Periodontal Treatment in Saint John
Periodontal diseases are generally related to gum. Here the soft tissue around the tooth gets affected. If you are experiencing inflammation in your gums or suspect an infection, visit Millidge Place Dental Clinic – Dr. Murray Holburn. We offer periodontal treatment and care in Saint John.
Scaling and root planning:
This starts by removing the tartar and the bacteria which started the infection. The gum pockets will then be cleaned and treated with antibiotics to get rid of the infection. A mouthwash can also be prescribed for daily cleaning routines.
In this case, grafting procedures are followed to actively encourage tissue regeneration which has been destroyed. A membrane is inserted into the affected area which helps in the regeneration process.
Pocket elimination surgery
This surgery is done to reduce the pocket size between the teeth and the gum. The jawbone can also be operated to reduce the indentations in the bone to remove the colonization of bacteria.
If there is tooth loss due to periodontal disease, dental implants can be an option. Prosthetics used in the implants can improve the aesthetics and functionality of your teeth. Sometimes, tissue regeneration might also be required to strengthen the jawbone before the implant is done.
Gum or periodontal disease can be due to insufficient oral hygiene, genetics, or improper food habits. If gum infections are left untreated, they can spread to the entire body. The best way to keep your gums healthy is to take proper care of your teeth daily. Brushing and flossing once a day will prevent bacterial attack.
If you have any symptoms pertaining to periodontal disease, visit Millidge Place Dental Clinic – Dr. Murray Holburn . We also offer regular oral health check-ups as well.