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Periodontal/Gum Disease Treatment Ajax

Treat One of the Leading Causes of Tooth Loss

Periodontal (gum) disease can lead to tooth loss and threaten your overall health. Keep your teeth and gums healthy with periodontal treatment in the office of your Ajax dentist, Dr. Mitchel Shields.

Stop the progression

Routine dental exams are the first step towards spotting the signs of gum disease. Early diagnosis and preventive dental treatment can stop periodontal disease from progressing.

We record detailed gum assessments at regular intervals. This enables us to objectively monitor your periodontal health and progress.

Symptoms to look for

Red, inflamed, or swollen gums, and bleeding when you brush or floss your teeth are among the first symptoms of what’s known as gingivitis. The more serious condition of gum disease, periodontitis, involves infection of the bone support and if untreated can cause tooth loss.

Diabetes and heart disease are known to have a systemic connection to your periodontal health. Similarly, severe gum disease can also be an early sign of diabetes. It is vital to maintain your periodontal care if you have or are at risk for these conditions.

Effective treatment routine

Scheduled teeth cleanings are an effective treatment for your early symptoms. Your dental hygienist will remove harmful plaque from the surface of your teeth and below your gum line.

Dr.Shields may recommend more frequent supportive care cleanings to maintain your gum health.

A deeper cleaning known as scaling and root planing might be necessary to treat advanced periodontal disease. On occasion, gum surgery could be required to treat your damaged gum tissue.

Contact your dentist in Ajax about your gum disease symptoms. Schedule a dental exam to assess the health of your teeth and gums.

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