membrane into the affected areas.
This treatment can be performed to reduce the pocket size between the teeth and gums. Surgery on the jawbone is another option which serves to eliminate some of the growth of bacteria in your mouth.
When teeth have been lost due to periodontal disease, the aesthetics and functionality of the mouth can be restored by placing dental implants. In order to strengthen the bone, our NW Calgary dentist may needs to perform Tissue regeneration procedures prior to placing the implant. We provide Dental Implants Services In Calgary NW and its surrounding area.
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If you are concerned that you may be experiencing symptoms of Periodontal disease, or if you need further information or advise, then please don’t hesitate to contact us at (403) 457-PANO (7266). Here at Dental Now Panorama, we are ready to ensure that your dental health is restored comfortably, quickly and effectively!