Periodontal Therapy and Gum Disease Treatment in Toronto, ON
Your gums are the foundation of your oral health! At Midtown Dental Centre, Dr. Ramlaggan and his skilled dental team help patients maintain a healthy smile through advanced prevention and periodontal therapy. Our team focuses on preventive care to protect the teeth and gums between appointments, offering solutions to spot any underlying issues as early as possible. Dr. Ramlaggan prides himself in helping his patients maintain stable care as far as their gums are concerned.
What Is Gum Disease?
Gum disease, or periodontal disease, is a general term for the build-up of bacteria and inflammation of the gum line. Typically speaking, gum disease can be caused by poor oral care routines, skipping dental appointments, genetics, advanced age, or chronic illness.
The gum inflammation characteristic of periodontal disease creates a path for bacteria in plaque to enter your bloodstream. This bacteria travels throughout your body a may be a factor in numerous health conditions.
Left untreated, gum disease can increase your risk for developing the following health conditions:
- Heart Disease
- Premature Or Low-Weight Babies
Symptoms Of Gum Disease
Gum disease is not always obvious to those who are experiencing its earliest phases, which is why it's so important to attend regular dental checkups at Midtown Dental Centre. If you have one or more of the following symptoms, it's time to schedule an appointment right away!
- Loose teeth
- Tooth and mouth pain
- A change in your bite
- Receding, swollen, and painful gums
- Bleeding while brushing and flossing
- Mouth sores
- Bad breath
- Pus between teeth
- Ill-fitting dentures
How We Treat Gum Disease
Although gum disease can evolve into a more serious condition if left untreated, our Toronto dental team has the right tools, technologies, and know-how to restore your gums to a healthy condition. We offer the following periodontal treatments:
The Chao Pinhole® Surgical Technique (PST)
Did you know that receding gums can weaken your teeth, causing root damage that could, ultimately, lead to tooth loss? If your gum disease has caused considerable gum recession, we may recommend pinhole gum therapy to restore the health of your mouth.
Dr. Ramlaggan is a highly-trained, certified Chao Pinhole® Surgical Technique (PST) dentist. This special therapeutic method is one of the least invasive ways to repair the gums, because no stitches or grafting are required! This minimally invasive procedure can restore years to your smile and improve your overall health.
There are no grafts, no sutures, and no incisions needed with the Chao Pinhole® Surgical Technique. It simply involves the adjustment of the existing tissue.
Benefits to the Chao Pinhole® Surgical Technique include:
- More comfort for the patient post-treatment
- Faster recovery for the patient compared to traditional grafting
- No need for uncomfortable sutures
- No need for scalpels or invasive surgical tools
- No need to take donor tissue from the patient’s palate
- Natural-looking, long-lasting results
Scaling and Root Planing (Deep Cleaning)
Scaling and root planing (SRP) is one of the most common procedures for treating gingivitis. It involves our dentists deep cleaning below the gum line and smoothing the surface of the tooth. Scaling and root planing removes plaque, bacteria, and acid buildup that can cause gum inflammation.
A simple SRP helps to restore and promote healthier teeth, gums, and overall oral health while also preventing all stages of periodontal disease. In fact, periodontal scaling and root planing is the most effective way to banish gum disease! If needed, our team will use a local anesthetic to numb the affected area before performing the procedure.
Laser Gum Treatments
At Midtown Dental Centre, our dentist uses cutting-edge soft tissue lasers to help combat the signs of gum disease. This advanced technology is used in a wide range of gum treatments and offers enhanced precision and control. Laser treatments are also preferred by most patients because they are generally faster, less invasive and more comfortable than conventional and surgical gum treatments.
Early Prevention for Healthier Smiles
One of the easiest ways to preserve your healthy gums and teeth is to maintain a regular schedule of preventive exams with one of our Midtown dental hygienists. Regularly scheduled professional cleanings will minimize the accumulation of plaque and calculus on your teeth. Your friendly hygienist will also provide you with instruction on personalized home care.
When you visit our office for periodontal therapy, Dr. Ramlaggan and his team will take time to help you determine the periodontal treatment best suited to your specific oral health needs. By working together, we can prevent the advance of gum disease and ensure healthy teeth and a healthy smile in the years ahead.
Advanced Periodontal Care For Healthier Smiles
Dr. Ramlaggan and his team take great pride in helping every patient achieve their healthiest smile. Early detection of periodontal disease enables our dentist to address the condition with more conservative treatment methods and create healthier gums overall!
When you take care of your gums, you're caring for your total-body health. Call Midtown Dental Centre today to schedule your next periodontal exam!