Periodontal Therapy Mississauga
Periodontal or gum disease is an infection of the tissues that surround and support your teeth, including inflammation and infection of gums, ligaments, and bone. It is a leading cause of tooth loss in Canadian adults, and studies indicate that at least 75% of North Americans over age 35 have some form of periodontal disease. Gingivitis (gums disease) and periodontitis (gums and bone disease) are the two main forms of periodontal disease.
Good oral hygiene and regular dental examinations are essential in prevention and early detection of gum disease – which sometimes develops without any warning signs, and can actually remain undetected until it becomes severe. For example, in a recent study, 8 out of 10 people surveyed believed they did not have periodontal disease, but 7 out of 10 exhibited one or more symptoms.
Symptoms of gum disease
- Bad breath
- Gum recession
- Gums that are swollen or bleed easily
- Sensitivity of teeth and gums
Addressing these conditions as early as possible is the best way to retain your natural teeth. A professional deep dental cleaning (scaling and root planing) targets bacteria and debris that irritate the gum tissue. In some cases your dentist may also need to implement procedures such as bone grafting or locally placed antibiotics.
To ensure that your oral health remains optimal, schedule regular check-ups and periodontal disease screenings at Smile Horizons Dental Arts in Mississauga.
At Smile Horizons Dental Arts we often treat patients with periodontal disease. Please call us at (905) 607-8778 and book your check-up and screening appointment.
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Our Distinguished Dentist in Mississauga
A smile is a curve that sets everything straight!
Dr. Hytham Elwi
MSc Fixed and Removable Prosthodontics, DDS
Dr. Hytham Elwi is a highly qualified dentist with a specialization in Prosthodontic Dentistry. He obtained his DDS degree in 1993 and later completed an MSc in Fixed and Removable Prosthodontics. With over 12 years of experience in general dentistry, Dr. Elwi developed a special interest in implant dentistry and cosmetic dentistry.
Dr. Elwi's expertise lies in full mouth rehabilitation cases, and he has a confident approach in handling them. He is a registered member of prestigious organizations such as the Royal College of Dental Surgeons of Ontario (RCDSO), Ontario Dental Association (ODA), Academy of General Dentistry (AGD), Former member of American Association of Implant Dentistry (AAID), Jordanian Implant Dentistry Commission (JIDC). Additionally, he has been an active member of various overseas study groups and associations.
Having moved to Canada in 2015, Dr. Elwi has worked in multiple dental clinics in Ontario, utilizing his extensive knowledge and experience to provide exceptional dental services. He is not only dedicated to his profession but also a proud father of four boys who share his passion for sports and music.