Periodontics is the area of dentistry that focuses on the health and functionality of the supporting structures of the teeth — your gums and sinuses. You can’t have teeth without a healthy mouth, so we believe it’s critical to take proper care of your gums.
If you’re experiencing red or bleeding gums, sore gums, sensitive teeth, or chronic bad breath, you could be suffering from gingivitis (inflammation of the gums) or periodontal disease (gum disease). Gingivitis can be reversed, so seek help early if you suspect anything is wrong. If you need more information about Periodontics in Downtown Ottawa, contact us today.
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Here are some of the periodontics services we offer here at Pretoria Bridge Dental:
It’s important to brush twice a day – and floss once a day – in order to keep your gums healthy, as well as come in for regular dental exams that the dentist will tailor to you (after your dental health has been evaluated, as this is different for each patient).
Periodontics is all about preventative dental care and focuses on ensuring good oral health. Regularly having your teeth cleaned by a dental hygienist is an excellent place to start when it comes to preventative dental care.
Routine checkups are crucial to maintaining your oral health and you can benefit from healthier bones and gums, longer-lasting teeth and an overall healthy smile. Periodontics is also essential for early detection and treatment of serious oral health issues. If you’re interested in teeth cleaning or any of our other periodontics services, book an appointment at Pretoria Health Dental today!
Crown lengthening is a surgical procedure performed by a periodontist and involves reducing or shaving down gum tissue for medical or cosmetic dentistry reasons. Oftentimes, many patients request this procedure to reduce the visibility of their gums to give a more natural or desirable appearance.
Recent research has shown that your gums have a significant impact on your overall health, particularly cardiovascular disease. People with gum disease are two to three times more likely at risk of having a heart attack, stroke, or other cardiovascular event compared to people without gum disease.
Some research has suggested that gum disease might also increase the risk of certain forms of cancer such as kidney, pancreatic, and blood cancers, however, more research is required in these areas.
Contact us if you have more questions about gum disease.
When you have gum disease, a process called scaling and root planing is done to remove the plaque and help restore your gum health. The process of scaling removes plaque and tartar from below your gum line, while root planing smooths the tooth root and helps your gums reattach to the tooth.
If you suspect you have gum disease and think scaling and root planning can help, contact us today.
If you have a buildup of plaque and tartar, you should visit a dentist. Contact us today to book your appointment.
Gum disease is a condition which affects millions of people. There are a number of symptoms which can indicate gum disease, such as:
If you are experiencing any combination of these symptoms, you might have gum disease and should visit a dentist. Contact us today to book your appointment.
Though periodontal disease is very common, there are a number of things you can do to prevent it. The most effective prevention is by following good oral hygiene practices such as:
If you follow these simple steps, you are well on your way towards preventing periodontal disease. Contact us today for more questions!
It is never too late to receive a gum grafting procedure. At Pretoria Bridge Dental, you can contact us at any time to inquire about our gum graft services and if they might be a good fit for you.
We have two free parking spaces in our clinic lot. Also, there are five parking spaces at the Ottawa Chinese Bible Church (on the corner of Main and Graham). On Graham Avenue you will find two-hour parking available; while there is also parking on Hawthorne Street from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., and then again from 5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.