Periodontics is a field of dentistry that focuses on periodontal diseases.
According to the Canadian Dental Association, gum disease is very common in that 7 out of 10 Canadians will have it at some time in their lives.
Periodontal disease affects the gums and the jawbone. When plaque is not removed and becomes tartar, it can result in a bacterial infection.
This is the early stage of gum disease called gingivitis.
It’s hard to notice it but when it progresses, tiny pockets may form around your teeth. Your gums may also start to bleed when you brush.
The infection will then attack the gum tissue and may eventually cause tooth loss.
Periodontal treatment may be necessary due to the following cases:
For mild periodontal issues, your dentist may focus on treating the bacterial infection and helping you develop a home care routine.
In advanced cases where there is a significant jawbone recession, more comprehensive cleaning will be required.
If any loose teeth can no longer be saved, they will have to be removed.
Gum disease is usually painless, making it hard to diagnose. It can already reach an advanced stage before you find out about it. Here are tips to prevent gum disease or any periodontal issue.
Gum disease treatment (Periodontics) depends on the severity of the issue. Here are possible treatment options for patients:
The gums keep the teeth in place. When they’re weak, the teeth are also affected. Protect your gums and improve both your oral and overall health.
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