At Kitchener Periodontal Dental Centre, we offer comprehensive dental care. We ensure that every patient’s needs, and concerns are met with the best oral health care possible. We strongly believe in providing a wide array of options and treatments for our patients. For more information about our services and how we can help, feel free to contact our office today to book your dental appointment.
Your temperormandibular joint (TMJ) connects your lower jawbone to your skull’s temporal bone, and allows you move your jaw fluidly as you yawn, chew and speak. When this joint becomes adversely affected or injured, a patient may suffer from facial pain and tenderness in his or her shoulders, neck and cheeks. Biting problems and constant headaches are also other symptoms. The discomfort and pain that arise from TMJ disorders can persist for many years. While TMJ disorders share symptoms with other problems such as toothache or gum disease, dentists can effectively diagnose TMJ problems through thorough examination of the mouth, jaw joints, bite and muscle function. Treatments for TMJ disorder depends on the severity of the problem. Basic treatments such as applying cold or heat packs to alleviate the pain, as well as painkillers. Permanent solutions come in the form of laser therapy, the wearing of night guards and corrective bite appliances, and braces, dental bridges or crowns. For extreme cases, radiowave therapy and surgery may be used
Gum diseases that affect the periodontal structures of your teeth — that is, the gum tissue and bone that support your teeth — are a common problem for many Canadians worldwide.
Poor oral hygiene causes harmful bacteria and dental plaque to form between your teeth and gums and your gum tissues become inflamed and the underlying bone degenerates as a result. Preserving your gums and bones is especially important in the face of gum disease because they hold your teeth up, and prevent tooth loss from occurring.
Dentists can treat gum disease regardless of their seriousness and severity. Non-invasive, non-surgical treatments such as scaling, root planing, and root surface debridement are among the many methods of removing dental plaque from your teeth, as well as preventing gingivitis from recurring, and stimulating the healing of gum tissue.
If you suspect that you might have developing gingivitis, or if you’ve been diagnosed with gum disease, don’t hesitate to look for professional dental care and treatment.
Oral hygiene helps prevent cavities, gum disease, enamel wear, and more. Through routine dental checkups and cleaning, we will strive to help you improve and maintain good oral health and we will recommend a treatment plan that best suits your needs.
Oral cancer screening is an important part of your routine dental exam. Your dentist will conduct an oral cancer screening exam. He or she will look/feel for any lumps or irregular tissue changes in your neck, head, face, and oral cavity. This screening is essential as oral cancer is one of the most common cancers worldwide. In some instances, biopsies are also prescribed.
Dental implant surgery is a procedure that replaces tooth roots with metal, screw like posts and replaces damaged or missing teeth with artificial teeth that look and function like real ones.
Dental implants are a versatile choice for patients with missing teeth. Just like normal teeth, dental implants require the same amount of dental care, such as flossing and brushing – you’ll feel as if you’ve never lost your teeth in the first place.
If you need more information about dental implants, contact us today.
Recession is the exposure of the root surface. Not all recession needs to be treated. If you have lost the thick protective gum tissue, grafting may be required to prevent further loss of gum and bone.