Periodontics

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PERIODONTICS IN OTTAWA

Periodontics is the care of the supporting tissue in your mouth such as the gums, cheek tissue and tongue. Having healthy teeth is only one part of equation when it comes to oral hygiene, maintaining the soft tissues can be equally, or even more important.

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OUR OTTAWA PERIODONTICS EXPERTS

We are very happy to offer periodontics at Preston Dental Centre. Dr Charles Alleyn graduated from dental school in 1983 and has been working as a specialist in periodontics since 1990.

Periodontics is the diagnosis and treatment of the pathologies of the tissues around your teeth. Dr. Alleyn and his team will work to remove the plaque and calculus under the gum line in an effort to restore good periodontal health. If necessary, Dr. Alleyn will perform surgery to prevent any further bone loss. Dr. Alleyn also works in conjunction with the family dentists at Preston Dental Centre to offer dental implants.

WHAT OUR PATIENTS SAY

BECOMING COMFORTABLE WITH PERIODONTICS

Beyond dental implants, PDC covers a full range of services for periodontics. We bring years of education and experience to give patients a comfortable, experience.

Maintaining the soft tissue in your mouth is important. While we treat conditions already existing, our biggest goal with patients is to set forth a proactive plan to ensure your ongoing oral health. That’s why our periodontics specialists work with the rest of the Preston Dental team, bringing a holistic approach to patient care.

PDC’s modern, state-of-the-art facility was designed with your comfort in mind. Our experienced staff focuses on patient need and education. Speak with one of our associates today about how PDC can serve your periodontic needs.

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Periodontics FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions

What exactly is a periodontist and what do they do?

A periodontist is a dentist who is specialized in oral health, gums, periodontal disease and the placement of dental implants. Gum health is extremely important to the overall health of your teeth and can be crucial to preventing potential oral health related diseases such as heart disease, diabetes and tooth loss.

Why is gum health so important?

Gum health is critical to your overall oral health because, simply put, gums are the foundation for your teeth. Weak gums cannot properly support teeth or the structure of your mouth. Gums also act as a barrier to bacteria. There are also several diseases linked to poor oral health and periodontal disease. The good news is that practicing good oral hygiene including regular brushing, flossing and check-ups can often help to your gums strong and healthy.

What is periodontal disease?

Periodontal disease or gum disease is a disease that affects the gums due to a buildup of plaque from improper oral hygiene. When the plaque is not removed it hardens turning into tartar and continuing to build up until the gums swell and become irritated. This leads to gingivitis, the first step to periodontal disease.

What are some symptoms of periodontal disease?

Symptoms of periodontal disease include:

  • Swollen gums
  • Sore feeling gums
  • Blood from flossing or brushing
  • Spaces occurring between the teeth
  • Loose or shifting teeth
  • Receding gumlines
  • Tooth sensitivity to hot or cold substances
  • Bad breath

If you notice any of these signs contact our team of dental experts today at Preston Dental at (613) 729-3388.

Is periodontal treatment covered under my insurance?

This will depend on your individual insurance policy. Many insurance plans cover partial or full periodontal treatment. Make sure to bring all insurance information to your first appointment. If you are unsure whether or not your insurance covers periodontal care contact our team today and we can help.