Periodontal disease, also known as gum disease, is an infection in the gum and bone structures that hold your teeth in place. This condition is often caused by poor oral hygiene habits, such as inadequate brushing and flossing, leading to plaque buildup. Other contributing factors include hormonal changes, diabetes, and chronic conditions.
At Fraser Dental, we understand the importance of early diagnosis and treatment of periodontal disease, which is why we’ve put together this page to help you understand this condition better.
What is Periodontal Disease?
Periodontal disease is a serious infection in the gum and bone structures that support your teeth. This condition is caused by poor oral hygiene habits, like inadequate brushing and flossing, leading to plaque buildup.
Other factors like hormonal changes, diabetes, and chronic conditions can also contribute to its development. Periodontal disease can result in tooth loss, jawbone damage, and other oral health issues if left untreated.
Diagnosis of Periodontal Disease
Diagnosis of periodontitis usually involves a thorough dental examination, x-rays, and measuring the depth of the pockets between your teeth and gums to gauge bone loss.
Our dentists at Fraser Dental are experts in diagnosing and treating periodontal disease and use the latest techniques to provide accurate and effective diagnoses.
Treatment of Periodontal Disease
If caught early, periodontitis can be treated by thoroughly cleaning the pockets around your teeth and scaling. With regular dental hygiene appointments and meticulous oral health routines at home, further damage can be prevented. An Oral Surgeon will perform periodontitis treatment in more advanced cases.
At Fraser Dental, our dentists have advanced knowledge and training in the latest techniques for diagnosing and treating periodontal disease.
Our Periodontal Team of Experts at Fraser Dental,
Led by Dr. Nitesh Gangadin, who has a special interest in periodontics, is dedicated to providing the best possible care for those with periodontal disease. With his postgraduate diploma in periodontics from the University of Otago, Dr. Gangadin has the experience and expertise to provide the highest standard of care for his patients.
If you’re interested in learning more about our periodontal disease treatment, or if you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us. Our friendly and knowledgeable staff will be happy to assist you.
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