Periodontal Care

A Periodontal Assessment is Vital for Healthy Gums
Periodontal (gum) disease, including gingivitis and periodontitis, are serious infections that occur when a bacterial infection develops in the gums, ligaments and bone which support your teeth. If left uncontrolled, gums become inflamed and bleed. This can be painful and may lead to bone loss, receding gums, and even tooth loss.

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Early adoption of the latest in dental technology means the highest accuracy, better imaging, faster service and overall better treatment for you.

Vitality Dentistry has a variety of highly specialized dental materials and equipment and a team of certified specialists who are on the cutting-edge of dental technology. Periodontal care is afforded greater accuracy, dramatically improved healing times and consistently better results by advanced equipment like the Dental Laser, and Ultrasonic Scalers which use high frequency sound to remove gum-disease-causing plaque and tartar build-up. To learn more about how modern dentistry can help you, call us today.

Frequently Asked Questions

About Your Periodontal Health

My adult tooth fell out. Now what?

It is not normal for adult teeth to fall out on their own. If your tooth has fallen out by itself (not caused by an injury) it may indicate bone loss or an infection. It is important to call your dentist and schedule an appointment.

My teeth are loose. What do I do?

Loose adult teeth are not normal. If your teeth are loose, this may indicate trauma to the jaw, bone loss, or infection. Schedule an appointment with your dentist to have your teeth assessed.

How long does periodontal treatment last?

Your periodontal treatment will include recommendations and instructions on self-care which will help prevent gum disease from returning. As long as you take proper care of your teeth, your gums should stay healthy. If you ever have questions about caring for your gums or if your gum disease starts to return schedule a check-up to revisit your recommended oral hygiene regimen.

I have pain and swelling in my jaw. What do I do?

Pain and swelling in your jaw are not normal and may indicate a serious dental condition. Untreated periodontal disease leads to bone and ligament loss in the jaw and may be the cause of your discomfort. To find the cause of your jaw pain and swelling, schedule an appointment with a dentist.

Your dentist will assess your jaw and give you recommendations on a course of action designed to relieve your swelling and pain and restore your jaw.

My gums hurt. What do I do?

Gums start to hurt when they aren’t being cleaned properly. Proper gum health is achieved through regular good oral hygiene habits like brushing, flossing and regular check-ups. If you aren’t sure about your oral hygiene, you are invited to call and ask our team of oral experts.

Pain in your gums may also be an early indicator of gum disease. Catch gum disease early by scheduling an appointment with a dentist or hygienist. With proper care, most gum disease can be reversed.

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Vitality Dentistry combines the latest in innovative dental technology with a high level of personalized care. Founded by Dr. Raj Singh over 30 years ago, the team of highly-trained personnel at Vitality Dentistry uses the latest in dental technology, proven dental components and materials and a complete in-house lab to provide you with accurate, long-lasting treatment and a speedy recovery. We're always looking for new ways to give you comfort and confidence in your dental health.

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