Implant Rescue

Are you experiencing any of these symptoms or problems with your implant?


Biting on the implant site feels uncomfortable.

Swelling or redness around the implant.

A discharge or pus coming from or near the implant site.

Discomfort around the implant site.

An unpleasant smell or taste in your mouth.

Gum recession around the implant.

A dark colour seen through the gums at the implant site.

Difficulty cleaning around the implant.

It is important to understand that infection and bone loss can occur around the implant even without any pain or discomfort. If you have any concerns, you should have your dental implant evaluated as soon as possible.

Dental implants, like natural teeth, are at risk of becoming infected from a whole range of bacteria that reside within the oral cavity.  These infections can cause a serious and potentially devastating form of gum disease known as Peri-Implantitis.  Peri-Implantitis is the loss of bone around the implant due to infection. This type of infection can progress slowly or quickly. Early intervention and therapy can often be successful, saving your implant. However, ignoring or being unaware of the early signs and symptoms of this disease, such as bleeding, swelling, or pain, can result in considerable consequences and expense, which can ultimately lead to the loss of your dental implant.

We have both the knowledge and skills to help return your dental implant to optimal function and health. Dr. Caudry has spent many years focusing on the treatment of gums issues that can afflict dental implants, and has lectured on the subject around the world.

Our mission is to achieve the most excellent function and aesthetic outcome of your dental implant. Regular maintenance appointments are essential to prevent future dental implant complications. Dr Caudry’s experience and technical excellence will ensure your dental implant complications can be addressed and expertly treated.


Frequently Asked Questions — Peri-implantitis

Peri-Implantitis is a bacterial infection affecting the gums and bone surrounding an implant. It is associated with the loss of supporting bone, bleeding and suppuration (pus). If left untreated, Peri-Implantitis could lead to the eventual loss of the implant.

Peri-Implantitis is caused by any condition that promotes bacterial infection around the implant. These include a patient’s medical condition, not adhering to ongoing maintenance, a lack of adequate oral hygiene, as well as the treatment protocol related to the implant and crown.

Any factors that increase bacteria growth will increase the risks of Peri-Implantitis.
Major risk factors include:

  1. Poor oral hygiene
  2. Smoking
  3. Untreated Periodontitis
  4. Poorly controlled diabetes
  5. Non-compliance with prescribed hygiene maintenance program

  • Patient symptoms may include: pain, mobility of the implant, and a bad taste. It is important to note that in most cases there may be no symptoms noticed.
  • Signs observed by your dentist or hygienist include: suppuration (pus), bleeding, progressive bone loss, and increasing probing depths.

Surgical treatment is used to reverse bone loss by either:

  • Disinfecting and re-preparing the surface of the implant

Disinfecting and re-preparing the surface of the implant with bone regeneration.

If left untreated, the infecting bacteria will multiply, leading to persistent bone degradation. This may cause pain, a bad taste, the eventual loss of the implant, and possibly the loss of adjacent teeth. The extent of bone loss may also compromise your options for another implant.

It is best to be in a practice that specializes in monitoring for early signs of Peri-Implantitis. As with most infections, it is best to identify and treat the problems as soon as possible.

One of the most successful methods for cleaning dental implants is the use of antibacterial irrigation as a part of your maintenance program. We offer this service for any implant, including those not placed in our practice by Dr. Caudry. In hand with proper oral hygiene and adhering to your regular maintenance program, these treatments are integral to preventing any destructive bacterial infection in your mouth. A healthy implant is as important to us as a healthy mouth.


Contact Us

Our front office team will assist with scheduling your appointments, and processing dental insurance claims. We will answer all your question and concerns before any treatment begins. We strive to ensure our patients receive the most conservative treatment plan that will lead to the best treatment outcome. You do not need a referral to have a consultation.

Global Speaking Engagements and the Caudry Education Centre


Over the past 20 years Dr. Caudry has travelled the world imparting her knowledge, research, and technical skills to other Dental professionals.

Today Dr. Caudry carries on the tradition of using her exceptionally high level of education and surgical skills to the benefit of her patients while sharing those skills and experiences with her colleagues so they too can provide her knowledge and techniques to their patients.

