The periodontal disease manifests itself with deep pockets, bad breath, inflamed gums or even tooth loss. Our general dentists (not specialists) at Signature Smiles in Regina, SK, offer comprehensive periodontal prevention and treatment services to ensure a healthy and beautiful smile for years to come.
Periodontal disease is a progressive inflammatory dental condition that affects the tissue surrounding the teeth and the bone in later stages. The initial stage of periodontal disease is gingivitis, where your gums become inflamed due to the buildup of plaque. If left untreated, plaque hardens, and tartar accumulates around your teeth. After a time, the inflammation of the gums results in a formation of pockets between gums and teeth, allowing bacteria, plaque and tartar to penetrate deeper, affecting the bone. This stage is called periodontitis, and at this stage, you can expect shifting of your teeth or even tooth loss.
Signs of Periodontal Disease
At first, there may be minimal symptoms associated with periodontal disease. However, some signs to keep an eye out for include:
- Teeth that appear longer. Periodontal disease can cause gum recession, making your teeth look longer.
- Inexplicable, persistent bad breath.
- Redness, swelling, or pain around the gum tissue or jaw bone.
- Unexplained bleeding when brushing, flossing or eating food.
- Loose teeth or a change in bite pattern.
- Oozing from in between teeth.
Periodontal Treatment Regina
Regular dental hygiene appointments are an important part of the oral routine to prevent the development or early detection of periodontal disease. A major key to successful treatment and optimal oral health is early intervention. The earlier you address periodontal disease, the less invasive treatment we can offer you, and the greater chance you have of protecting your smile from a permanent tooth loss. If you believe you have any signs of periodontal disease, now is the time to seek treatment. The dedicated, experienced team at Signature Smiles is here to offer comprehensive periodontal disease treatment in Regina, SK. Book your appointment today on our simple online portal.