According to the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research, periodontal disease is an infection of the gums in your mouth that is generally caused by poor brushing habits that lead to the creation of plaque buildup on your teeth. In critical cases, periodontal disease can bring difficulties while chewing or even bleeding gums.
Symptoms of Periodontal Disease:
● Persistent bad breath or bad taste in the mouth.
● Formation of deep pockets between teeth and gums.
● Red gums
● Tender or bleeding gums
● Painful chewing
● Loose or shifting teeth
● Sensitive teeth
Who can treat Periodontal Disease?
Periodontists are dentists who specialize in the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of periodontal disease. They are experts in placing dental implants and providing treatment of oral inflammation. As specialists, they are aware of the latest periodontal procedures. You may book an appointment with one of our periodontists at our dental clinics in Durham and Oshawa!
Treatments Performed By a Periodontist
Scaling and Root Planning: This is a non-surgical procedure that focuses on removing plaque deposits on the root and root surfaces. The dentist ensures the infected surface of the root is cleaned entirely.
Medicine: Our dentists may prescribe medications in the form of pills or mouth rinse to aid the infection, pain, and healing. These medications may be available at your closest pharmacy.
Surgery: If your case gets more severe, surgical interventions may be recommended. The most common surgical procedures include flap surgery and bone and tissue grafts. Surgery lets the dentist reach hard to access areas under the gums and along the roots, where plaque has accumulated.
Why Choose Us?
At Maxwell Heights Dental clinic, we count on the best-specialized dentists in periodontal disease in order to keep you healthy and smiling. Located in the area of Oshawa and Durham, you can count on us to safely and effectively examine your oral health needs. Feel free to contact us by calling (905) 434 6222. Our specialists will schedule an appointment for you or your loved ones!