Mississauga Periodontal Treatment
Prolonged gum disease can seriously compromise oral and bodily health if left unchecked. At Churchill Smiles Dentistry, we provide patients with comprehensive periodontal treatment, allowing you to lessen the damage of gingivitis and periodontitis, and regain a healthy smile. Our periodontist provides services to patients throughout Mississauga and the surrounding areas to increase your gum health.
What is Periodontal Disease?
Gingivitis, periodontitis, and advanced periodontitis are the three different stages of gum disease. While the damage done to your smile by gingivitis is reversible and can be prevented by regular brushing, flossing, and professional cleanings, the decay that occurs from periodontitis affects the gum tissue and the supporting bone structures and requires deeper cleaning. If left untreated the condition can cause damage that loosens the teeth from the jaw and creates pockets in the gum that make recurring infections more likely.
With the help of our Mississauga periodontist, we can help prevent gingivitis from developing into periodontitis, or treat existing periodontitis.
If you have mild to moderate periodontitis, routine cleanings will no longer be effective at reducing tartar build up and you may need scaling and root planing, otherwise known as deep cleaning. We begin this procedure by probing the pockets of your gums. These pockets develop due to infection and can cause the gum tissue to pull away from the teeth.
Once the depths of the pockets are measured, we will be able to determine the extent to which your oral health has been affected, and can begin scaling the surface of your teeth. This process involves cleaning the surface of the tooth and removing tartar, which is a mineralized form of plaque. This procedure will minimize the bacteria clinging to the surface of the tooth, and reduce the risk for recurring infection.
Repeated infection is a continual threat to patients who have experienced periodontitis because of the pockets that remain after plaque and tartar are removed. To reduce the chance of reinfection, we perform pocket removal, maximizing your long-term dental health by cutting away pockets where bacterial infections may grow.
Gum grafting procedures are also available to ensure that your gums heal properly. If you have an uneven smile due to previous periodontal treatments or a naturally “gummy” smile, Churchill Smiles Dentistry also provides gum contouring treatments. This treatment can shape your gums, creating an aesthetically balanced smile.
Contact our Mississauga Periodontist
If you are experiencing periodontal disease, or wish to eliminate gingival pockets caused by previous infections, contact our periodontist at Churchill Smiles Dentistry today. We provide comprehensive periodontal treatment to patients of Mississauga and the surrounding communities.