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Dentist in Etobicoke, ON offers options for treatment of gum disease

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Gum Disease Dentist with Dr. Shefali Tuli of Sherway Dentistry in Etobicoke ON Area

Periodontal disease is a condition that is both common and serious. It affects millions of Americans, including both children and adults. Mild inflammation and bleeding while brushing are some of the earliest symptoms that are often overlooked. Being able to identify the early signs of periodontal disease, or “gum disease,” is critical to maintaining oral health and overall system wellness, as its progression can have a devastating impact. At Sherway Dentistry, we offer Etobicoke, ON area patients solutions for treating gum disease that is customized for an individual’s specific health needs and concerns.

Gum disease in the early stages

When diagnosed early, gum disease is addressed and often reversed before it causes considerable damage. Routine dental visits and cleanings are the best way to catch this condition in the earlier stages and ensure effective treatment. The team looks for the early indicators of periodontal disease and can treat them with a deeper dental cleaning and improvements in home hygiene habits.

Gum disease in the later stages

As the condition advances without diagnosis or treatment, it can develop into periodontitis, which is the more advanced stage of gum disease. At this point, the tissues will pull away from the teeth, developing pockets where bacteria thrives. To treat this stage, patients may require some of the following treatments:
  • Scaling and root planing – this is a deep cleaning performed by our team to remove bacteria and help the gums reattach to the teeth as needed
  • Antibiotics – infection is best controlled with antibiotics, which may include oral or topical varieties
  • Surgery – advanced cases of periodontal disease may require surgery to reattach the gum tissue and help seal the area to prevent bacteria from entering
  • Restorations – when patients have lost teeth, restorations such as dental bridges or dental implants may be used to replace them
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