Enjoy periodontal treatment to address infections
Many patients incorrectly believe that our teeth are not made to last a lifetime. But, with proper care, patients can keep their natural teeth for life. However, certain conditions that can develop due to poor oral health habits may put the smile at risk. That includes conditions such as periodontitis, or gum disease, and gingivitis. When gum inflammation and infection occur, patients must get the care they need from a North York, Ontario dentist to control the condition and maintain the natural teeth within the smile!
What is periodontal disease?
Periodontal disease is an infection that starts in the gums, which is how it got its alternative name of “gum disease.” The earliest stage known as gingivitis is curable with treatment. That may include a deep cleaning of the teeth and gums and the use of antibiotics. If untreated, gingivitis can become more severe and develop into periodontitis, an incurable infection that will require lifelong care and attention to maintain the natural tooth, bone, and gums.
Once the dental team at Respond Dental has addressed the current infection with antibiotics and treatments such as scaling and root planing, then maintenance is needed. Patients who have had periodontal disease might need more routine visits to the dentist, often every three to four months instead of the standard six. That allows the dental team to monitor the patient’s oral health and provide effective treatments as soon as possible to avoid infection and the loss of teeth, gum tissue, and bone.
Do you have gum inflammation?
North York, Ontario patients who have been diagnosed with periodontal disease or who believe they may be dealing with the condition that needs further attention from a dental professional will want to book an appointment with the team at Respond Dental. Drs. Roodsar, Gholizadeh, and Rezaei of Respond Dental believe in providing immediate treatment when problems arise to ensure a healthy smile. Call (416) 318-7465 to request an appointment with our team located at 45 Sheppard Avenue East, Suite #108. We are open to new and returning patients and families seeking comprehensive dental care, including gingivitis treatment and periodontal maintenance.