Periodontal Care

Treatment for gum disease

The gums serve to hold the teeth in place securely, especially when chewing. Gums affected by gingivitis (gum inflammation) and periodontitis (gum disease) can compromise your overall health, make you feel less attractive, and feel painful. Periodontitis is the primary cause of permanent tooth loss among adults. The major cause of this disease is the accumulation of bacteria-filled tartar. If the tartar is not removed by a dental hygienist, the microorganisms cause damage, leading to disease. Research shows that good dental and mouth health helps to fight against various serious conditions ranging from cerebral embolism, respiratory infection and cardiac problems to osteoporosis, diabetes and giving birth prematurely.

AlloDerm® graft

This is a type of graft used to protect dental roots that doesn’t come from palate tissue. Instead, the graft is made of a collagenous membrane produced from donated human cells that are treated in a way to render them sterile and inert. The advantage of this type of gum graft (compared to a free gingival graft that involves removing graft tissue from the roof of the patient’s mouth), is that the dental surgeon doesn’t need to cut the palate, thus reducing patient discomfort and recovery time. An AlloDerm® graft can strengthen the gum as it protects the root, all the while enhancing the patient’s appearance.

An AlloDerm® graft in cases of receding gumlines

If you suffer from a receding gumline, you can ask for an AlloDerm® graft. Find out what is involved in this procedure by watching the explanatory video below.

Halitosis (bad breath)

A condition that causes a person’s breath to smell bad, halitosis can be both awkward and embarrassing. Find out more about it in the video below.