The gums are one of the most important parts of the mouth besides the teeth. If gums are not healthy, generally teeth are not healthy, and a patient is in a considerable amount of pain. At Great Smile Family Dental in Edmonton, we understand the needs that many patients have with their gums. There are several different reasons gums could have issues, and the good news is with periodontal treatment, gums can be restored to good health with relative ease. Having proper periodontal health is showcased by bright, pink gums surrounding a beautiful, healthy white smile.
There are lots of different types of procedures that occur within the umbrella term of periodontal treatment. The reason many patients need periodontal treatment is to avoid the ravages of gingivitis and periodontal disease. Both of these problems involve bad breath, bleeding gums, teeth loss, infection, and in the worst cases, removal of the jawbone. This is quite scary. That’s why patients seeking periodontal treatment often arrive in the office when gums are red or bleeding. The key is making sure gums are healthy, teeth can be saved, and that a patient leaves the office with a periodontal care regiment. Without healthy gums, the consequences are quite severe.
Many different procedures can be considered periodontal treatment. One of the most well-known is periodontal regeneration. This involves using grafts and allowing the gums to essentially re-grow around teeth. The reason for this procedure is often because teeth roots are exposed by receding gum tissue, which can result in an infection. This type of treatment can often involve a laser to remove bad gum tissue. Another procedure is root planing. This is when the area between the gum and the tooth is cleaned, allowing for healthy lining and less irritation.
Your gums are a vital part of your oral health. If you think that you may have some periodontal issues or just wish to have your gums checked out, give us a call at Great Smile Family Dental in Edmonton today.