Do you need treatment for gum disease? Gum disease, or periodontitis, is a bacterial infection that can cause swollen, irritated, and even receding gums. These painful symptoms can impact the function of a patient’s smile. Dr. Shruti Chahal treats gum disease in Calgary, AB. Using the latest dental techniques, Dr. Shruti Chahal can reverse the effects of gum disease and restore the health of the teeth and gums.
Why Treat Gum Disease?
Gums provide a stable foundation for the teeth. If you have gum problems, they will also affect the health of your teeth. Gum recession can even loosen the teeth and lead to tooth loss.
There are also several studies that have connected severe gum disease with increased heart problems. The bacteria that irritate the gums can enter the bloodstream and impact heart health. By targeting symptoms of gum disease, like red and bleeding gums, gum recession, and shifting teeth, we can stop these problems from progressing.
Treating Gum Disease in Calgary, AB
There are an array of treatments that we provide for patients with gum disease at Foothills Dentistry:
- Antibacterial Rinses: Dr. Shruti Chahal may recommend an antibacterial rinse for patients with mild cases of gum disease. These rinses reduce the number of harmful bacteria in the mouth and stop periodontitis at the source.
- Scaling and Root Planing: Used in tandem, scaling and root planing clean around and beneath the gums. These treatments remove plaque buildup along the gum line and tooth roots to help heal infected gum tissue. Scaling and root planing can also help the tooth roots reattach to the gums.
- Laser Dentistry: Dental lasers use light and heat to remove gum infection without the need for dental drills or sutures. Laser dentistry treatment removes diseased gum tissue and helps to heal deep gum pockets. An alternative to traditional gum surgery, laser dentistry is a quicker and more comfortable way to treat gum disease.
Request a Dental Consultation
Target gum disease with periodontal treatments in our Calgary, AB office. New patients may call Foothills Dentistry at (403) 910-5452. If you are a returning patient, contact Dr. Shruti Chahal by calling (403) 203-0367. You may also schedule an appointment on our website.