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Periodontics in SE Edmonton

Man sitting holding jaw in painPeriodontal disease is an advanced condition that contributes to tooth loss and compromised bone quality in your jaw. Early intervention and treatment for gingivitis can help prevent tooth mobility. However, many people never realise there is a problem until they start to exhibit symptoms of more advanced periodontal infections, such as

  • Gum recession
  • Inflamed, bleeding gums
  • Exposed tooth roots
  • Visible spaces between teeth
  • Loose or sore teeth
  • Heavy tartar buildup
  • Chronic bad breath

Upon further infection, our dentists will also be able to see visible bone loss on your dental X-rays, as well as deep pockets under your gum tissues, next to your tooth roots. If there is not adequate bone or tissue to hold your tooth into place, tooth loss is inevitable. We will carefully measure your gum and bone levels, monitoring them over each checkup.

While people with healthy teeth and gums typically only require a checkup twice per year, individuals with gum disease may need to be seen as frequently as every 3-4 months. We also offer Oral DNA testing as needed.

Root Planing

In addition to educating our patients on how to combat gum disease, physically removing the source of infection is crucial. A deep cleaning or root planing involves cleaning the accumulated buildup and bacteria off the surface of the teeth. The process requires about an hour and a half to complete.

Bone Grafting

If excessive bone loss is jeopardising the integrity of your teeth, we can place false bone into the jaw to help combat loss of bone support. Grafting may be necessary if we need to take teeth out due to advanced gum disease.

Crown Lengthening

Deep pockets around a tooth are physically impossible to clean with a standard toothbrush and floss. By shortening the height of the pockets through a process called “crown lengthening”, we can make these areas of susceptibility easier to manage between checkups.

Perio Protect

We offer a special mouth rinse in our practice that helps to minimise oral bacteria to boost gum health. It is not available over the counter, so be sure to order it if you’re exhibiting symptoms of gum disease.

Mouthguards

Some people experience periodontal symptoms like gum recession and loose teeth because of extreme clenching and grinding. Protective mouthguards can alleviate the pressure to reduce strain to the tissues keeping your teeth in place.

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Gum disease can strain your immune system, putting you at a higher risk of medical side effects. Contact us today to reserve a periodontal exam.
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Periodontics SE Edmonton, Ellerslie, Summerside AB | (780) 540-8828