When might I need periodontal treatment?

A healthy smile is easy to achieve with routine visits to the dentist and proper home health care. In fact, many Pierrefonds, Quebec area patients can avoid the development of tooth decay and periodontal disease, eliminating the risks that come with these conditions. At Msmiline Cosmetic Dentistry, we are here to help educate you on these conditions and what you can do to prevent them. By learning more about periodontal disease, you can make intelligent choices to achieve and maintain oral health and wellness.

What is periodontal disease?

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Dr. Ramin Mirmooji of Msmiline Cosmetic Dentistry describes periodontal disease as an oral health issue caused by bacteria in the mouth. The bacteria accumulate on and between teeth resulting in inflammation and irritation to surrounding tissues and gum recession which can lead to bone loss.

What are some indications that I have periodontal disease?

The earliest sign of periodontal disease is gingivitis, an infection of the gums due to plaque buildup. This causes redness, swelling, and bleeding during brushing. If left untreated, gingivitis can develop into periodontitis, a more severe form of periodontal disease that affects both the gums and underlying bone structure. In some cases, this can lead to tooth loss if not treated properly.

When might I need periodontal treatment, and what should I expect?

Treatment usually involves a combination of professional non surgical treatments and medication to reduce bacteria in the mouth. After six weeks the gums are evaluated again and if needed, Dr. Mirmooji may also recommend surgery to treat more advanced cases of periodontal disease. During the treatment process, it’s important to practice proper home oral hygiene, including brushing and flossing regularly and using an effective antiseptic mouthwash.

What should I do if I believe I have periodontal disease?

If you are experiencing any signs or symptoms of periodontal disease, it’s important to consult our team at Msmiline Cosmetic Dentistry as soon as possible for proper diagnosis and treatment. Periodontal disease can be successfully treated with prompt attention so you can enjoy a healthy smile for years to come! Call (514) 613-1888 to request a visit at the office, conveniently located at 4935 Saint-Charles Boulevard in Pierrefonds, QC.