At Kitchener Periodontal Dental Centre, we offer comprehensive dental care. From periodontics to quality oral hygiene/cleaning we ensure that every patient’s needs, problems 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 book an in-office appointment, Contact us today.
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.
Preventive dentistry is the practice of caring for your teeth to keep them healthy. This 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.
Like any part of your body, your teeth are susceptible to diseases and risk factors that threaten your dental health. The best safeguards against the threats of tooth decay, gingivitis, or periodontal diseases are simple preventative measures such as brushing and flossing your teeth every day, and making regular appointments to visit the dentist.
It is a well-known fact that cleaning your teeth preserves them, and keeps the worst of tooth decay, plaque and gingivitis at bay. We offer oral hygiene and cleaning services for patients that will further enhance the maintenance of your teeth. A hygienist will scale, clean and polish your teeth to remove plaque and apply fluoride, which will make your teeth more resistant to tooth decay. Fluoride treatments can also be used to reverse the beginning decay as well. We also educate our patients on proper brushing and flossing techniques, as well as other behaviors that will promote and maintain good oral health.
Oral cancer is one of the most common cancers in the world, and perhaps among the most deadly because they are often difficult to detect until it is too late. Because the symptoms of oral cancer in the early stages are similar to symptoms of other minor and less threatening conditions, patients often don’t realize the threat until it reaches its later stages. Oral cancer involves the abnormal and rapid growth of cells in various areas of the mouth such as the lips, gums, cheeks, and throat.
During regular appointments, your dentist will also perform x-rays and screenings to see if there are any risk factors that may potentially threaten your dental health. At Kitchener Periodontal Dental Centre, we perform routine visual and in-depth screenings for oral cancer and other diseases. Prior, or after, a cleaning session, we make a thorough assessment of your health and medical history, as well as take x-rays that can reveal any hidden, developing abnormalities.
Visual or in-depth screenings are routine and essential. In the former, we perform a visual inspection of the mouth for signs of oral cancer such as red and white patches, sores, lumps, or lesions. In in-depth screenings, dentists will use additional tools to help identify oral cancer such as x-rays and cancer biopsies.
Routine cleaning and dental checkups are vital preventative measures against the worst of oral diseases. Not only do regular checkups allow dentists to help you maintain your dental health, but they can also identify debilitating diseases such as oral cancer in its early stages. Don’t hesitate to schedule regular dental appointments.
Millions of Canadians suffer from tooth loss caused by gingivitis, tooth decay, excessive tobacco use, periodontal diseases or dental injury. The good news is, contemporary advances in dentistry have allowed dentists to treat tooth loss in several ways, the most ideal of which is dental implants.
A dental implant is an artificial tooth root that is surgically anchored into your jaw to hold a replacement tooth or bridge in place. The benefit of using implants is that they do not rely on neighboring teeth for support and they are permanent and stable. Since the implants are integrated into the structure of your bone they also help prevent bone loss and gum recession which may happen as a result of bridges or dentures.
Millions of Canadians suffer from tooth loss caused by gingivitis, tooth decay, excessive tobacco use, periodontal diseases, or dental injury. The good news is, contemporary advances in dentistry have allowed dentists to treat tooth loss in several ways, the most ideal of which is dental implants.
Dental implants are an optimal, versatile and permanent solution for patients affected by significant tooth loss. Dental implants are artificial tooth roots that your dentist installs into your jawbone beneath the gums, and are then used to secure and support dental bridges, dentures and individual replacement teeth. Because they are small, durable and lightweight, dental implants are comfortable, painless and do not disrupt your daily life.
Patients who have a good amount of intact bone beneath their teeth, as well as gums free of periodontal disease are ideal candidates for dental implants. The process of having dental implants installed involves as few as two or three visits to the dentist. Prior to receiving the dental implant, the needs of each individual patient are carefully assessed in order for the dentist to provide dental implant treatment options. The implant is then carefully installed into the bone socket left behind by a missing tooth. During the healing process (which will take several weeks) the implant will bond into the jawbone.
In the meantime, your dentist will create artificial teeth based on impressions taken of your gums and bite. The impression allows your dentist to create teeth that will fit seamlessly and comfortably with the rest of your natural teeth. After your implants are installed, the artificial teeth will be placed over the implants and you will be free to enjoy your favourite foods, speak with eloquence and smile with confidence.
Dental implants are a versatile choice for patients with missing teeth. Because they are made from titanium alloys, they are durable and require less follow-up visits to the dentist compared to dentures and dental bridges. They are ideal because they allow a patient to enjoy their new and functional teeth without hassle and worry that they might become loose. And just like normal teeth, they 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.
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.