Periodontics is a dental specialty concerned with the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of the supporting teeth structures. Our dentists provide treatments such as scaling and root planing. We treat patients suffering from severe gum problems using advanced surgical procedures. We also offer dental implants for patients in need of tooth replacement.
Periodontal treatment helps restore the health of your teeth and gums by reducing the size of gum pockets, minimizing the risks of infection, and decreasing inflammation to stop the damage of gum disease.
Periodontal treatment options will depend on the progession of periodontal disease in each case. Other factor include a patient's response to previous treatments and general health. Gum disease treatments may include non-surgical therapies to simply regulate bacteria growth or surgical procedures to reconstruct supporting tissue.
Some cases of gum disease progress painlessly, even in its later stages. Early detection of periodontal disease is only made possible by regular dental examinations and professional teeth cleanings. Gum disease symptoms include:
- Swollen, red, or sensitive gums
- Changes in the fit of partial dentures
- Receding gums
- Changes in bite
- Shifting or loose teeth
- Gum that bleed during or after brushing
- Formation of deep pockets between the gums and teeth
At Norton Dental Vaughan we understand that patients may be apprehensive as a result of poor experiences in the past or feel embarrassed because at some point in their live they were unable to afford proper care. Other patients may be unaware of just how effective modern periodontics is in treating gum disease. We look to restore not only the smiles of these patients but their faith in our ability to provide them with a better quality of life.