Our Whitby periodontal dentists are here to help with gum treatments/periondtal work needed by our patients. Periodontics refers to the dental specialty that pertains to the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of periodontal disease that affects the gums and jawbone.
Periodontal disease is a progressive condition which begins with mild gum inflammation called gingivitis. It is the leading cause of tooth loss in adults living in North America and can be a very serious condition if left ignored. Although the telltale sign of periodontal disease, or gum disease, is red, swollen, painful, or bleeding gums, there are also cases where there are no noticeable symptoms at all.
Periodontal disease generally begins when the bacteria living in plaque starts an infection in the surrounding tissues of the teeth, causing them to become irritated and painful. Eventually, this infection will make the jawbone recede and loosen the tooth. At our office we can perform a deep scaling to remove the bacterial plaque and calculus (tartar) from the teeth and tissues. If the periodontal disease is advanced and the jawbone has regressed significantly, a more intensive cleaning may be recommended and loose teeth that cannot be saved will be removed.
We offer exceptional periodontist services by skilled dentists who are trained in all aspects of dental implant procedures, that can restore functionality to the mouth when teeth have been affected by periodontitis.
Since periodontal disease is progressive, it is important to remove the bacteria and calculus build up to halt the spread of the infection. We will be happy to advise you on effective cleaning methods and treatment options should you qualify for this service. Call our Whitby dentists at our West Lynde Dental office to book an appointment for us to assess your gums.