Periodontal Treatment in NW Calgary | Carrington Dental Clinic
Periodontal Treatment

Periodontal Treatment in Northwest Calgary

You may be a decent brusher; however, you may have to deal with gum disease in time. Some individuals are at higher odds of getting periodontal or gum disease than others. At Carrington Dental, we strive to prevent oral issues before they affect oral health. Our dentists in Northwest Calgary, provide education on how families can avert gum disease and cavities. We diagnose and treat gum infections.

Causes of Periodontal Disease

Bacterial plaque and tartar can cause periodontal disease – inflammation of the gum tissue. Plaque is the white coat that covers teeth and is responsible for gum disease and cavities. Tartar is the yellow deposit on teeth formed when plaque builds up and hardens.

Symptoms of Periodontal Disease

Healthy gums feel firm to the touch and fit snugly around teeth. The gums show a healthy, light to darker pinkish look. In periodontal disease, you may have swollen, tender, reddish or purplish gums, bad breath, gums that recess or bleed easily, and/or pus indicating infection around the gum line.

Some of these symptoms may occur earlier or later based on the progression of your gum disease.
Treating Periodontal Disease

We utilize both non-surgical and surgical treatment options.

  • Non-surgical treatment – It works for those patients with mild to moderate periodontitis. We do scaling and root planing to eliminate tartar, plaque, and bacteria. Once we remove the tartar and plaque by scaling the tooth and its root surfaces, we smoothen the surfaces, making it difficult for tartar, plaque, and bacteria to lodge or accumulate. We may also use antibiotics to fight the microbes.
  • Surgical treatment – Our dentists can perform various surgical interventions. We perform flap surgery to access the teeth roots for a thorough cleaning. Bone recontouring may also be done if there has been bone loss. If gum disease has contributed to recession or pulling away of gums, we perform gum grafting to replace the lost tissue. We can also do bone grafts to restore lost bone tissue.

Visit Carrington Dental today to be checked for gum disease by our qualified dentists.