What is Periodontics
Periodontic dentistry deals with the study and treatment of structures supporting the teeth, as well as diseases and conditions that affect them. The supporting structures are known as the periodontium, which includes the gingiva (gums), alveolar (jaw) bone, and the periodontal ligament.
Periodontal diseases take on many different forms, but are usually a result of a coalescence or accumulation of bacterial plaque over long period of time and complex bacteria such as gingivalis, forsythus, denticola etc. on the gums and teeth, combined with inflammatory diseases leading to destruction of the supporting bone around the natural teeth. Periodontal care is highly dependent upon the medical condition of the patient. Conditions such as heart disease, diabetes, smoking, pregnancy etc. impact the treatment plan drastically. Untreated periodontal diseases can drastically affect your teeth, gums and jawbone, and gradually leads to teeth loss. Periodontal diseases are the leading cause of many adults having to wear dentures prematurely.
What we do
Bristol Dental Clinic has highly qualified and experienced dentists specializing in prevention, diagnosis and treatment of gum diseases. They are familiar with the latest techniques for diagnosing and treating periodontal disease, and are also trained in performing certain cosmetic periodontal procedures. If you are looking for periodontal treatment in Mississauga, we can help you.
At Bristol Dental Clinic, our periodontal program provides a wide range of periodontal treatments such as:
- Scaling and root planing (in which the infected surface of the root is cleaned)
- Root surface debridement (in which damaged tissue is removed)
- Crown lengthening
- Gum graft surgery
- Regenerative procedures
- Dental implants
At the first appointment, the dentist will provide the following services:
- Understand your medical condition
- Examine the gums to see gum line recession
- Check the bite and strength of the teeth and to see if any are loose
- Probe between the teeth and gums to find the depth of periodontal pockets
- Take x-rays to observe the health of the bone below the gum line
- Provides an assessment of the health of the gums and a treatment plan to maintain your oral condition
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