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?

Girl is Showing Her Injured Tooth

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.

Dr. Ramin Mirmooji

Dr. Ramin Mirmooji is a dynamic general practitioner who believes in providing excellent dentistry through personalized treatment plans and the best advice for patients. He graduated in Civil Engineering from South Bank Polytechnic (England) and studied microbiology and immunology at McGill University. He obtained his doctorate in dentistry from the University of Laval. He has followed many mini-residency courses in orthodontics, implantology, periodontics, endodontics, cosmetic dentistry, pain management, MTA disorders, etc. He is a member of the Quebec Dental Association, Canadian Dental Association (CDA), Dental Society of Montreal, and International Congress of Implantology.

Dr. Samer Abboud

Dr. Samer Abboud, who graduated in Paris, France, is a general dentist practicing orthodontic services in several dental offices in Montreal. He has also served as a clinical research coordinator at McGill University and a professor. He has trained in adult and pediatric orthodontics, occlusion, and dental surgeries and has earned many diplomas. He has been a member of the Ordre des Dentistes du Québec, CDA, Association des Chirurgiens Dentistes du Québec, Proprietary Dentists of Quebec, and the National Dental Examining Board of Canada.