What a Milton, ON dentist, will do to treat gum disease
Studies continue to show that most adults are living with some form or stage of periodontal disease, or “gum disease.” With early and proper diagnosis and effective treatments, many patients can bring their smiles back to health. Our Milton, ON area dentist, Dr. Jameela Jifri, is proud to offer patients solutions when gum disease is present and works directly with patients to provide appropriate treatment to maintain the gums, bone, and teeth within the smile.
What is gum disease?
Gum disease is an infection that develops within the smile and can progress if not treated in the earlier stages. This condition can also cause bacteria to enter into the bloodstream and result in a higher risk of medical conditions such as cardiovascular disease and diabetes. It is diagnosed by evaluating a patient and looking for signs such as:
- Red, inflamed gum tissues
- Pockets between the gums and teeth
- Bacteria present in the mouth
- Loose or shifting teeth
- Persistent halitosis (bad breath)
- Lost bone as seen with x-rays
What is the treatment for gum disease?
Patients in the early stage known as gingivitis can reverse the condition with a deep cleaning and antibiotics at the dental office. Alternatively, patients who have not gotten a proper diagnosis and experience worsening of the disease will need a more aggressive treatment known as scaling and root planing.
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At Scott and Derry Dental Care, we have committed our practice to provide a wide range of services for new and established patients and families. If you reside in the area of Milton, ON and are ready to book a consultation with Dr. Jameela Jifri and her associates, call (855) 438-4999 to request an appointment. We are at 6521 Derry Road, Unit #7, and our friendly front office team is excited to meet you.
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