Gum DiseaseAn Overview
Villanova Dental Studio, located in Stittsville, ON, specializes in the prevention, treatment and management of gum disease. Gum disease is a very serious condition that can damage the integrity of the health and function of your smile.
Along with dental cavities, periodontal disease it is one of the leading causes for tooth loss. It’s estimated that 75% of the American adult population suffers from gum disease.
What Causes Gum Disease?
While poor oral hygiene is a primary cause of gum disease, there are a number of other contributing factors including:
- Age and genetic predisposition
- Pregnancy and hormonal changes in women
- Smoking or tobacco use
- Certain medications
- Teeth grinding or clenching of teeth
- Poor nutrition, obesity or disease such as diabetes
Symptoms of Gum Disease
Harmful bacteria in the mouth feed off of tartar and plaque buildup and multiply, spreading throughout the mouth. The bacteria will eventually grow in pockets deep inside the gum line.
As the bacteria spread, the gum line can separate from the teeth and begin to recede, leaving tooth roots exposed and the teeth can become susceptible to extreme sensitivity and even loss. Studies show that the key to avoiding gum disease is through a daily routine of brushing and flossing.
Since a person may have gum disease and show no signs or symptoms, it’s important to visit our Stittsville, ON dentist office for a professional teeth cleaning and examination at least every six months. Some common signs of gum disease include:
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Gum Disease What to Expect
The sooner you seek treatment for periodontal disease, the more conservative your treatment options are. One of our highly trained dentists at Villanova Dental Studio in Kanata, Ottawa, and Stittsville will perform a complete evaluation of your oral health.
At this point, we can determine the stage of your gum disease. We will then recommend treatment designed to address any possible damage and prevent further development.
There are several key stages of gum disease, each of which can have a progression of symptoms. An early stage gum disease, gingivitis is typically easy to treat but may require additional at home care to prevent it from returning. Patients with recurring gingivitis may benefit from more frequent dental cleanings in our dentist office.
An advanced gum disease, periodontitis can cause permanent damage to gum tissue and weaken the teeth. This often requires intensive treatment to address damage and restore oral health. Advanced periodontitis is a serious stage when you are at risk of losing your teeth because of the severe bone loss and the deep pockets caused by severe plaque build up.
Periodontal Disease Treatment Options
Our Stittsville, ON dentists are highly trained and experienced in providing advanced, state of the art, gum disease treatments to prevent and eliminate periodontal disease. We will always provide the most effective and conservative treatment option for optimal results. Periodontal therapy can restore health and beauty to your smile and stabilize your dental and overall health.
- Laser Assisted Periodontal Therapy or LAPT
- Perio Protect®
- Scaling & Root Planing
- Bone or soft tissue grafting
- Gum surgery
Schedule a Dental Exam & Periodontal Consultation
If you’re searching for gum disease treatments in Ottawa ON, Kanata, and Stittsville, schedule an appointment at Villanova Dental Studio. Dr. Barakat offer many treatments to help you heal and prevent all stages of gum disease.