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Periodontal Care

Periodontal Care

As our bodies age, maintaining healthy dental habits becomes even more important. We run the risk of developing periodontal diseases that could lead to the loss of teeth, and is closely associated with other health problems. With the proper care, Dr. Picot will help keep you smiling for years to come.

What is a Periodontal Infection?

When bacteria has taken hold in the gums, you run the risk of spreading dangerous microbes to the roots of the teeth, which can lead to severe infection, tooth loss, and a host of other issues. These infections tend to occur as we age because the body’s natural defence systems tend to be less effective over time. The best way to prevent periodontal infections is to maintain regular, healthy brushing and flossing habits, and to visit Dr. Picot twice each year as recommended.

Staying clear of high-sugar foods and tobacco products can help decrease the risk of bacteria growing in and around your gums, but even the most diligent may find themselves in need of periodontal care one day. If that day comes, here’s what you need to know about the treatment options offered at SouthEnd Dentistry.

Treatments

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Deep Cleanings

Before any drastic measures are taken, our first goal with a potential periodontal infection is to assess what we are dealing with and clean out any problem areas. Dr. Picot’s extensively trained hygienists will conduct a thorough cleaning of infected areas. This cleaning is usually conducted with scalers that are able to clean beneath the gum tissue. During this time, infected gum tissue may be removed to prevent the spread of the bacteria to healthy tissues.

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Periodontal Plastic Surgery

If periodontal treatments leave your gums looking a little smaller, we offer cosmetic services to make your gums more aesthetically pleasing. Dr. Picot is especially skilled at bringing a natural quality to his cosmetic dentistry, and will have you smiling again in no time.

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Why Is It Important?

Every time you visit us, we learn a little bit more about your smile, and give you the latest recommendations for maintaining your oral health. If we spot any issues such as irregular tooth alignment or buildup associated with cavity formation, we’ll do our best to recommend the most effective preemptive measures. The most severe and painful circumstances are often easily resolved when caught early enough, so make sure you make the time to fit Dr. Picot into your schedule.

Ready To Schedule An Appointment?

You’ve come to the right place. At SouthEnd Dentistry, we make sure each and every patient who walks in our doors is diagnosed accurately, treated quickly and actually enjoys their visit.