- Category: Periodontics
- Published: Friday, 04 April 2014 21:25
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At Norton Dental Hamilton, our dentists uphold the philosophy of providing patient-focused care and quality dental results. Periodontic treatment is used to decrease the risk of infection and disease, minimize inflammation, prevent and treat gum disease and gingivitis, and promote the re-attachment of healthy gums to teeth. Periodontal treatment is based on the stage of gum disease, your response to previous treatments, and your overall health.
When plaque and bacteria are not removed daily from your teeth and gums with regular brushing and flossing, they are left to harden and turn into calculus which irritates the gums and causes gingivitis. Once calculus has formed it can only be safely removed by a dental professional.
Gum disease is the leading cause of tooth loss in adults. Gum disease occurs when gingivitis develops and is left untreated. If allowed to progress, gum disease may lead to serious oral issues.
Periodontal symptoms may include swollen and/or tender gums, loose teeth, gum recession, and constant bleeding when flossing or brushing.
Our office offers a number of periodontal treatments, both surgical and nonsurgical including dental implants, flap surgery, root scaling and planing, and tissue regeneration.
We offer sedation dentistry for apprehensive patients so they may receive the dental care they need in comfort.
Our dentists advise patients to receive dental checkups and professional teeth cleaning every six months to help reduce the risk of future oral issues. To schedule your periodontal consult, call (905) 388-7330.