Protect Your Gums with Periodontal Services in Richmond
For periodontal services in Richmond, go no further than Bayview Dental. Gum disease is a common illness that most individuals may have at some time in their lives. Gum disease can be readily reversed with early detection and treatment. Bayview Dental, your Richmond dentists, can help you overcome gum disease and restore the health of your smile.
What Is Gum Disease and How Does It Affect You?
Gum disease develops when the gums, soft tissues, and ligaments get infected with germs. It attacks the bones and is one of the most common causes of adult tooth loss. Most individuals are unaware they have gum disease since it is typically painless. The early stage of gum disease is gingivitis, while the latter stage is periodontitis.
Do I Have Gum Disease?
Here are some of the symptoms of gum disease:
Brushing and flossing gums that bleed readily.
Gums that are red, swollen, or puffy.
Gums that are swollen and irritable to the touch.
While the early indicators of gum disease are mild, the signs of increasing gum disease may be somewhat alarming. Among the signs and symptoms are:
Bad breath that doesn't go away.
Teeth that have become loose.
Between the teeth and the gums, there is pus.
What Causes Gum Disease?
Poor dental hygiene is the most prevalent cause of gum disease. Plaque and tartar build-up on the teeth if they are not adequately cared for at home. Brushing and flossing practise are the keys to preventing gum disease. Gum disease can, however, be worsened by specific health and lifestyle variables, such as:
Puberty and diabetes.
Medications, including steroids, cancer treatment medicines, oral contraceptives, and particular types of anti-epilepsy drugs.
Tobacco chewing or smoking cigarettes.
Genetics and family history.
Teeth that are crooked, crowded, or uneven and are difficult to keep clean.
Treatment for Gum Disease
Gum disease treatment is available at our clinic to help you regain control of your dental health. The following are some of the services we offer to assist you in fighting gum disease:
Root Planning and Scaling
Scaling and root planning is a comprehensive cleaning process. Plaque and tartar are removed from below the gum line during scaling. The tooth root surface is smoothed, allowing the gums to reconnect to the tooth.
Root Surface Debridement
This process is similar to scaling and root planning but with a specific electronic instrument. Ultrasonic vibrations are used to remove stubborn plaque and tartar from the teeth.
Our Speciality Services
Dental implants can replace a tooth by placing a titanium screw in the jawbone and attaching a porcelain tooth.
Invisalign is a great procedure that uses transparent aligner trays to straighten teeth. You won't have to conceal your smile due to unattractive wires anymore.
Cosmetic dentistry resolves concerns such as discoloured, chipped and gapped teeth that can make you feel self-conscious.