Periodontal literally means “around the tooth”. Periodontics is a dental specialty concerned with preserving, treating, and maintaining healthy gums in addition to treating the supporting structure of the teeth.
Both non-surgical and surgical periodontal procedures are provided at Oueis Dentistry in order to treat all types and stages of periodontal disease including:
- Tissue Regeneration
- Scaling and Root Planing
- Dental Implants
- Flap surgery
Gingivitis is produced when plaque and bacteria accumulate around the gums and teeth causing gum inflammation, irritation and bleeding.
Gum disease, also known as periodontal disease, is the leading cause of tooth loss and should be treated as soon as possible. Gum disease occurs when the plaque and calculus that cause gingivitis is allowed to progress below the gum line. Gum disease can lead to the deterioration of the connective tissue and jawbone, resulting in loose and shifting teeth and finally tooth loss.
Symptoms of gum disease may consist of:
- Loose Teeth
- Bad Breath
- Shifting Teeth
- Bad taste in mouth
- Red, tender or swollen gums
- Gums that bleed during or after brushing.
- Changes in bite
- Gum recession
Regularly scheduled professional teeth cleaning and dental checkups twice a year at Oueis Dentistry greatly reduce the possibility of developing periodontal problems such as gum disease and gingivitis. Our periodontist and team of dental specialists can help to reduce your risk of oral health problems by identifying any potential issues before they are allowed progress. To schedule your periodontics consultation call Oueis Dentistry at Carling Dental (613) 722-7272
Lyon & Glebe Dental (613) 233-2000.