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Periodontal Disease

We Help You Fight Periodontal Disease in Mississauga

 

Periodontal disease, also known as gum disease, is an infection of the tissues that surround your teeth and hold them in place. In advanced stages, the disease can lead to bleeding gums, painful chewing, and even tooth loss. Tridont Dental Centre is dedicated to helping our patients prevent and treat periodontal disease and promote healthy, beautiful smiles in Brampton and the surrounding areas.

Diagnosis

At our dental office, we will examine your gums and note any signs of inflammation. We use a tiny ruler to check for and measure any pockets around the teeth painlessly. A complete medical history will help us identify conditions and risk factors, and an x-ray will help us determine if there is any bone loss. Together we will work with you to determine the best method of treatment that is the least invasive. We will also provide educational resources to help you eliminate the risk factors that cause periodontal disease.  Quitting smoking or diet tips to help control diabetes can contribute to the healing of  gum disease.

Prevention and Treatment

Periodontal disease can be treated and controlled with good oral hygiene and regular professional cleanings. More serious forms of the disease can also be treated successfully with more extensive treatment. Deep cleaning of the tooth root surfaces below the gums, oral medications that are ingested or placed directly under the gums, and sometimes corrective surgery can all be used to stop and reverse the disease.

To prevent or control periodontal diseases it is important to brush and floss every day and remove the bacteria that causes gum disease. Visit our office at least once a year for checkups, or more frequently if you have any of the warning signs such as:

  • Tender or bleeding gums
  • Painful chewing
  • Bad breath or bad taste that won’t go away
  • Loose or sensitive teeth
  • Any change in the way your teeth fit together when you bite
  • Gums that have pulled away from your teeth

Tridont Dental Centre Can Help You Fight Periodontal Disease

The primary goal of treatment is to control the infection. The number and types of treatments will vary depending on the extent of the gum disease. The team at Tridont Dental Centre has the expertise and tools to diagnose and treat gum disease, with treatment options that will fit your lifestyle. Contact us today and schedule an appointment for a complete evaluation and treatment plan that will have you showing off a healthy smile in no time.