Gums, Bone and Connective Tissues Treatment
Periodontics is the area of dentistry that’s focused on all the supporting structures around the tooth. This includes the gums, bone and connective tissues along with all the illnesses and diseases associated with this area of your mouth. At AXIS Dental Group, we have Periodontists on staff that specialize in this.
Three out of four people have warning signs of Periodontal Disease. That’s why it’s imperative you have your Periodontal health monitored on a regular basis. The information provided below will help you become more familiar with periodontal disease.
As with any of your oral health needs, feel free to contact us anytime if you have any questions or concerns or wish to speak with one of our dental professionals.
Stages of Periodontal Disease
- Gums have a healthy pink colour
- Gum line hugs your teeth tightly
- No bleeding of gums
- Gums bleed easily when you brush or when probed gently during examination
- Gums are inflamed and sensitive to touch
- Possible bad breath and bad tastes
- Gums between your teeth may look bluish-red in colour
- Gums may begin to pull away from your teeth
- Bleeding, puffiness and inflammation of the gums is more pronounced
- Bad breath and bad tastes are noticeable
- Slight loss of bone horizontally as detected in an x-ray
- Pockets of 3-4mm between the teeth and gums in one or more areas of the mouth
- Gum boils or abscesses may develop
- Teeth look longer as gums begin to recede
- Heightened bad breath, bad tastes
- Both horizontal and angular bone loss is noticeable from an x-ray
- Pockets between the teeth and gums range from 4-6mm deep
- Teeth may become mobile or loose
- Bad breath and bad tastes are constant occurrences
- Roots may be exposed and could be sensitive to hot or cold
- Severe horizontal and angular bone loss is spotted on an x-ray
- Pockets between the teeth and gums are now in excess of 6mm deep
We encourage you to contact our office if you think you may be encountering any of these conditions. We would be happy to set up an appointment to review your condition and discuss any treatment options available to you.