Periodontics

Inspire-Dental-Group-Port-Moody-6Periodontal diseases are chronic bacterial infections that affect the gum and bone supporting the teeth. They are caused mainly by the accumulation of plaque on all surfaces of the teeth and result in swelling within the supporting tissue.

Periodontics managed through the maintenance of health, the diagnosis and treatment of gum disease, as well as the placement of dental implants.

Causes

Gum disease affects the attachment between gums and teeth. It forms from the accumulation of plaque and bacteria on your teeth and where your teeth and gums meet. If not removed by daily maintenance, it hardens into tartar (which cannot be removed by brushing or flossing).

Periodontics Solutions we provide:

Prevention and maintenance

Prevention is the best cure. Gum disease can be prevented, and even sometimes reversed, when caught in the early stages. By having a regular dental exam and professional cleaning, you could catch and treat it before it becomes a major problem.

Diagnosis of gum disease

The two most common types of gum disease are gingivitis and periodontitis.

The early stage of gum disease is called gingivitis. This is when there is an infection where the gums attach to the teeth. Scaling and root planning are effective ways to treat gum disease in its early stage. Untreated gingivitis can develop into periodontitis, which refers to gum disease and the destruction of tissue and/or bone.

Periodontics Treatment

In the earlier stages of gum disease, teeth cleaning is the best solution. This can be done by your general dentist or dental hygienist. In the more serious stages, treatment by a periodontist is required. Periodontists specialize in the treatment of gum disease and the restoration of bone and gum tissue that have been lost due to this disease.

Placement of dental implants
If gum disease is left untreated, it could lead to the loss of one or more teeth. Inspire Dental Group offers dental implants to replace missing teeth. First, an implant is placed in the jaw. When that’s healed, a replacement tooth is attached to the implant.

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