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Gum Disease

Dentist in Banff Providing Gum Disease Treatment

Do you have bleeding gums and persistent bad breath? Your symptoms could be the result of gum disease — a condition that affects the majority of American adults. Left untreated, gum disease can cause a number of serious side effects, including tooth loss, heart disease, diabetes, lung problems, and other chronic issues. Your dentist in Banff provides gum disease treatment using state-of-the-art tools and an expert approach. Learn more and schedule an appointment at Banff Family Dentistry today.

Warning Signs of Gum Disease

If you experience any of these symptoms of gum disease, schedule an appointment with your dentist right away. Gum disease is reversible when caught in its early stages.

Signs you have a periodontal infection include…

• Swollen, red, tender gums
• Gum recession (gums pulling away from teeth)
• Increased tooth sensitivity
• Persistent bad breath
• Bleeding gums
• Loose teeth

 

Treatment for Gum Disease at Banff Family Dentistry

Do not delay in seeking treatment for your gum disease. Left unattended, gum disease takes a toll on an otherwise healthy body. The gums are the gateway to the rest of your body, providing harmful bacteria with an easy entry into the bloodstream. Dr. Sajjad provide efficient, effective gum disease treatment at Banff Family Dentistry.

In the beginning stages, you can actually heal a periodontal infection by brushing and flossing better, and coming into our office for a few extra cleanings. After the condition has progressed, we may recommend a deep cleaning, or scaling and root planing. It’s a nonsurgical treatment in which your dentist or experienced hygienist removes bacteria from above and below the gum line, then smooths the teeth’s roots to prevent reinfection. Scaling and root planing may require a couple of appointments at Banff Family Dentistry, and is sometimes combined with antibiotic therapy for full healing.

For more advanced stages of gum disease, the soft tissue laser provides a better alternative to surgical treatment. Using the diode laser, Dr. Sajjad can clean away infected areas with extreme precision. The laser treatment is more conservative than traditional treatment, and actually promotes healing and gum tissue reattachment as it zaps away bacteria and infection.

Gum Disease Prevention

Despite its frequency, gum disease is actually easy to prevent. After your gum disease has healed with effective periodontal therapy from Banff Family Dentistry, take these preventive steps to keep your mouth healthy and protect against reinfection.

• Maintain good dental hygiene. Brush teeth for two minutes, twice a day, and floss daily.
• Drink plenty of water to prevent dry mouth and the resulting buildup of harmful bacteria.
•Don’t smoke or use tobacco of any kind.
• Eat a balanced, nutritious diet.
• Visit your dentist every six months for routine preventive care.

Schedule an Appointment Today!

If you suspect you have gum disease, or if it’s just been awhile since you last visited the dentist, we invite you to come into Banff Family Dentistry. We will examine your teeth and gums and provide treatment or advice as necessary. Schedule an appointment today!

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