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Dental Implant Technologies

Computer Guided Surgery

Computer guided surgery is accessible, predictable and reliable for most patients.  It is the true integration of surgical, restorative and laboratory phases of dental implant therapy, allowing your entire dental team – including you – to review the virtual treatment plan prior to starting treatment.  Computer guided surgery is an advantage because it allows your periodontist and dentists to plan your surgery with the best treatment result in mind. Beginning in 2005, Dr. Caudry was one of the first surgeons in North America to be trained in this technology and has been involved with computer guided surgery ever since.  Just as the success of dental implant therapy has become more predictable, so has the accuracy and ease of use of computer guided surgery.  For this reason any concerns regarding risks, predictability, discomfort and safety are reduced.  Best of all, it also allows you to see the planned outcome before surgery starts.


Digital Impressions

At some point or another, we will all be required to have an impression done of our teeth.  Traditional impression materials are uncomfortable, messy, and expensive and require an additional visit to the dentist.  You are forced with a large, rubber like, unpleasant tasting material for 5 minutes or longer.  Many patients can experience great discomfort, even gagging.

Digital impressions are significantly faster, cleaner, more accurate, and overall more patient-friendly. We are pleased to offer digital impressions taken on behalf of your dentist at your post op appointment, which means fewer trips to your dentist.  Using this streamlined, completely digital technique also means your crown is created more accurately, which reduces the chances of further trips to your dentist to make adjustments.

Contact Us

Our front office team will assist with scheduling your appointments, and processing dental insurance claims. We will answer all your question and concerns before any treatment begins. We strive to ensure our patients receive the most conservative treatment plan that will lead to the best treatment outcome. You do not need a referral to have a consultation.

Global Speaking Engagements and the Caudry Education Centre


Over the past 20 years Dr. Caudry has travelled the world imparting her knowledge, research, and technical skills to other Dental professionals.

Today Dr. Caudry carries on the tradition of using her exceptionally high level of education and surgical skills to the benefit of her patients while sharing those skills and experiences with her colleagues so they too can provide her knowledge and techniques to their patients.

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Sinus Lift

About Sinus Lifts

Over time, the sinus expands taking over the bone space around tooth roots.  The loss of bone volume in this way is very common but if teeth are missing it can inhibit a patient’s options for implants. Fortunately, the bone space can be re-acquired with a sinus lift. A sinus lift involves moving the floor of the sinus upwards to where it should be and replacing this re-acquired space with biocompatible materials that induce new bone growth.

This technique sensitive procedure allows for the buildup of bone into the sinus spaces, recovering the volume of bone needed for placing implants. Expertise in this surgery is the backbone to a solid periodontal practice.

This treatment takes one hour. Due to the number of possible complications in this particularly technique sensitive procedure (refer to Suzanne’s paper), nearly all cases are best carried out under IV sedation (link to sedation page). It takes 6-11 months for grafting to heal before dental implants can be placed.


Contact Us

Our front office team will assist with scheduling your appointments, and processing dental insurance claims. We will answer all your question and concerns before any treatment begins. We strive to ensure our patients receive the most conservative treatment plan that will lead to the best treatment outcome. You do not need a referral to have a consultation.

Global Speaking Engagements and the Caudry Education Centre


Over the past 20 years Dr. Caudry has travelled the world imparting her knowledge, research, and technical skills to other Dental professionals.

Today Dr. Caudry carries on the tradition of using her exceptionally high level of education and surgical skills to the benefit of her patients while sharing those skills and experiences with her colleagues so they too can provide her knowledge and techniques to their patients.

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Bone Grafting

About Bone Grafting

Bone grafting is a treatment that recreates the natural volume and contours of the bone supporting our teeth. There are three major indications for the build-up of bone (bone grafting):

For aesthetics, to improve contours around teeth and/or maintain the shape of a young, healthy face.

To prevent excessive bone loss after an extraction (ridge preservation),

To replace lost bone (bone reconstruction).

Even with the best dental care, trauma, decay, failed root canals, and advanced periodontal disease can lead to tooth loss. The loss of bone and gum tissue following tooth removal often results in an inadequate foundation for oral reconstruction. This unsightly appearance can make you look older, but more importantly will limit your future options of tooth replacement.

