Gum Disease Treatment in Edmonton, AB

Did you know preventive dentistry isn't just for your oral health, but for the health of your entire body? At every preventive visit to our South Edmonton dental office, the Strathcona Dental Clinic team works to protect the teeth and gums, ensuring they stay healthy in between appointments.

For our patients whose smiles may require extra periodontal care, we have high-tech solutions that allow us to spot underlying issues in the gums as early as possible. Our regular dental cleanings and examinations also offer comprehensive care and maintenance for the gums!

What Is Periodontal Disease?

Strathcona Dental Clinic exam room for periodontal careGum disease is a general term for a build-up of bacteria and inflammation of the gum line. Gum disease is often caused by factors like poor oral care routines, skipping preventive dental appointments, genetics, advanced age, or chronic illness.

If your gum disease is left untreated, you could be at a higher risk for developing the following conditions:

  • Diabetes
  • Heart Disease
  • Stroke
  • Premature Or Low-Weight Babies

What Are the Symptoms of Gum Disease?

Gum disease is not always easy to spot in its earliest phases, which is why it's so important to attend regular dental checkups at Strathcona Dental Care. If you have one or more of the following symptoms, it's time to schedule a periodontal check-up appointment with our dental team:

  • Loose teeth
  • Tooth and mouth pain
  • Receding, swollen, and painful gums
  • Bleeding while brushing and flossing
  • Bad breath
  • Sores in the mouth
  • Change in your bite
  • Change in the way your dentures fit

What Gum Disease Treatments are Available?

Although gum disease can evolve into a serious condition if left untreated, our team has the right tools, technologies, and know-how to restore your gums to a healthy condition. We offer the following periodontal treatments:

Scaling and Root Planing (Deep Cleaning)

Scaling and root planing (SRP) is one of the most common procedures for treating gingivitis by deep cleaning below the gum line and smoothing the surface of the tooth. Scaling and root planing removes plaque, bacteria, and acid buildup that can cause gum inflammation.

A simple SRP helps to restore and promote healthier teeth, gums, and overall oral health while also preventing all stages of gum disease.

Laser Gum Treatments

laser tools used for periodontal care at Strathcona Dental ClinicOur South Edmonton dental team uses cutting-edge soft tissue lasers. This advanced technology is used in a wide range of gum treatments and offers heightened precision and control. Laser treatments are also preferred by most patients because they are generally faster and more comfortable than conventional and surgical gum treatments.

Gum Graft Surgery

At Strathcona Dental Clinic, our team offers gentle gum graft surgery to address gum recession. Also known as thinning of the gums, gum recession can expose the teeth to decay, bone loss, and tooth sensitivity. If you are a candidate for gum graft surgery, our team ensure the procedure is as comfortable as possible, providing gentle anesthesia and gently preparing the surgical site before placing a small amount of tissue over the affected gums.

When you choose periodontal therapy or gum recession treatment from Strathcona Dental Clinic, our team will provide all the guidance you need for a comfortable experience, including guidance on the best ways to care for your smile before and after the procedure. Our dentists are here for you every step of the way when it comes to restoring your healthiest gums!

Advanced Periodontal Care For Healthier Smiles

While the most common cause of gingivitis is due to plaque buildup, additional factors like some illnesses, genetics, oral hygiene habits, and smoking can all contribute to poor gum health.

Caring for your gums is caring for your total-body wellness. Contact us right away at Strathcona Dental Clinic if you have any sign of gum disease, so we can work with you to develop the best periodontal treatment plan for your smile!

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