At Premier Dental Care, Dr. Bakhtyari treats each case of periodontal disease as a unique case, as treatment methods may differ by type and severity of each instance of the disease.
Some of the typical signs of gingivitis, periodontitis and periodontal disease include red, swollen, bleeding gums; spaces or growing gaps between teeth; bad breath; tenderness and discomfort around the teeth and gums; loose teeth. The advance of periodontal disease can be prevented by one to two regular cleanings and by improving your daily oral hygiene habits.
If there is evidence of advanced-stage periodontal disease, Dr. Bakhtyari may employ a special deep-cleaning procedure, where tartar, plaque, and associated toxins are removed from the gum line (a process called scaling) and any impacted areas of the root surfaces of the tooth are made smooth (a process called planing). This deep-cleaning procedure removes harmful toxins and build-up and allows the gum tissue to heal properly around the tooth. Some medications and mouth rinses may be recommended during your consultation. Dr. Bakhtyari may also suggest an electric tooth brush such as a Sonicare or an Oral-B model to assist with home oral hygiene and help to control repeated infection during healing.
To alleviate the symptoms of periodontal disease and prevent further impact on your teeth and gums, Dr. Bakhtyari recommends good oral hygiene, a balanced diet, and regular dental visits.
If you have concerns about periodontal disease, please speak to Dr. Bakhtyari or one of our hygienists about treatment during your next consultation.