Today, there are effective techniques that can prevent or greatly reduce the bone and soft tissue loss that normally occurs with tooth loss. Bone grafting is a simple procedure. It involves placing grafting material directly into the site following tooth removal. The Allograft – a safe, biocompatible material – aids the body in preserving existing bone and in making new bone.

Treatment takes approximately one hour.  It involves the removal of the tooth, careful debridement and the reconstruction of bone using Allografts (from donor bone material). Allografts are the most advanced biocompatible materials. Other materials are available and can be discussed during your treatment plan. The great advantage of including bone grafting with an extraction is that there is nearly no risk of dry socket or infection because the extraction socket is covered.

After the procedure, your body should begin the natural process of healing and forming new bone. Although new bone will begin to form within the first few weeks after grafting, several months will be required to form the bone density necessary for additional dental procedures such as the placement of dental implants.


Contact Us

Our front office team will assist with scheduling your appointments, and processing dental insurance claims. We will answer all your question and concerns before any treatment begins. We strive to ensure our patients receive the most conservative treatment plan that will lead to the best treatment outcome. You do not need a referral to have a consultation.

Global Speaking Engagements and the Caudry Education Centre


Over the past 20 years Dr. Caudry has travelled the world imparting her knowledge, research, and technical skills to other Dental professionals.

Today Dr. Caudry carries on the tradition of using her exceptionally high level of education and surgical skills to the benefit of her patients while sharing those skills and experiences with her colleagues so they too can provide her knowledge and techniques to their patients.

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Gum Grafting

About Gum Grafting

When gum recession occurs, teeth lose their attachment which is a natural defence against bacteria and trauma. Recession is always accompanied by root exposure, which leads to sensitivity and leaves them exposed and susceptible to root decay. Recession can be caused by grinding, past treatment with orthodontics (braces), malocclusion, and aggressive tooth brushing. Treatments and habits can be a greater risk for people who, based on their genetics, naturally have thin gums. When gum recession is a problem soft tissue grafting techniques may be a solution.

A gum graft is designed to solve problems such as thin gums or insufficient gum coverage (recession). A thin piece of tissue is used to provide a stable band of attached gingiva around the tooth. The gingival graft may be placed to cover the exposed portion of the root or to increase the thickness of existing gums. This procedure is highly predictable and results in a stable healthy band of attached tissue around the tooth.

The gingival graft can be obtained in two ways: either your own tissue (taken from the palate) or donated dermal tissue (Allograft).

The traditional treatment involves using the patient’s own tissue. This technique often gives the best surgical outcomes. However, an additional surgery site can cause considerable discomfort and a longer healing time for the patient. Allografts are an attractive and less invasive alternative. It involves using donated dermal tissue. Recent advancements in Allografts have improved surgical outcomes and so considerably decreased patient post-up pain. We always use the most advanced products available for the best possible surgical outcomes.

You will have your unique treatment plan and the choice of donor tissue to achieve the best possible result will be discussed.  We want to ensure the most comfortable treatment for you.

Gum grafting surgery takes approximately one hour for 1-3 teeth. The patient must be on a soft food diet for 6 weeks afterwards.  After this time the gums are functionally the same as pre-surgery. Full recovery takes about one year and tissues can continue to grow throughout the first year.


Contact Us

Our front office team will assist with scheduling your appointments, and processing dental insurance claims. We will answer all your question and concerns before any treatment begins. We strive to ensure our patients receive the most conservative treatment plan that will lead to the best treatment outcome. You do not need a referral to have a consultation.

Global Speaking Engagements and the Caudry Education Centre


Over the past 20 years Dr. Caudry has travelled the world imparting her knowledge, research, and technical skills to other Dental professionals.

Today Dr. Caudry carries on the tradition of using her exceptionally high level of education and surgical skills to the benefit of her patients while sharing those skills and experiences with her colleagues so they too can provide her knowledge and techniques to their patients.

Learn More


Dental Crown Lengthening

About Dental Crown Lengthening

Crown lengthening is a periodontal procedure that involves reshaping the bone and gums to create the correct proportions for an aesthetic smile. It may also be required when your tooth needs a crown or deep restorations below the gum tissue. Crown lengthening allows your dentist to access the area and keeps the restoration away from the bone for a predictable long-term crown or restoration.

