201 - 8706 Franklin Ave
Fort McMurray, Alberta
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Periodontal Treatment
in Fort Mcmurray

Periodontal Treatment

Fort McMurray Family Dentists

Periodontal disease creeps up on you without your knowledge because it is void of pain. This disease progressively attacks your gums as well as the supporting bone of your teeth. Plaque toxins attack your soft gum tissue resulting in irritation and inflammation between your gums and teeth. If periodontal disease is left untreated it can break down your jawbone creating unstable, loose teeth or entire tooth loss.

Franklin Dental will always provide you the best ways to keep your oral hygiene in top shape so come down today for that treatment you need.

Types of

Periodontal Disease


The mildest form of this disease, gingivitis is the bacterial infection of tissues within your mouth. It is important to get treated for gingivitis before more severe damage occurs.

Chronic Periodontitis

Chronic periodontitis or chronic periodontal disease, is a disease of the oral cavity. More severe than gingivitis and the most common type of periodontal disease; this form causes your gums to recede.

Aggressive Periodontal Disease

Essentially the same as chronic periodontal disease but this occurs much faster. If you smoke or have a family history of this particular disease then your risk level of this occurring is heightened.

Periodontal Disease Relating To Systemic Conditions

If you have a disease or condition that affects the rest of your body and periodontal disease is one of these symptoms, then the disease is accelerated at its quickest rate. Common occurrences that cause periodontal disease are diabetes, respiratory disease and heart disease.

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Signs Of
Periodontal Disease

● Bleeding gums
● Bad breath
● Loose or shifted teeth
● Sensitive, red or swollen gums

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1(780) 790-0088

Causes Of
Periodontal Disease

● Organic changes such as pregnancy or puberty
● Medical conditions like diabetes
● Low or disregarded dental hygiene
● Negative functional habits such as grinding teeth
● Saliva flow inhibitors like dry mouth syndrome, also known as xerostomia
Curettage is the removal of soft tissue lining around your tooth. It is used as a treatment option along with root planing, the smoothing and removal of micro-amounts of root surface. 

This treatment leaves a clean, un-infected area to be present for healing the lining of soft tissue. Other treatment options for periodontal disease are available.
We floss and brush your teeth as well as make mouthwash part of your visit. By following this routine at home you are preventing periodontal disease by controlling plaque.

Periodontal Disease Treatments

● Deep scaling
● Professional cleaning
● Medicated mouthwash
● Antibiotics to treat bacteria housed in pocketed gum areas
Advanced Treatments for Chronic and Aggressive Periodontal Disease and Periodontal Disease Relating to Systemic Conditions include tissue regeneration, pocket elimination surgery and laser therapy. In tissue regeneration, a membrane is inserted to help the bone regenerate. Pocket elimination surgery is re-shaping through bone surgery, eliminating craters and preventing future bacteria growth. Laser therapy reduces your oral pocket size.

After Your
Periodontal Treatment

After your treatment, we recommend you take Ibuprofen before the anesthetic, we may have used, completely wears off. This will help to lessen the swelling and pain. Your teeth may become more sensitive after a procedure like this so by using a sensitivity toothpaste or fluoride rinse some of this sensitivity will be alleviated. Remember to eat nutritious soft foods for at least 2 days after your treatment.

Franklin Dental will always provide you ways to keep your oral hygiene in top shape so come down today for that treatment you need.

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Franklin Dental Centre 

1(780) 790-0088
Open on Saturday and during the week nights, we can book you in for a dental appointment when most offices will be closed. Our friendly staff will provide you with a personalized dental experience, taking care of your tooth and gum needs. Our certified professionals will accommodate sedation requirements during your procedure to help get rid of those nerves. 

At Franklin Dental, there is no need to worry once your appointment is complete because we follow the Alberta Dental Fee Guide so your dental experience can be an affordable venture.
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Fort McMurray Family Dentists 

Currently, we are taking on new patients and want you to be the next one. Call us to book your appointment with one of our dental personnel. When visiting Franklin Dental for the first time, you can expect a comprehensive oral exam and x-rays. 

We will walk through our assessment of your teeth and gums, then discuss future treatments that are individually suited to you. You will leave Franklin Dental with a confident, proud smile.
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