Gum Disease Treatment
Periodontal Disease Solutions in Cornwall, ON
You may be surprised that the most common ailment in the United States isn’t heart disease, stroke, or cancer. About 80% of the population has some form of periodontal disease also known as gum disease! Those are pretty high statistics, which is why we routinely check patients for signs of periodontal disease!
What is Gum Disease?
Periodontal disease is an infection of the gums and bone when plaque hardens into tartar below the gum line. Your gums may begin to feel swollen, warm to the touch, or you see bleeding when you brush or floss.
As the gum disease progresses, your gums recede from your teeth in bacteria forms in pockets. You will need gum disease treatment right away if you this is happening to you. We provide this treatment in our Cornwall ON office to patients from the Long Sault, Morrisburg and Ingleside ON areas.
Why is Gum Disease Treatment important for patients in Cornwall ON?
Recent research reveals that periodontal disease is linked to increased risk for major overall health problems, including but not limited to stroke, heart disease, respiratory problems, osteoporosis, diabetes complications, low birth weight, and most recently, dementia.
Because of these findings, periodontal disease research continues and we may learn much more in the next few years. All findings so far indicate that gum disease treatment may very possibly enhance your overall health.
We have gum disease treatment in several forms, including:
- SCALING | This removes hardened plaque from below the gum line.
- ROOT PLANING| This gum disease treatment reduces rough areas on teeth roots.
- ANTIBIOTIC THERAPY | We practice antibiotic gum disease treatment to battle infection.
- LASER TREATMENT | Dental lasers are helpful with periodontal disease and gum disease treatment.
What is Laser Treatment for Periodontal Disease?
Using a dental laser, Dr. Deneka offers patients with periodontal disease helpful, less invasive gum disease treatments. Dental lasers can clean decay and also aid in re-attaching soft tissues when needed.
Is There a Gum Disease Treatment I Can Use at Home?
Did you know that at any time, about 600 different types of bacteria reside in your mouth? Keeping a handle on oral bacteria with an effective gum disease treatment will reduce your potential for tooth decay and periodontal disease.
Dr. Deneka and our team can suggest CariFree rinses to help patients control oral bacteria and possible periodontal disease. At your checkup, we can assess the level of biofilm (amount of bacteria) in your mouth. If you have moderately or highly elevated biofilm, Dr. Deneka will recommend an appropriate CariFree product for you to use at home in your daily oral health care routine as a gum disease treatment.
This simple practice may save you from future dental work, preserving your healthy, natural tooth structure and making you less prone to periodontal disease.
Call us in Cornwall ON today if you are in the Morrisburg area, and let our team partner with you to give you the healthy, beautiful smile you deserve!