Healthy gums are an essential part of a healthy and beautiful smile. Gum disease is a common oral health concern that can jeopardize the stability of your bite and the health of your teeth and gums. Ottawa dentist Dr. Nohé Sassi provides advanced, state of the art, gum disease treatments to prevent and eliminate periodontal disease.
Gum Disease Symptoms
Gum disease is a bacterial infection of the gums. Bacteria builds in and around teeth, eventually creating deep pockets in the gums. As the disease progresses, patients become susceptible to tooth loss, receding gums, and bone deterioration. Gum disease, when left untreated, can spread to the bloodstream and has been linked to cardiovascular disease, heart attacks, and systemic diseases such as diabetes. If you notice changes in the health of your gums, it is important to schedule a consultation with your dentist as soon as possible.
Some signs you may have gum disease are:
- Redness and discoloration of gum tissue
- Inflammation of the gums
- Sensitivity, especially while brushing teeth
- Bleeding gums
Early diagnosis of gum disease helps allow for conservative treatment options and to prevent further deterioration of oral health. Every patient of Villanova Dental Studio receives a thorough gum disease screening during their regularly scheduled dental health exams. Dr. Sassi uses the state of the art technology Florida Probe System® to digitally scan the gums for signs of periodontal disease. The system can display the findings on a computer monitor for in depth analysis.
Periodontal Treatment Options
Dr. Sassi is highly trained and experienced in the treatment of all stages of periodontal disease. Dr. Sassi will always provide the most effective and conservative treatment option for optimal results. Periodontal therapy can restore health and beauty to your smile and stabilize your dental and overall health.
- Laser Assisted Periodontal Therapy or LAPT
- Perio Protect®
- Scaling & Root Planing
- Bone or soft tissue grafting
- Gum surgery