Tailored gum disease treatment in Mississauga
You are utterly unique, from your diet, oral hygiene, and medical conditions, right down to the strains of microscopic organisms living in your mouth. That’s why one-size-fits-all treatment for gum disease just doesn’t work. At Huron Dental Centre in Mississauga, Dr. Jameela Jifri & Associates develop customized treatment plans to get gum disease under control and help you enjoy a fresh, healthier mouth, long-term.
Gum disease is serious
Gingivitis is easy to ignore because there is no pain and symptoms are mild. You may notice bleeding when you brush or floss, have troublesome breath, or see that gums look puffy and discolored. Without treatment, the condition progresses to periodontitis, with inflammation and infection reaching deeper oral structures. Periodontal disease can result in tooth and bone loss, with potential systemic implications.
Gum disease is caused by overpopulation of harmful strains of bacteria. They create a sticky, protective film of plaque that traps sugars and starches. As they feed, they produce acid excretions that irritate gum tissue. If plaque is not removed regularly, it hardens into tartar. This crust at the gum line results in further irritation and inflammation. Gums lose their seal to teeth, and bacteria are free to penetrate deeper, attacking stabilizing connective tissues and bone. Oral bacteria that enter the bloodstream are linked to increased risk of cardiovascular disease (heart attack and stroke), diabetes, and other systemic illnesses.
Our doctors take many aspects of your wellness and lifestyle into consideration when developing an individualized strategy for healthy gums. Your treatment may include:
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- In-office cleanings more frequently than twice a year.
- Deep cleaning, or scaling and root planing, is usually performed in four sessions to remove bacteria, plaque, and tartar below the gums, and smooth root surfaces.
- Soft tissue debridement; removal of diseased gum tissue.
- Soft tissue or bone grafting.
- Oral or antibiotic medications to combat infection.
- Medicated mouth rinse or antimicrobial toothpaste.
- Advice on improving your home care regimen.
Let’s talk about effective gum disease treatment for your mouth. Call Huron Dental Centre in Mississauga at 855 393-0900 to schedule an appointment.