Periodontics in Vancouver, Kitsilano and Point Grey

Periodontics in Kitsilano and Point Grey Vancouver

Periodontics is the branch of dentistry concerned with the structures surrounding and supporting the teeth. A periodontist specializes in the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of periodontal disease, and in the placement of dental implants. They are also experts in the treatment of oral inflammation. These professionals go through state of the art training and years of education to become well-qualified and certified specialists. We are proud to say that our board-certified specialists provide a full scope of periodontal procedures which extend from full mouth reconstruction to advanced regenerative therapies.

Here are some common procedures performed by an periodontist:

Periodontists do both surgical and non-surgical procedures depending on each individual case. We pride our office on the fact that we offer many treatment recommendations trying to limit surgery as much as possible.

When Should Someone See A Periodontist?

If you experience signs of the following, it may be time for a visit:

  • Bleeding when brushing
  • Inflammation of gums
  • Bad breath/taste
  • loose teeth/shifting teeth:
    • Gum recession
    • Gummy Smile
    • Periodontitis

The results in the photographs are examples only and do not imply any certainty of the result of a procedure, and all outcomes are subject to the circumstances of the individual patient.

What To Expect In The First Visit?

A periodontist's first visit with a patient is an important step in assessing and treating gum disease. During this visit, the periodontist will review the patient's complete medical and dental history, as it is crucial to understand any underlying conditions that may affect the patient's oral health. They will then examine the patient's gums for signs of recession, assess the bite formation and all the teeth, and take x-rays or other diagnostic images to get a better understanding of the patient's bone and tooth structure. The periodontist will measure the depth of the pockets between the gums and teeth, which can indicate the presence of gum disease

Treatment Options and Education for Gum Disease

Patients will be thoroughly educated on the treatment options available, so they fully understand and are comfortable with the plan. The periodontist may recommend scaling and root planing, antibiotics, or even surgery in more advanced cases. The patient will also be given instructions on how to maintain good oral hygiene at home and prevent further progression of the gum disease. Follow-up appointments are also scheduled to monitor the patient's progress and adjust the treatment plan as necessary.

The Goal of the First Visit with a Periodontist

The main goal of the first visit with a periodontist is to thoroughly diagnose the patient's condition and develop a plan to maintain or improve their oral health. By understanding the patient's history and current condition, the periodontist can provide the most effective treatment to help patients achieve and maintain a healthy and beautiful smile.

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