Diagnosing periodontal disease involves a thorough assessment of the gums, teeth, and supporting structures. Dr. David Poelman and Dr. Jonathan Bergloff will conduct a comprehensive examination that includes several key components. These may include visually inspecting the gums for signs of inflammation, measuring periodontal pocket depths using a probe, and taking X-rays to evaluate bone loss.

Early diagnosis of periodontal disease is crucial because it allows for timely intervention and treatment. Periodontal disease, if left undiagnosed and untreated, can progress and lead to irreversible damage to the gums and supporting structures of the teeth. This can result in tooth loss and even impact overall health, as research has linked periodontal disease to various systemic conditions such as cardiovascular disease and diabetes.

A dental deep cleaning, also known as scaling and root planing, is a procedure that goes beyond a routine cleaning and is typically recommended for patients who have gum disease or are at risk of developing it. During the procedure, our dental professionals at Provinces Dental will use specialized tools to remove plaque and tartar buildup from below the gum line, as well as smooth out rough spots on the teeth roots to prevent bacteria from accumulating.

This treatment is typically recommended for patients who have gum disease, which is caused by the buildup of bacteria and plaque on the teeth and gums. Symptoms of gum disease include bleeding or swollen gums, bad breath, receding gums, and loose teeth. If left untreated, gum disease can lead to tooth loss and other serious health problems.

The benefits of a dental deep cleaning are numerous.

  • It can help prevent gum disease from progressing and improve overall oral health.
  • Additionally, it can help reduce the risk of other health problems associated with gum disease, such as heart disease, stroke, and diabetes.
  • Patients who undergo a deep cleaning may also notice fresher breath, whiter teeth, and a healthier, more vibrant smile.