If you’re wondering why you may need perio-treatment, then you’re likely having a problem with the supporting structures of your teeth such as your gums, cementum, periodontal ligament and alveolar bone.
Periodontics is a branch of dentistry that specializes in treating problems such as periodontal or gum disease and other oral issues related to supporting structures of teeth. Dentists who undergo specialized training for about three years are expert in diagnosing, preventing and treating periodontal problems. These dentists are called “Periodontists.”
One of the most common issues that a periodontist deals with is treating a periodontal disease or inflammation and bleeding of the gums. If this problem is left untreated, teeth will start to fall out.
With dental checkups to assess the status of your gums, teeth and other structures of your mouth, you can prevent gum disease. Remember that a simple plaque buildup that forms tartar can go a long way if you don’t have a routine cleaning and dental visit at least twice a year.
In the event that you are diagnosed with periodontal disease, there are different procedures that your periodontist will perform depending on the severity of your case. In mild cases, non-surgical treatment like scaling or root planning is ideal. For severe cases, surgical procedures like Bone grafts, soft tissue grafts, or flap surgery is performed.
Treatment on periodontics may sound scary, but you can trust our trained dental team in downtown Calgary to treat your periodontal concerns. Here at The Dental Room, your safety and dental health is our top priority!