Gum Disease & Bad Breath

Gum Disease & Bad Breath

Periodontal Treatment (Gum Care)

Though millions of individuals are affected by periodontal (gum) disease, many people are unaware of the significant health risks the condition can cause when not properly treated. Gum irritation may be just the beginning. As gum disease worsens, your risk of more serious conditions such as pneumonia, high blood pressure, stroke, and heart disease also increases. With the comprehensive range of gum disease treatments offered by our Calgary dentists, you can improve the wellness and appearance of your gums while minimizing the potential for related health conditions to develop.

Halitosis (Bad Breath Care)

Halitosis is an oral health problem where the main symptom is bad-smelling breath. In most cases, finding the cause of the bad breath is the first step toward treating this preventable condition.

What are the symptoms of halitosis?

The main symptom of halitosis is a bad odor from the mouth that is considered beyond a socially acceptable level. The odor can be worse in the morning or after smoking, drinking coffee, or eating certain foods such as garlic.

How is halitosis diagnosed?

Our Calgary dentists often diagnose halitosis. The diagnosis is based on the person’s history and mouth odor during the dental exam. The entire mouth is checked to see if a cause can be found, such as an infection. If our Calgary dentist can’t find the cause, he or she will refer you to an appropriate specialist.

Scaling & Root Planing

Scaling and root planing is a cleaning procedure done by your local Airdrie periodontist to clean out the bacteria and remove plaque buildup so you can prevent certain gum diseases. Aside from that, this procedure prevents jawbone deterioration and heals infected gum tissues. If symptoms of periodontal diseases, such as bad breath, swollen or bleeding gums, sensitive teeth, or painful chewing, arise, you should see a periodontist right away. Our qualified team at Sierra Springs Dental might recommend scaling and root planing to help you avoid this oral issue and maintain good oral health. We will carefully perform the treatment to ensure patient comfort, safety, and convenience.