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About Periodontal Care

With experience in the treatment and diagnosis of a periodontal disease which is also known as gum disease, Cornerstone Dental Centre has been your complete Fort Saskatchewan dental care facility since 2007. At the early stages, periodontal disease is rarely painful and that is why regular check-ups are the best form of prevention. A lot of people are even unaware of it. This condition infects the teeth, gums, and bones that surround the teeth. Get oriented about gum disease.

A woman flossing her teeth with dental floss

What Causes Periodontal Disease?

The main cause of periodontal disease is the accumulation of plaque. Plaque can build up and mineralize to become tartar if it is not removed daily through regular flossing. Non-removal of tartar makes it accumulate on the root surfaces. Owing to the fact that they thrive in tartar, professional help is required to remove the bacteria that cause periodontal disease. To brush and floss is not just enough.

How Is Periodontal Disease Diagnosed?

Thorough examination using X-rays and the periodontal probe is used to detect periodontal disease at Cornerstone Dental Centre. The colour, shape and general condition of your gums will be examined by our dentist. Get oriented about the diagnosis of the disease of the gum.

The crevice that is between a tooth and the surrounds the gum should be 2 to 3 millimetres deep. When the crevice becomes 3 millimetres deeper it is referred to as a pocket and this occurs when the plaque and tartar become problematic. From the bottom of the pocket where the gum is attached to the tooth to the top of the gums, measurement is taken by our Cornerstone Dental Centre’s team. The deeper the pockets, the greater the extent of periodontal disease is the general rule.

Your blood levels are monitored by X-rays. Periodontal disease becomes advanced when the bone does not come up high around the necks of the teeth and the bone level is uneven throughout the mouth.

How Do I Know If I Have Periodontal Disease?

At the early stages, a lot of people will exhibit no symptoms of periodontal disease. Some signs, however, do give some caution and they include:

  • Chronic bad breath
  • Bleeding of gums during brushing or flossing
  • Swollen or tender gums
  • Receding Gums
  • Loose teeth
  • Changes in the spaces between teeth

Proven Gum Treatments in Fort Saskatchewan to Restore Your Oral Health

Harmful bacteria are reduced below the gum line and the plaque and tartar removed using the scaling tools and ultrasonic equipment for periodontal services at Cornerstone Dental Centre. For both the prevention and treatment of gum disease these methods are effective. Following your treatment, oral antibiotics may be used or prescribed in order to promote your healing. To ensure your continued healing process a home care program will be set up for you.

Our periodontal services may be spread over more than one appointment or a general anesthetic used to ensure you are comfortable. Your gums will tighten around your teeth once they begin to heal. You are invited to come to learn about our advanced treatment methods.

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