Periodontal Care | Welcome Smile Dental | Calgary Dentist

Our Focus is On Prevention

Preventative Therapy treats and maintains gum disease before it comes out of control. When you have active periodontal disease, the typical routines of home maintenance – including daily dental hygiene and teeth brushing – may not be effective enough, as those methods generally focus on areas of the tooth that are above the gum-line.

What is Periodontal Disease?

It is important to know that Gum Disease (also known as ‘Periodontitis’) can take many forms. Each form presents us with different levels of severity. If left untreated, severe periodontitis can eventually lead to tooth loss and other potential health problems.

What is Gingivitis?

The most common form of periodontal disease is called ‘Gingivitis.’ Gingivitis causes your gums to become red and swollen. Because of this, they may also tend to bleed easily. However, at this stage of progression, you may only be experiencing little or even no discomfort. Gingivitis is usually caused by an inadequate oral hygiene regimen. It is usually reversible with professional treatment and good oral hygiene habits such as regular brushing and flossing.

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What is Preventative Therapy?

If your gum disease isn’t in the advanced stages, then treatment may involve less invasive Preventative Therapy procedures, including:

    • Scaling –Scaling removes tartar and bacteria from your tooth surfaces and beneath your gums. It may be performed using instruments or an ultrasonic device.
    • Root planing –Root planing smoothes the root surfaces, discouraging the further buildup of tartar and bacterial endotoxin.
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If you think you are experiencing Periodontal Disease, contact us today to book an appointment.

We look forward to answering your dental questions and helping you and your family with all of your dental health needs.

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For More Information Please Call Us at 403-261-8855 or Request An Appointment