Crown lengthening involves adjusting the level of the gum tissue and bone around the tooth to create a new gum-to-tooth relationship. This allows your dentist to access the edge of the restoration ensuring a proper fit and sealed margin. It will also increase the amount of tooth structure available upon to attach the crown, reducing the possibility that your new restoration will become loose in the future. This improved access also allows you and your hygienist to better clean restoration margins where plaque and calculus can accumulate. Overall this helps to fend off recurrent decay and gum disease.

The procedure takes approximately one hour. When the procedure is completed, sutures are placed. You will need to be seen in one or two weeks to evaluate your healing. At 6 weeks any prosthetic work such as crowns or restorations can be completed with your dentist.


Contact Us

Our front office team will assist with scheduling your appointments, and processing dental insurance claims. We will answer all your question and concerns before any treatment begins. We strive to ensure our patients receive the most conservative treatment plan that will lead to the best treatment outcome. You do not need a referral to have a consultation.

Global Speaking Engagements and the Caudry Education Centre


Over the past 20 years Dr. Caudry has travelled the world imparting her knowledge, research, and technical skills to other Dental professionals.

Today Dr. Caudry carries on the tradition of using her exceptionally high level of education and surgical skills to the benefit of her patients while sharing those skills and experiences with her colleagues so they too can provide her knowledge and techniques to their patients.

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Cosmetic Periodontal Procedures

Periodontal procedures are available to improve the aesthetics of your smile.  Whether to restore a youthful appearance or uncover the beauty within, we are helping our patients smile with confidence.



Short Teeth

Although your teeth appear short, they may actually be the proper length but covered with too much gum tissue. Alternatively, they may simply be too short or worn down and need lengthening. Either way, we can correct this with a cosmetic procedure called crown lengthening. Excess gum and bone tissue are reshaped to create natural, well proportioned teeth. This can be done to more than one tooth or to even out your gum line, in order to create aesthetic harmony and achieve a beautiful smile.

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Long Teeth

In contrast to short teeth, long teeth can also be unsightly. Soft tissue grafting is used to cover unattractive tooth roots, to reduce gum recession. Soft tissue grafting can also protect the roots from decay that would normally lead to eventual tooth loss.

Learn More About Gum Grafting

Lacking Bone Support

Without a tooth to stimulate growth the gums and bones that normally support our teeth will recede, leading to an unnatural looking indentation in the face and creating the appearance of aging. Even with a bridge or denture, the original look of your mouth may not be recaptured because of the spaces remaining under and between replacement teeth. Cosmetic Bone grafting builds and retains the full support and appearance of the jaws, restoring the teeth to a more youthful appearance.

Bone grafting can also prevent or greatly reduce the bone and soft tissue loss that normally occurs with tooth removal.  There is less shrinkage and so a more aesthetic and natural looking tooth replacement can be achieved.

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Thin/Transparent Gums

For genetic reasons, some people have insufficient or thin/transparent tissue, so thin you can see the white of the bone underneath, or even an unsightly grey shadow of a discoloured root or existing implant. This tissue has yet to advance to recession. To get ahead of the game, before the yellow ugly roots happen, we can minimize tissue loss by providing the type and thickness of gums nature was supposed to give you.


Contact Us

Our front office team will assist with scheduling your appointments, and processing dental insurance claims. We will answer all your question and concerns before any treatment begins. We strive to ensure our patients receive the most conservative treatment plan that will lead to the best treatment outcome. You do not need a referral to have a consultation.

Global Speaking Engagements and the Caudry Education Centre


Over the past 20 years Dr. Caudry has travelled the world imparting her knowledge, research, and technical skills to other Dental professionals.

Today Dr. Caudry carries on the tradition of using her exceptionally high level of education and surgical skills to the benefit of her patients while sharing those skills and experiences with her colleagues so they too can provide her knowledge and techniques to their patients.

Learn More


Gum Disease FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions

Periodontitis is caused by any condition that promotes bacterial infection around teeth. These include a patient’s medical condition, not adhering to ongoing maintenance, or a lack of adequate oral hygiene.

