Periodontal Treatment in Airdrie
Periodontal Disease (Gingivitis)
Periodontal disease or gingivitis is an ongoing inflammatory infection that can damage the body in many ways.
Not only does the bacteria create inflammation in other parts of the body such as arthritis and asthma, but they break down the support for your natural teeth as well.
If this bacterium is left unattended it forms colonies within a sticky layer called biofilm or plaque.
Bacterial biofilms are stubborn and generally resistant to antibiotics so they can create quite a problem.
If left unattended these bacteria grow and become bonded to tooth surfaces, especially the gap between the teeth and gums.
This is the plaque that your hygienist takes off during your hygiene visit and is one reason these visits are so important for your oral and overall health.
Patients who are susceptible to inflammatory diseases, including diabetes and heart disease may also be susceptible to periodontal disease.
It is possible that through the reduction of inflammation in the mouth, patients see improvement in other inflammatory responses within the body.
There is growing evidence that active inflammation of a pregnant woman’s gums may have a negative effect on the term of her pregnancy and may lead to her baby being of lower weight when born.
Periodontal disease, if caught in its early stages, (gingivitis) can be successfully managed.
If your gums bleed when flossing or brushing you have an infection that should be looked at by a dentist and hygienist.
Together they will help you create a plan to manage the disease and therefore reduce the impact on your oral and overall health.
Call today at (403) 768-1000 to make your appointment with one of our amazing team members.
Preventative Dental Hygiene
At Sierra Dental, we recognize that your periodontal health is of the utmost importance.
The long-term condition of your teeth and any restorative treatment depends on stable, healthy gums, and supporting bone.
Every person’s situation is unique and we believe strongly in the design and implementation of a program that will most effectively address the individual needs of our patients.
Your doctor and hygienist will discuss their findings, as well as your diagnosis and prognosis.
Combining their clinical findings with your priorities, they will recommend a tailored periodontal treatment plan and work with you to maintain ideal oral health and achieve your goals.
The best way to maintain health and prevent gum disease is through daily brushing and flossing, as well as regular professional examinations and cleanings.
Unfortunately, even with the most diligent home dental care, people still can develop periodontal disease as it is largely a result of genetic predisposition.
As periodontal disease progresses, the supporting tissues that hold the teeth in place deteriorate.
If left untreated, this leads to tooth loss.
In addition to tooth loss, moderate or severe periodontal disease also poses a threat to overall health by increasing risk of cardiovascular disease, by complicating the management of diabetes, and even predisposing unborn babies to pre-term birth and low birth weight.
Unfortunately, once periodontal disease begins, professional intervention is almost always necessary to prevent its progression.
At Sierra Dental, we place great emphasis on prevention and our qualified staff takes pride in providing the best available care. We will gladly answer any questions you may have!
EVENING & WEEKEND APPOINTMENT
We understand that you are busy and don’t always have time to visit a dentist for a routine checkup in the middle of your Monday. That’s why we offer extended hours from the top of the morning at 7:00 AM to 8:30 PM Monday through Thursday.
We are also open all throughout the weekend. That’s right, we’re open every day of the week.
DIRECT BILLING TO INSURANCE PLANS
To alleviate some of your stress, we offer direct billing, predeterminations of treatments, and financial arrangements to all our patients to ensure smooth and easy payment transactions.
PAYMENT PLANS & FINANCING AVAILABLE
We understand that dental services can be an unexpected expense. That’s why we offer flexible payment plans and options to suit our patients’ needs. Speak with one of our dental assistants to learn more.