Periodontics in London, Ontario
At Dental Studio London, we understand the critical importance of periodontal health for our patients in London, Ontario. Our dedicated team of periodontists specializes in preventing, diagnosing, and treating gum disease, providing personalized care to ensure the longevity of your oral health.
What is Periodontics?
Periodontics is the dental specialty focusing on the inflammatory disease that destroys the gums and other supporting structures around the teeth. We offer comprehensive periodontal evaluations to detect signs of gum disease at its earliest stage.
Our Periodontal Services
- Gum Disease Diagnosis: Utilizing the latest technology for accurate diagnosis.
- Non-Surgical Treatments: Including scaling and root planing (deep cleaning).
- Periodontal Surgery: For advanced cases, including flap surgery and grafts.
- Laser Gum Therapy: Minimally invasive treatment for gum disease.
- Gum Recession Treatment: To cover exposed roots and prevent further gum loss.
- Dental Implants: For replacing missing teeth due to periodontal disease.
Why Choose Dental Studio London for Your Gum Health?
Our practice is equipped with state-of-the-art technology and staffed by experienced periodontists who are committed to excellence in periodontics. We provide:
- Customized Treatment Plans: Tailored specifically for your dental needs.
- Advanced Techniques: Minimally invasive approaches for comfortable care.
- Preventive Education: Empowering you to maintain optimal gum health.
Understanding the Risks of Periodontal Disease
Learn about the risk factors for periodontal disease, such as smoking, diabetes, and genetic predisposition, and how we can work together to manage them.
Schedule Your Periodontal Assessment Today
Don’t wait for gum disease to advance. Contact us today to schedule a comprehensive periodontal assessment. Early intervention is key to protecting your oral and overall health.
What is periodontal disease?
Periodontal disease, also known as gum disease, is an infection of the tissues that hold your teeth in place. It's typically caused by poor brushing and flossing habits that allow plaque—a sticky film of bacteria—to build up on the teeth and harden.
What are the signs of periodontal disease?
Common signs include swollen, red, bleeding gums, bad breath, painful chewing, loose or sensitive teeth, and receding gums or longer appearing teeth.
Can periodontal disease affect my overall health?
Yes, research has linked periodontal disease to several health problems outside of the mouth, including heart disease, diabetes, and stroke. Maintaining healthy gums is essential to your overall health.
How is periodontal disease treated?
Treatment varies depending on the severity of the disease. Options include deep cleaning (scaling and root planing), medications, and, in more severe cases, surgery.
What is scaling and root planing?
Scaling and root planing is a deep-cleaning, non-surgical procedure, done under a local anesthetic, whereby plaque and tartar from above and below the gum line are scraped away (scaling) and rough spots on the tooth root are made smooth (planing).
Will I need surgery for periodontal disease?
Not all patients need surgery. It depends on how advanced the disease is and how well you respond to initial treatments. Surgical options might be considered for those with advanced periodontitis.
How can I prevent periodontal disease?
The best way to prevent periodontal disease is by practicing good oral hygiene. This includes brushing twice a day, flossing daily, eating a balanced diet, and visiting your dentist regularly for checkups and cleanings.
Is periodontal treatment painful?
We strive to make all treatments as comfortable as possible. For procedures that might cause discomfort, various forms of anesthesia and sedation are available to ensure a pain-free experience.
How often should I visit the dentist if I have periodontal disease?
Patients with periodontal disease might need to visit the dentist more frequently for cleanings and check-ups. Your dentist will recommend a personalized schedule based on the severity of your condition.
Can periodontal disease recur after treatment?
Yes, periodontal disease can recur, especially if oral hygiene practices are not maintained. Ongoing maintenance is crucial for preventing the disease from returning.
Are dental implants an option if I've had periodontal disease?
Yes, dental implants are an option for many people who have lost teeth due to periodontal disease. Your periodontist will assess your situation to determine if you're a good candidate for implants.