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Gum Therapy / Periodontics in Edmonton
Gum disease is considered a “silent disease” and most patients experience no pain or obvious symptoms until advanced stages of the disease. Unfortunately, the gums are often overlooked by many dentists and patients until there is a crisis. Periodontal disease, which is the advanced form of gum disease, is the leading cause for tooth loss in adults. It may be surprising to know that 75% of adults have some form of gum disease. Not only is gum disease a serious dental concern, but the condition has been strongly linked to other medical issues such as heart disease and diabetes.
At Motivo Dental, Dr Alhomsi performs a periodontal screening to check for the signs and symptoms of gum disease at each visit. This is the best way to prevent problems from occurring and ensure the simplest and most conservative treatment.
Treatment options of gum and periodontal disease are:
The first level of treatment is prevention, this starts at home, using the right oral hygiene techniques at home, brushing and flossing properly can help to prevent periodontal disease. Smoking is a very big risk factor for periodontal disease, avoiding smoking is very important. The second level of Periodontal treatment is scaling and root planning, this can be performed by the dentist and/or the dental hygienist, it includes removing the calculus(calcified build ups) from the teeth to achieve a smooth tooth surface.
The third level of treatment may be needed in advanced cases: surgical treatment can be indicated which can include gingivectomy, open flap root planning, gingival and bone grafts.
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