Beaumont, AB’s Home for Periodontal Care
At Beaumont Smiles Dental, we take pride in offering comprehensive care for our patients’ oral health, and that includes the gums. We can help you by diagnosing and treating gum disease, also known as periodontal disease. The best way to prevent it is by keeping up with your regular dental checkups at Beaumont Smiles Dental. The early stages of gum disease are usually not painful, so many people don’t even know they have it. This infection is in your gums, teeth, and the surrounding bone, so it’s crucial to catch it as soon as possible for quick and efficient action to treat it. If left untreated, it can lead to more severe issues like tooth and bone loss. At your routine oral exams, our dentist will examine your mouth to look for and identify if you have periodontal disease.
Signs You Have Periodontal Disease
Periodontal disease is caused by the accumulation of plaque that mineralizes and turns into tartar. You have a greater chance of developing tartar buildup if you don’t floss regularly. If the tartar doesn’t get removed from the teeth, it’ll accumulate right on the surface of the root. The bacteria responsible for periodontal disease thrives in tartar. At this point, brushing and flossing won’t be enough, and you’ll need professional help to get it off. Especially during the early stages, many people don’t show any symptoms of periodontal disease. However, the process could have already begun without you knowing it. Some warning signs that you might have it include:
- Swollen or tender gums
- Chronic bad breath
- Receding Gums
- Gums bleed when you brush or floss
- Changes in spaces between your teeth
- Loose teeth
Diagnosing & Treating Gum Disease
Using X-rays, a periodontal probe, and studying your gums’ shape, color, and overall condition, the dentist will determine whether you have gum disease. The depth of gum pockets and the level of your bone around the teeth can be indicators of how severe the periodontal disease has become. Our specialists remove the plaque, tartar, and bacteria using scaling tools and ultrasonic equipment. It’s effective in preventing and treating gum disease, and we may prescribe oral antibiotics to continue the healing process after the treatment. When you leave, we’ll give you a home care program to help the healing progress. Your periodontal care may require an anesthetic or be spread over more than one appointment, for the sake of your comfort. After healing, your gums will tighten around the teeth again. For questions, you can call us today and get answers to put you on the road to healthy gums.