At Trillium Dental, we offer a range of periodontal treatments to treat patients with gingivitis and moderate to severe gum disease. These treatments include gum lasering, root planing, gingival grafts, gingivectomies, and crown lengthening procedures. Gum disease is a serious, life-threatening condition that affects millions of people worldwide, and our dentists are here to share tips to help you take good care of your teeth and gums. In our periodontics blog, you’ll get a guide to periodontal treatments, as well as information about the causes, symptoms, and risks of gum disease. Learn more here, or contact us today to book an appointment at one of our Ottawa dental clinics!

  1. Can Gum Disease Be Reversed?

    Periodontitis, or periodontal disease, develops when the bacteria on your teeth and gums is not removed with regular brushing, flossing, and professional teeth cleanings by your family dentist. The first signs of early-stage gum disease (or gingivitis) are swollen, tender gums that bleed easily, pai…Read More

  2. The Right Way To Floss

    Lots of people think that flossing once per day is enough to prevent gingivitis and periodontal disease. However, how you floss matters just as much as how often you floss. At Trillium Dental, our dentists and dental hygienists want to make sure that our patients are prioritizing their gum health, a…Read More

  3. How To Keep Your Gums Healthy

    Gum disease can crop up at any time, bringing painful symptoms with it. As with many other health conditions, prevention is key when it comes to gingivitis and periodontal disease. At Trillium Dental, we encourage patients to maintain good oral hygiene habits and make regular trips to their family d…Read More

  4. Got Gingivitis? Here’s What To Do

    Gingivitis is the earliest stage of gum disease, which can progress into periodontitis (periodontal disease) if it goes untreated by your family dentist. However, it’s not all bad news if you start to notice the signs and symptoms of gingivitis — in fact, many patients are able to reverse gingiv…Read More

  5. Causes, Symptoms & Risks Of Gum Disease: Part 2

    In part one of this blog series, we discussed some of the main causes of gum disease (also referred to as periodontitis or periodontal disease), including poor oral hygiene, a sugar-filled diet, alcohol consumption, and smoking cigarettes. At Trillium Dental in Ottawa, we regularly treat patients wh…Read More

  6. Causes, Symptoms & Risks Of Gum Disease: Part 1

    Periodontal disease is a common dental health condition that affects billions of people around the world, and Ottawa is no exception. However, the good news is that gum disease is almost always preventable if you maintain proper oral hygiene habits and make regular trips to your local dental clinic …Read More

  7. Your Guide To Periodontal Treatments

    Not many people know what gingivitis or periodontal disease is, yet according to the Canadian Dental Association, nearly 70 percent of Canadians will develop some form of gum disease over the course of their lives. While this figure might come across as alarming at first, it makes sense when you con…Read More

  8. What Does A Periodontist Do? Part 2

    In part one of this blog series, we defined periodontal disease and some of the gum treatments our periodontists provide for patients with gingivitis, or early-stage gum disease. These include a preventative method called root planing, where we gently remove tartar from the gumline with a small meta…Read More

  9. What Does A Periodontist Do? Part 1

    Here at Trillium Dental in Ottawa, patients often ask our periodontists what they do and how their services can help those with periodontal disease. As it turns out, not many people know the main differences between periodontistry, orthodontics, and general dentistry, which are all very different an…Read More

  10. Screen for Oral Cancer as Part of Your Oral Hygiene Routine

    KANATA AND OTTAWA, ONTARIO – There are many different types of cancer, and the Canadian Cancer Society reports 29 percent of all Canadian deaths in 2009 were due to cancer. April is Oral Cancer Awareness Month, and in an effort to raise awareness about this disease our Ottawa family dentistry team…Read More