Periodontal Treatment Near You
Your gums are essential to your oral health. When plaque and tartar buildup around the gum line, it can cause gum disease. We provide periodontal treatment in SE Calgary to keep your gums healthy. Contact us to learn more or to schedule a consultation.
Periodontal or gum disease occurs when your gums are infected. The early stages of gum disease can be fully reversed with good oral hygiene and thorough dental cleaning. If you leave gum disease untreated, it slowly progresses to periodontitis, a more severe form of gum disease, which can lead to tooth and bone loss.
Signs of gum disease include:
- Loose teeth
- Receded gums
- Red gums
- Bleeding when flossing or brushing
If you notice any of the signs listed above, please contact us. The sooner you get treated, the more likely you will fully heal and recover from gum disease. If you’re looking to receive periodontal treatment near you, please schedule an appointment with us.
Scaling and Root Planing
The first step to improving your gums is to remove the plaque and tartar buildup around and under the gum line. We will use specialized dental tools to remove the bacteria and plaque deep under your gums to promote healing. Root planing will thoroughly clean the area around the roots of your teeth. Once your teeth are thoroughly cleaned, it will give your gums a chance to heal and tighten.
Our dentist will try to preserve your natural teeth. However, there are cases when gum disease causes extensive damage to your tooth that is beyond repair. If the damage is extreme, we will have to extract your tooth in order for your gums to heal.
Ridge and Socket Preservation
When you receive an extraction, the hole left behind is called a socket. The bone the socket sits on is called a ridge. After a while, the ridge may collapse, causing changes in your facial structure. Ridge and socket preservation is a procedure to help minimize bone loss. Our dentist will fill the area with a special material to prevent the bone from collapsing and to promote healing.
Are you interested in receiving periodontal treatment near you? You can maintain healthy gums by brushing and flossing daily and visiting your dentist every six months. However, if your gums are inflamed, our team is here to help. We provide periodontal treatment in SE Calgary to help heal your gums and improve your oral health. Contact us to schedule a consultation today.