Gum therapy in Calgary, AB can control gum disease
When patients have bleeding or receding gums, they need to speak to a dentist in the Calgary, AB area to for a thorough examination to determine if a gum infection is present. Gum infection, also known as gum disease or periodontal disease, can be detrimental to the health of the smile. Gum therapy treatments are often required to address the problem and restore one’s oral health and wellness. Drs. Chao and Asaria
and the team at Calgary Dental Centers are proud to offer patients gum disease treatment.
What is periodontal disease?
When patients have an infection of the gum tissues, it is often diagnosed as gum disease. While there is no cure for gum disease once it develops, it can be controlled to avoid causing further damage to the smile. Typically, periodontal disease can be noted based on the appearance of the gum tissues. They may become red, swollen, and irritated, typically bleeding when patients brush and floss their teeth. At this point, the condition is often in the earlier stages and is easier to control with a thorough cleaning. However, if left untreated, gum disease can become more difficult to manage. Patients may notice some of the following concerns if their gum disease has progressed:
- Red, swollen gums
- Bleeding when brushing and flossing
- Persistent bad breath
- Loose or lost teeth
- Gaps between gum tissue and teeth
When periodontal disease reaches the point that it becomes extremely noticeable and damaging to the smile, it can only be treated with the help of professionals. Our team will often treat the later stages, called periodontitis, with scaling and root planing. This procedure may also be done in conjunction with antibiotic treatments to get the gum infection under control. After the smile has been restored, maintenance is key!
Seeking gum disease treatment?
Calgary, AB dentists, Drs. Chao and Asaria, of Calgary Dental Centers to discuss the benefits of periodontal treatment in our state-of-the-art facility. Call the main office today at (403) 768-1339 to request your consultation appointment and evaluation to discuss this and other solutions for the health of your smile.