Periodontists are dentists with specialized training and experience in diagnosing and treating issues associated with the gums. They often provide advanced treatment techniques, including surgical and non-surgical treatments. If you have moderate to severe gum disease or serious inflammation of the gums, we can provide you with a referral to a Calgary periodontist for additional treatment.
Gum Disease & Periodontitis
Gum disease occurs when plaque-forming bacteria that gathers on the teeth seeps under the gum line and begins to become infected, causing inflammation, swelling, and sore or red gums. Most people with periodontal disease experience tooth sensitivity and bleeding after brushing or flossing their teeth. There are several types of gum disease, ranging from gingivitis to periodontitis. Periodontitis is an advanced form of gum disease and often requires specialized treatment to manage.
Preventing Gum Disease
Preventing gum disease begins with a great at-home oral hygiene routine. Brushing and flossing your teeth twice daily can help prevent a build-up of bacteria under the gum line. When you brush, use a soft-bristled toothbrush to gently brush your gums, paying attention to the gum line. You can also use an anti-bacterial mouth wash. Don’t forget that plaque and tartar build up over time even with a regular at-home routine, so you’ll want to book regular dental hygiene appointments with the talented dental hygienists at Tuscany Dental Centre.