Did you know that gum diseases, which are very common among adult patients, can occur at any age? They usually do not cause any pain until they get serious and can lead to teeth loss. Fortunately, they can be prevented and cured through periodontal treatment. To benefit from professional gum disease treatments in Saint John, you just need make an appointment at Hi-Tech Family Dentistry!
Gum diseases occur where gums and teeth are attached. The problem begins with plaque that forms everyday on your teeth and must be removed with brushing and flossing. If not properly removed, plaque hardens into tartar, the accumulation of which can cause gingivitis (inflammation of gums). This may turn into an infection leading to gum tissue breaking or, even worse, bone breaking.
The best way to prevent gum disease from occurring consists in having a good dental hygiene routine: brush your teeth twice a day and floss once every day to remove plaque. When tartar forms, only a professional—dentist or dental hygienist—can remove it. If your gum disease gets serious, bone and gum tissue restoration (periodontal) procedures may be required. Your dentist is the most appropriate professional to evaluate your situation and advise the best course of action. At Hi-Tech Family Dentistry, we have the required technology to conduct a thorough examination and proceed to periodontal interventions.
The American Association of periodontics recommends annual T comprehensive periodontal evaluation to assess your periodontal health and identify conditions such as periodontal disease that may need additional treatment
In 2022, the American Academy of Periodontology published the Comprehensive Periodontal Therapy Statement, which recommends that all adults receive an annual comprehensive evaluation of their periodontal health.
When your dental professional, such as a periodontist, general dentist, or dental hygienist, performs this evaluation, they will look at these six areas to determine the state of your periodontal health.
Periodontal disease is an infection of the gums. It damages your teeth’s support structure and can lead to extractions.
Most of the patients we see at Hi-Tech Family Dentistry have many of the following symptoms:
No. You may have slight discomfort, similar to when you receive a root canal, but our team strives to be as gentle as possible.
Dental insurance policies typically cover periodontal treatment. Please bring all dental benefit information and insurance cards to your examination appointment and we can assist you with the claims.
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