Healthy gums are an essential part of a healthy and beautiful smile. Gum disease is a common oral health concern that can jeopardize the stability of your bite and the health of your teeth and gums. Our Ottawa dentists provides advanced, state of the art, gum disease treatments to prevent and eliminate periodontal disease.
Gum Disease Symptoms
Gum disease is a bacterial infection of the gums. Bacteria builds in and around teeth, eventually creating deep pockets in the gums. As the disease progresses, patients become susceptible to tooth loss, receding gums, and bone deterioration.
Gum disease, when left untreated, can spread to the bloodstream and has been linked to cardiovascular disease, heart attacks, and systemic diseases such as diabetes. If you notice changes in the health of your gums, it is important to schedule a consultation with your dentist as soon as possible.
Some signs you may have gum disease are:
- Redness and discoloration of gum tissue
- Inflammation of the gums
- Sensitivity, especially while brushing teeth
- Bleeding gums
Early diagnosis of gum disease helps allow for conservative treatment options and to prevent further deterioration of oral health. Every patient of Villanova Dental Studio receives a thorough gum disease screening during their regularly scheduled dental health exams.
Villanova Dental Studio uses the state of the art technology Florida Probe System® to digitally scan the gums for signs of periodontal disease. The system can display the findings on a computer monitor for in depth analysis.
Periodontal Treatment Options
Villanova Dental Studio dentists are highly trained and experienced in the treatment of all stages of 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®
- AirFlow® Guided Biofilm Therapy
- Scaling & Root Planing
- Bone or soft tissue grafting
- Gum surgery
Periodontal Therapy FAQ’s
Are there any non-surgical options for periodontal therapy?
AirFlow® Guided Biofilm Therapy, Scaling & Root Planing and Laser Therapy are all great non-surgical options for periodontal therapy. The methods for these treatments vary depending on the severity of your issue, but provided your dentist agrees that surgery is not necessary, these are all options to consider.
Is periodontal therapy expensive?
Like many procedures, the cost for periodontal therapy depends entirely on how serious your ailment is and the method used for treating it. The team at Villanova Dental Studio are here to help you in any capacity they can. That means finding a treatment that is right for you in an affordable manner. Call the office today for more information.
Does laser therapy hurt?
Laser periodontal therapy is minimally invasive. No incisions. No stitches. Most patients report that there is no pain involved. Like anything else, depending on your pain tolerance, there may be extremely light irritation following the procedure but it should subside in a matter of hours.
Schedule a Dental Exam Today
If you’re searching for a dentist that treats gum disease in Stittsville ON and Ottawa, ON areas, schedule an appointment with Villanova Dental Studio. We offer many convenient treatments to help you heal and prevent all stages of gum disease.