Periodontal Care in Caledonia

What is Periodontal Care?

Periodontal care, also known as gum disease treatment, is a specialized area of dentistry focused on the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of conditions affecting the gums and supporting structures of the teeth. It is an essential part of oral health, as untreated gum disease can lead to tooth loss and has been linked with systemic health issues like heart disease and diabetes. Periodontal care can range from non-surgical treatments like scaling and root planing to more advanced procedures like gum grafts and dental implants, depending on the severity of the gum disease.

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Periodontal disease is the leading cause of tooth loss in adults.

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The Caledonia Periodontal Care Treatment Process

Initial Examination

The first step in periodontal care is a comprehensive examination of your mouth. This involves a visual examination of your gums, teeth, and other oral structures, as well as the use of a periodontal probe to measure the depth of the pockets between your gums and teeth. You may also need X-rays to assess the health of your jawbone. This initial examination allows Dr. Williams to diagnose any existing gum disease and determine the most appropriate treatment plan for your individual needs.

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Non-Surgical Treatment

If gum disease is detected in its early stages, it can often be managed with non-surgical treatments. This usually involves a deep cleaning procedure known as scaling and root planing. Scaling involves removing plaque and tartar deposits from above and below the gum line, while root planing smooths the root surfaces of your teeth to discourage further plaque accumulation and promote healing of the gums.

Surgical Treatment

If non-surgical treatment is not sufficient to manage your gum disease, or if you have advanced periodontal disease, you may require surgical treatment. This could involve procedures like flap surgery to reduce the size of the gum pockets, bone grafts to replace lost bone tissue, or gum grafts to cover exposed tooth roots and improve the appearance of your smile.

The Benefits Of Periodontal Care

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Improved Oral Health

Periodontal care is essential for maintaining good oral health. By treating gum disease, it can prevent tooth loss, reduce bleeding and inflammation, and improve the overall health and appearance of your gums and teeth.

Prevention of Systemic Health Issues

Research has shown a link between gum disease and systemic health issues like heart disease, diabetes, and stroke. By managing gum disease with periodontal care, it can help to reduce your risk of these serious health conditions.

Enhanced Smile Aesthetics

Advanced gum disease can lead to receding gums, exposed tooth roots, and eventually tooth loss, all of which can negatively impact the appearance of your smile. Periodontal care can help to restore the health and aesthetics of your smile, improving your confidence and quality of life.

Did you know…

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Regular dental cleanings can prevent gum disease and reduce the need for periodontal care.

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