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Periodontal Care | Forest Lane Dental Clinic | Family & General Dentists | SE Calgary

Your SE Calgary Choice for Periodontal Care!

Periodontal Care | Forest Lane Dental Clinic | Family & General Dentists | SE Calgary

Periodontal care focuses on caring for the gums and surrounding oral tissues, which is very important for your overall oral health and wellness. Forest Lane Dental is pleased to offer a variety of periodontal care services to help meet all of your oral health needs. Gum disease and halitosis (bad breath) are two of the most common periodontal issues we see at Forest Lane Dental. Our expert dental team is here to help you deal with all your periodontal issues, and achieve better periodontal health.

Gum Disease

Gum Disease | Forest Lane Dental Clinic | Family & General Dentists | SE Calgary

Gum disease is a serious gum infection that damages the soft tissue surrounding the teeth. It is typically caused by the build-up of bacteria in oral tissues that lead to the formation of plaque that then hardens into tartar. Tartar is a hardened substance that cannot be fixed at home by brushing or flossing and requires a professional dental cleaning to remove it. Left untreated, gum disease can worsen and result in potential tooth loss and increased risks to your overall health. Gingivitis is a common and mild form of gum disease that causes inflamed gums, leading to bleeding while brushing or flossing. If not treated early on, gingivitis can worsen to a more serious form of gum disease called periodontitis. Periodontitis can cause the inner layer of the gum and bone to pull away from the teeth and form pockets, which results in tooth loss. The effects of gum disease on your overall health can be serious and have been linked to life-threatening issues like stroke, heart disease and even dementia. If you are suffering from gum disease, Forest Lane Dental is here to help. Our professional dental team will work with you to create a personalized treatment plan specific to your needs. We will work with you to reduce the infection and slow the progress of the disease through treatment options such as deep cleaning and laser dentistry. Deep cleaning, also known as “deep scaling and root planing,” removes the plaque and tartar that has settled deep within the gums. The tooth roots are also smoothed to allow the gums to easily attach themselves to the teeth. Laser dentistry is typically used to provide a strong seal between the gums and teeth and helps to minimize bleeding and discomfort, shortening the recovery period.

Gum Disease | Forest Lane Dental Clinic | Family & General Dentists | SE Calgary
Bad Breath | Forest Lane Dental Clinic | Family & General Dentists | SE Calgary

Bad Breath

Bad Breath | Forest Lane Dental Clinic | Family & General Dentists | SE Calgary

Halitosis, or chronic bad breath, is a condition where bad breath persists for an extended period of time even after brushing and flossing. It can be caused by improper oral hygiene, eating certain foods, using tobacco products, periodontal disease, odour-causing bacteria on the tongue and dry mouth. To treat halitosis, it is important to start by observing proper oral hygiene at home; brushing teeth at least twice a day, cleaning or scraping your tongue, flossing, and rinsing with mouthwash. You can also try avoiding foods that are known to cause bad breath and remember to stay hydrated at all times. If you use tobacco products and are concerned about halitosis, please speak with your physician about ways to reduce or eliminate your tobacco intake. If these lifestyle changes prove to be ineffective, it is important to consult your dentist, as halitosis can also be an indicator of underlying dental problems such as gum disease or tooth decay. If you are concerned about halitosis, contact the Forest Lane Dental team to book a dental exam today.

If you have any questions about periodontal care, or you think you may require periodontal services, please do not hesitate to contact the dedicated Forest Lane Dental team (403) 248-2280 and we will be happy to help!

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