Periodontal Disease &
Soft Tissue Management

What is Periodontal Disease?
“Perio-” means “Around” and “-Dontal” refers to Teeth. Periodontal disease is a bacterial infection of the gum, ligaments and bone which support your teeth. Periodontal disease including gingivitis and periodontitis are serious medical conditions. Without proper treatment, these bacterial infections can lead to bone loss, receding gums, and tooth loss of one or more teeth.
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Proper Treatment Can Prevent And Reverse Gum Disease

Periodontal disease is caused by many factors such as poor oral hygiene, stress, poor nutrition, smoking, genetics, medications, clenching or grinding, diabetes and other illnesses. The good news is most periodontal disease can be avoided with good oral hygiene habits including brushing, flossing and regular check-ups. If you are experiencing bleeding or swollen gums or if you have general discomfort or trouble eating because of pain, we welcome you to book an examination. You will be provided with a recommended treatment plan which will restore your oral health and provide relief.

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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