At Aquia Dental Care we strive to bring public awareness of periodontal disease to it’s highest level of than ever before.
Our skilled dentists and dental care team are dedicated to educating our patients about the scientific link between periodontal disease and systemic disorders such diabetes, cardiovascular disease and complication during pregnancy. Periodontal disease and it’s risks cannot be taken lightly; at MG Dentistry we provide an outstanding, efficient and effective approach to treating periodontal disease.
With all the widespread attention drawn to the complication periodontal disease can create in the stabilization of other life threatening disorders, dental insurers are now offering enhanced coverage on periodontal therapies. At Aquia Dental Care we encourage the importance in maintaining the health of your smile by preventing and treating periodontal disease. MG Dentistry’s periodontal maintenance program encourages patients who suffer from periodontal disease to receive a detailed periodontal cleaning every three months. For those that require a more aggressive approach in treating their periodontal disease, Aquia Dental Care skilled team of clinicians use cutting-edge methods to help you achieve optimum oral hygiene with minimal discomfort.
Symptoms of Periodontal Disease
Periodontal disease is classified in different stages by the level of severity. If periodontal disease is caught early enough during its beginning stage of gingivitis the damage to the periodontal tissue can be treated and restored it’s optimal health. If periodontal disease is more advanced and the supporting bone and tissue that hold your teeth in place are irreversibly damaged, a more aggressive approach in treatment is necessary. General symptoms of periodontal disease include many of the following signs:
- Periodontal tissue are red, puffy or swollen, or tender
- Periodontal tissue bleeds during brushing or flossing
- Teeth that look longer because your periodontal tissue has receded
- The periodontal tissue has separated, or pulled away, from your teeth, creating a pocket
- Changes in the way your teeth fit together when you bite
- Pus coming out from between your teeth and periodontal tissue
- Constant bad breath or a bad taste in your mouth
Treatment for Periodontal Disease
When the bacteria responsible for periodontal disease spreads below the gum line it produces toxins that will severely impinge on your periodontal tissue and bone level. The degeneration of the periodontal tissue and bone can be treated with either a non-surgical approach or the more aggressive surgical treatment.
- Scaling and Root Planning. A non-surgical approach that requires a “deep” periodontal cleaning performed by our skilled dental professionals. This procedure will remove the built up plaque and harmful bacteria from under the gum line allowing the periodontal tissue to be more receptive to quality home care and maintenance through our periodontal maintenance program.
- Anti-biotic Therapy. This anti-microbial treatment is commonly used in conjunction with Scaling and root planning. An antibiotic is place directly at the site of the infection and offers an immediate response.
- Laser Therapy. This cutting edge technology offers a new revolution in the treatment of periodontal disease. A laser is used to “sterilize” the area that is predominately engulfed with bacteria.
- Connective Tissue Graft. This is a procedure where grafted tissue taken from the roof of the mouth is surgically attached to the area where the periodontal tissue has receded or become thin.
- Extraction. This removal of the tooth that is severely damaged from periodontal disease that the surrounding tissue and bone have disintegrated and there is no functioning periodontal tissue to support the tooth.