If your gums bleed while you brush or floss your teeth, then it is an early sign that your gums are infected by bacteria. If untreated, it can lead to tooth extraction as the roots become loose. Periodontal disease means the infection caused by bacteria around the tooth. This includes gum, cementum, the periodontal ligament and the alveolar bones. The gums are infected first and later it spreads to the other part of the teeth.
Cause of Periodontal Disease
The bacteria in plaque are the main cause of periodontal disease. But this disease can also be caused by various other factors such as:
- Smoking and tobacco use
- Misaligned or crowded teeth, Dental braces brampton or bridgework
- Clenching, grinding and gritting of teeth
- Fluctuation in hormones
- Poor nutrition
- Other diseases
Periodontal Treatment – Available at our Dental Clinic in Brampton
If you are detected with this disease, the main concern is to control it. The type of treatment depends on the stage of your infection. Nevertheless, any treatment requires good car of the teeth at home. Some of the treatments that are available at our Dental Clinic in Brampton are:
Deep Cleaning is also known as scaling and root planing. This method helps in the removal of bacteria that contribute to the disease. Through this method, the tartar is removed from the gum line and the rough surface on the teeth is smoothen.
Different medications can also be suggested depending on the stage of your infection. Medication can work well with scaling and root planning but cannot take place of the surgical treatment.
Flap Surgery: Following the treatment with deep cleaning, if the pockets and the inflammation remain, dentists may use flap surgery. This method involves the lifting of the gum and removing the tartar.
Bone and tissue grafts: In this method, a natural or synthetic bone is placed in the area of bone loss. Then, by inserting a tissue in between the gum and the bone, the bone is allowed to grow and re-attach to the connective tissues.
Since each case is different, we suggest you to have a conversation with any of our dentists at our dental clinic Brampton.
It is very important to take good care of your teeth after the treatment as the success of the treatment solely depends on the amount of nourishment you have given to your teeth.