Periodontics is a dental specialty that is concerned with the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of periodontal disease, more commonly known as gum disease. A periodontist offers patients a wide range of non-invasive treatment options such a root planing and scaling to surgical procedures for patients with more severe gum problems.
Gingivitis is precursor to gum disease where plaque has been allowed to accumulate on the teeth causing gum irritation and bleeding while brushing or flossing. When gingivitis is left untreated, it can develop into gum disease.
We offer gentle, yet thorough periodontal treatment to help restore your oral health and confidence.
Gum disease (periodontal disease) occurs when the gums and bone pull away from the teeth creating periodontal pockets. These pockets allow bacteria to further infiltrate the area below the gum line causing infection and potentially destroying the bone and tissue that hold your teeth in place. When this happens, the teeth are no longer secured in the jaw resulting in tooth loss. In fact, gum disease is the number one cause of tooth loss in adults.
If you are experiencing red, swollen or inflamed gums or gums that bleed easily call (587) 332-0802 to book your periodontal consult. By addressing any concerns as soon as possible, we can best help prevent gum recession, the formation of gum pockets and loose teeth to help keep your smile healthy and strong. We offer gentle, thorough, pain-free periodontal treatment that will help save your smile and protect your health.