Periodontal Disease Treatment in Calgary at The Dental Room

Periodontal refers to the area around the teeth. The gums and the bone that support the teeth are attacked by periodontal disease, which is a type of infection.  A plaque is a thin, sticky film of food debris, bacteria, and saliva that forms on the surface of the teeth. The plaque that builds up on the teeth gradually turns into calculus (tartar) if it is not removed. Keeping plaque and calculus in the mouth for too long will eventually cause the gums and bones to degenerate. There are several symptoms of periodontal disease, including red, swollen, and bleeding gums.

It is estimated that four out of five of us have periodontal disease without even knowing it! In the early stages of the disease, the disease is usually painless so most people are not aware that they have it.

Research indicates there is a link between periodontal disease and an array of other diseases such as stroke, bacterial pneumonia, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and an elevated risk during pregnancy, in addition to the fact that it is the leading cause of tooth loss. These systemic diseases and conditions are being studied by researchers to determine if inflammation and bacteria associated with periodontal disease may affect them.  Periodontal disease is also caused by smoking.

You can reduce your risk of developing periodontal disease by staying on top of your oral hygiene, eating a balanced diet, and having regular dental appointments.

Symptoms and signs of periodontal disease include the following:

  • Having bad breath all the time – It’s caused by bacteria.
  • Pus around the teeth and gums – This indicates the presence of an infection in the mouth.
  • Receding gums – The absence of gum around the teeth as a result of periodontal disease.
  • Red and puffy gums – If your gums are red or swollen, they should be treated as soon as possible.
  • Bleeding gums – Even when brushing vigorously or using dental floss, your gums should not bleed.
  • Loose teeth – Loose teeth can also be caused by a loss of bone or if the periodontal fibers are weakened (the fibers which support the tooth to the bone).
  • A new gap between the teeth – This is caused by the loss of bone around the teeth.
  • Discomfort or tenderness in the mouth– The gums and teeth are irritated by plaque, calculus, and bacteria.

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