Periodontal disease is a serious issue that can have far-reaching dental health consequences. But the good news is that modern dental medicine has made it possible to slow down or in some cases halt even the most chronic or progressive cases of gum disease.
Periodontics is the field of dentistry devoted to treating gum disease aggressively and effectively. Even though gum disease is the most widespread health condition in existence, successful periodontal therapy can go a long way to controlling the damage.
If you have gum disease or suspect you may be at risk, please visit Calgary dentists Dr. Sahra Kanji and our experienced team for a thorough evaluation. Gum disease is easy to overlook because often there is no pain until significant tooth and gum infection has developed. Gum disease has also been directly linked to heart disease, stroke, and other severe health issues. By coming for your regularly scheduled checkups with Dr. Kanji, you can catch gum disease in its early stages and prevent serious long term damage to your teeth, gums, and overall health.
Treatment Options for Periodontal Disease
Dr. Kanji approach periodontal treatment by using the most conservative methods first. Deep cleaning of the gum pockets by scaling and root planing is a great way to significantly reduce the bacteria at the root of the infection. The trick with deep cleaning is to visit our family dentistry team frequently to ensure regular bacterial reduction.
Nutritional supplements and medication are also useful for minimizing the conditions which promote the growth of harmful bacteria in your gums. More advanced treatment options include bone grafting, soft tissue grafting, pocket reduction surgery, crown lengthening, tooth extraction, and laser therapy.