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Periodontal Treatment in Hamilton, ON

Periodontal Treatment

Periodontal disease, commonly known as gum disease, involves the inflammation and infection of the gums and the surrounding tissues. It begins as gingivitis, marked by red, swollen gums that bleed easily and can progress to more severe conditions where the gums pull away from the teeth, creating pockets susceptible to infections. Without timely intervention, this can lead to the loosening or loss of teeth.

Emerging research highlights a connection between periodontal disease and broader health issues, including heart disease and diabetes. This link underscores the necessity of addressing gum health not just for oral well-being but as a proactive measure for maintaining overall health. At King West Smiles Dentistry, we emphasize comprehensive care that considers your entire health profile.

Diagnosis of Periodontal Disease

Diagnosing periodontal disease early is critical to preventing its progression. At our dental clinic, we employ thorough examinations, including dental X-rays and periodontal probing, to accurately assess the health of your gums and the structures supporting your teeth. This comprehensive approach ensures a precise diagnosis and tailored treatment plan.

Non-Surgical Periodontal Treatments

For many patients, non-surgical periodontal disease treatments can effectively manage gum disease. Procedures like scaling and root planing remove tartar and bacteria from below the gum line, helping to halt the progression of the disease. Our dental team also utilizes antimicrobial treatments to reduce bacteria and aid in the healing of gum tissues.

Surgical Periodontal Treatments

In cases where non-surgical approaches are insufficient, surgical treatments become necessary. Options include flap surgery to reduce periodontal pockets, bone grafting to address bone loss, and gingival grafts to correct gum recession. These procedures are designed to restore the functionality and aesthetics of your gums and supporting structures.

Maintenance and Preventive Care Post-Treatment

Following periodontal treatment, ongoing maintenance and preventive care are paramount to prevent recurrence. King West Smiles Dentistry emphasizes the importance of regular check-ups, professional cleanings, and adhering to a diligent at-home oral hygiene routine. We provide personalized guidance to each patient on maintaining optimal gum health post-treatment.

Scheduling Your Periodontal Consultation

If you’re noticing symptoms of gum disease or are concerned about your periodontal health, we encourage you to schedule a consultation at King West Smiles Dentistry. Contact us today to begin your journey to healthier gums and a healthier you.

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