Frequently Asked Periodontal Questions

Do you have questions for a periodontist? Below are some of our Frequently Asked Questions!

Implants can be used to replace a single missing tooth, multiple missing teeth, support a denture or restore an entire mouth.

This is a strong sign of possible Periodontal Disease. If you have continual bad breath or a bad taste in your mouth, you may have active Periodontal Disease.

Bleeding gums can be caused by many conditions, but the most common reason is Periodontitis which is the active form of Gum Disease.

If you have one or more missing teeth, Alberta Periodontists recommend Dental Implants in order to restore your smile.

Gum recession is caused when gum tissue pulls away from your teeth and exposes the roots underneath. There are many reasons for receding gums, the most common of which is Active Periodontal Disease!

Most times Swollen gums are caused by the bacteria in your mouth forming plaque on your teeth. This bacterium causes your gums to become inflamed and can result in red, swollen, or bleeding gums which are all symptoms of gingivitis.

It is now widely acknowledged that Periodontitis is a marker for systemic diseases including Cardiovascular Disease, Gastrointestinal problems, Diabetes and Insulin Resistance, Alzheimer’s, Respiratory Tract Infections, and adverse Pregnancy Outcomes. The presence of periodontal pathogens and their metabolic byproducts in the mouth may cause an immune response in the body.

Still, Have Questions About Periodontal Care?