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Oshawa Dentist: Advance Periodontics

Advanced periodontics Oshawa is the expertise of Periodontist who treats gingivitis, gum loss, and periodontal disease, with surgical and non-surgical treatments. Those treatments include dental implants.

Periodontal disease signs and symptoms

Periodontal disease can lead to the loss of your teeth and should be taken seriously.

It affects the gums and the bones where the roots of your teeth are anchored.

The sooner you begin the treatment the better chance you have of saving your teeth and the bone.

Signs and symptoms

The signs and symptoms of periodontal disease are:

  • Bleeding gums especially during  brushing
  • Tender gums that are red and swollen
  • Pain when eating
  • A loose tooth or teeth
  • Gum loss that makes your teeth look longer, it also makes your teeth weaker

If you experience any of these signs speak to your dentist as soon as possible. He or she will examine your teeth and gums, and may even take an x-ray to check the bone and roots to look for signs of loss of bone.

If your dentist feels it is necessary he or she will refer you to a periodontist for treatment.

Treatments for periodontal disease

There are a number of treatments for periodontal disease both nonsurgical and surgical.

The nonsurgical treatments are:

  • Scaling
  • Root planning
  • Antibiotics

While surgical treatments include:

  • Flap surgery
  • Pocket reduction
  • Grafting of either soft tissue or bone or both
  • Dental implants

Prevention of periodontal disease

The best way to prevent periodontal disease is to brush twice a day, floss, and make sure to visit your dentist regularly. Also, use a good mouth rinse that helps control tartar and plaque.

Harmony Dental care can help with the prevention and treatment of periodontal disease by offering advanced periodontics to help you prevent gum, bone, and tooth loss.

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