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Gum Disease Treatment Red Deer AB

Have you been told you need gum surgery? Well, maybe not!

Many people assume that decay is the main reason for tooth loss. Actually it’s not. It’s gum disease! Symptoms often are not noticed until the disease is well advanced. When this happens the usual treatment is gum surgery. However, there are also non-surgical treatments available today that can treat gum disease without surgery. Ask us about these treatments. We want you to keep your teeth for life!

Gum Disease Treatment Dentist Red Deer ABGum Disease Can Contribute to Heart Disease and Even Stroke

According to Dental Health Alberta, “Gum disease (periodontal disease) often progresses at a slow pace, with no pain. As a result, it is very common in many individuals. Gum disease is not just about your mouth – there is evidence linking gum disease to heart disease, respiratory disorders and strokes.”

It is estimated that as many as 8 out of 10 people may suffer, or be at risk, from gum disease. Periodontal infection poses more hazards to people whose health is already compromised by diabetes and respiratory afflictions. The reality is that the bacteria that contribute to a gum infection isn’t restricted to your mouth. These bacteria can move through your soft tissues, into your bloodstream, and from there travel to all your other internal organs.

Now the Good News

The treatment of periodontal (gum) disease, in all its stages from mild to severe, is typically covered by most dental insurance plans. Non-surgical care combined with improved dental hygiene has often proven effective in slowing or even stopping the spread of the disease. However, in more severe cases, treatment may still include surgery.

What’s So Bad About Losing a Tooth?

No matter how you lose a tooth, leaving the gap will cause other problems to develop over time. You may notice that your other teeth begin to shift, which will alter your ability to chew your food properly. Losing teeth changes your dental occlusion (your bite), causing your remaining teeth, gums, jaw muscles, and jaw joints to experience additional stresses, and this can produce mild to severe pain.

Preventive Dental Care Red Deer AB Dental implants represent a reasonable choice for replacing a missing tooth or even multiple teeth. Implants simulate the look of natural teeth because they’re placed below your gum line, unlike a bridge or dentures, which rest upon your gums. The materials used to create modern implants can be dyed/stained to blend with the look of your natural teeth.

Have You Been Told You Need Gum Surgery?

At Vista Dental Care, we use laser technology for the non-surgical treatment of gum disease. Used in place of scalpels and sutures, lasers offer precisely placed incisions and reduced bleeding, with a goal of reduced discomfort and improved healing. The laser can also be employed for other soft tissue procedures, such as treating oral lesions or reducing the look of a “gummy” smile. Ask us about this at your next visit!

We can help arrest your gum disease and bring your smile back to health. Give us a call today at (855) 636-9223.