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Reclaim Your Healthy Gums with Periodontal Disease Treatment

Gum or periodontal disease is a common oral condition affecting millions of Americans. Gum disease is asymptomatic in its earliest stages, and that’s where many people fall into its trap. When you do nothing about your gum infection, it progresses— and before you know it—you have irreversible damage. 

Creekside Dental Care offers gum disease treatment in Airdrie, Alberta, to halt the progression of gum infection. If you suspect gum disease, don’t delay treatment. Take action today to preserve the integrity of your gums.

How gum disease develops

Gum disease begins with gingivitis, the mild form of gum disease caused by bacteria in dental plaque. Gingivitis causes mild symptoms like gum redness, swelling, and tenderness. You may also spot blood stains when brushing or flossing your teeth.

If left untreated, gingivitis progresses, and the harmful bacteria attack the ligaments between teeth and gums, causing gum recession. It doesn’t end there. As the disease advances, the harmful bacteria “eats away” the teeth supporting bone, causing a wobbly bite and tooth loss. 

Gum disease treatment

Dr. Andres Marquez Guzman’s treatment option for gum disease depends on its severity. In most cases, you don’t need invasive procedures, but that only happens if your soft tissues and teeth-supporting bone are intact. 

Gingivitis is the only reversible stage of gum disease. Our doctor treats gingivitis with standard cleanings and optimal oral hygiene of flossing, brushing, and using a therapeutic oral rinse. If your gum disease is past the gingivitis stage, the dentist will recommend a periodontal cleaning.

Also known as deep teeth cleaning, periodontal cleaning uses two procedures—scaling and root planing (SRP). Through scaling, the dentist removes harmful bacteria and dental calculus from the deep periodontal pockets between teeth and gums. Root planing involves polishing the tooth roots to reduce rough spots that bacteria tend to cling to. This procedure also promotes healing by encouraging the reattachment of gum tissues to your teeth. 

 Preventing gum disease

Don’t let gum disease damage your beautiful smile. Keep gum infection away from your teeth by following the preventive tips below.

  • Brush and floss your teeth diligently
  • Schedule bi-annual dental appointments with your dentist
  • Consider a medicated mouthwash
  • Avoid smoking
  • Keep your mouth hydrated
  • Manage immune-suppressing conditions like HIV/AIDs

Gum disease treatment for healthy, confident gums

Take control of your gum health today! If you suspect gum infection in Airdrie, AB, call (587) 600-1089 to schedule an appointment with Creekside Dental Care. Don’t let gum disease hold you back any longer. Contact us now to start your journey towards healthier gums and a happier you!

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The 3 stages of gum disease are gingivitis, periodontitis, and advanced periodontitis. Gingivitis is caused by toxins irritating the gum line as a result of plaque buildup. Signs and symptoms of gingivitis include swelling, sensitivity, and bleeding of the gums during brushing and flossing. Gingivitis can be easily reversed through professional care and good home oral hygiene. Periodontitis is categorized by irreversible bone loss that results from untreated gingivitis. The gums may begin to form a pocket below the gum line which traps food and plaque. Dental treatment and home care can help prevent from further damage, but at this stage, the results are not reversible. Advanced periodontitis is when the fibers and bones supporting the teeth destroyed. This may cause teeth to shift or loosen. Teeth may have to be removed depending on how advanced the disease has become and if treatments are not effective. You can begin by preventing gum disease with good oral health. Pick up a brochure or ask your dentist today.

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