Periodontal Treatment

Do you suffer from frequent bad breath? Are your gums swollen and discolored? You may suffer from periodontal gum disease, a common oral condition. At My Dental Clinic in Calgary, we recommend dental cleanings at regular intervals to maintain periodontal health. On occasion, we employ a soft tissue laser as an adjunct to disinfect the deep pockets.

What is Periodontal Disease?

Gum disease is an oral disease that causes gums to pull away from the teeth, forming pockets that can become infected. As your immune system fights the bacteria, connective tissue and bone that hold your teeth in place begin to break down. Some common signs you may suffer from periodontal disease are:

  • Swollen gums
  • Red gums
  • Bad breath / bad taste in mouth
  • Loose teeth
  • Spaces forming between teeth
  • Pus between teeth or on gums

Many Canadians suffer from periodontal disease due to lifestyle choices; others may have genetic or health reasons, these can include:

  • Poor oral hygiene
  • Tobacco Use
  • Chronic Illness
  • Medications
  • Genetic Predisposal
  • Uncontrolled Diabetes

Benefits of Periodontal Laser Treatment

Many patients often wonder what the benefits of using laser technology for periodontal treatment are and we’re always happy to educate them. Some of the benefits may include:

  • Quicker treatment time
  • Shorter recovery time
  • No general anesthesia is necessary
  • More precise and accurate than other methods
  • Limited pain, bleeding and swelling due to laser technology is less invasive than regular oral surgery.

Left untreated, periodontal gum disease can cause major issues such as abscess formation, severe infection and the loss of teeth. These issues can result in more costly and invasive treatment methods. It is always best to treat gum disease at the first sign.

If you are tired of swollen, painful gums and bad breath, contact our dentistry clinic in Calgary today! We’d be happy to schedule an appointment and start your periodontal treatment.