Periodontal disease (or gum disease) is primarily caused by bacterial plaque, although several other factors like genetics, smoking, tobacco consumption and medical conditions like diabetes and AIDS can also cause periodontal disease. The initial symptoms of this disease are bleeding gums and bad breath. It is usually a painless disease and may go unnoticed until it is too late.
The doctors at Venier Dental Group perform periodontal therapy on patients diagnosed with early periodontal disease. Scaling and root planing procedures are used to remove deep tartar. Periodic maintenance appointments are scheduled until optimum results are achieved. We also educate our patients about home health care to achieve these optimum results.