Any factors that increase bacterial growth will increase your risks of periodontitis. The major risk factors include:

  • Poor oral hygiene
  • Smoking
  • Poorly controlled diabetes
  • Non-compliance with prescribed hygiene maintenance program

Other risk factors include:

  • Aging
  • Genetic predisposition
  • Systemic diseases and conditions
  • Stress
  • Inadequate nutrition
  • Puberty
  • Hormonal fluctuations
  • Pregnancy
  • Substance abuse
  • HIV infection
  • Certain medications
  • Patient symptoms may include: pain, tooth mobility, bad taste, and bleeding gums. It is important to note that in most cases there may be no symptoms noticed.
  • Signs observed by your dentist or hygienist include: suppuration (pus), bleeding, progressive bone loss, and increasing probing depths around all or some teeth.

To protect your oral health, learn to recognize the signs of infection.  Periodontal disease symptoms include:

  • red, inflamed gums
  • bleeding gums
  • Receding gums
  • Loose teeth
  • Chronic bad breath
  • Pus around teeth and gums
  • Changes in bite

There are multiple ways in which periodontitis can be addressed, both surgically and non-surgically. The precise treatment plan depends on your unique conditions. In most cases a regular hygiene regimen with antimicrobial and anti-microbiotic therapies are prescribed.  In some cases periodontal surgery is needed.

Often the initial symptoms of Periodontitis are very mild and may not be noticed by the patient. Without treatment, the disease progresses, bacteria infect the gums and bone, at which point the teeth can become loose and may have to be removed.

Same as with our teeth, bacterial infections can affect the tissue around an implant.  This is a similar disease called peri-implantitis  Adhering to your prescribed hygiene regimen is the most important action to prevent this from happening to you.  If you think you may have a problem with your implant(s) (pain or tenderness, bleeding, mobility, difficulty cleaning) contact us and we can help.


Contact Us

Our front office team will assist with scheduling your appointments, and processing dental insurance claims. We will answer all your question and concerns before any treatment begins. We strive to ensure our patients receive the most conservative treatment plan that will lead to the best treatment outcome. You do not need a referral to have a consultation.


Global Speaking Engagements and the Caudry Education Centre


Over the past 20 years Dr. Caudry has travelled the world imparting her knowledge, research, and technical skills to other Dental professionals.

Today Dr. Caudry carries on the tradition of using her exceptionally high level of education and surgical skills to the benefit of her patients while sharing those skills and experiences with her colleagues so they too can provide her knowledge and techniques to their patients.

Learn More


Periodontitis Treatment

About Periodontitis Treatment

Non-surgical treatments including professional hygiene treatments, and antimicrobial and anti-microbiotic therapies. These are particularly good for early cases. However, advanced cases or those unresponsive to non-surgical interventions may necessitate periodontal surgery.

If needed, the objective of periodontal surgery is to cleanse the area, reduce pocket depths, and re-establish a soft tissue contour that can be maintained in regular hygiene appointments. Professional hygiene appointments are imperative to prevent the repopulation of bacteria. It is important to emphasize that without regular 3 month hygiene cleanings the disease will progress and bone, gums and even teeth will be lost.

Periodontal surgery in one site takes one hour. Multiple sites will take longer. Sutures are placed to maintain stability in the area during healing. After 2 weeks normal hygiene and eating habits can be resumed. It takes up to 6 weeks for the gums to achieve their pre-surgical state and one year to achieve a stable state. Some consequences of periodontal surgery include tooth spaces, longer teeth, and sensitivity (usually short lived).

If you are avoiding treatment of your gum disease because of anxiety, you may be a candidate for sedation. We have multiple options from nitrous oxide (laughing gas) to full sleep sedation administered by a medical anaesthesiologist.


Frequently Asked Questions

Periodontitis is caused by any condition that promotes bacterial infection around teeth. These include a patient’s medical condition, not adhering to ongoing maintenance, or a lack of adequate oral hygiene.

Any factors that increase bacterial growth will increase your risks of periodontitis. The major risk factors include:

  • Poor oral hygiene
  • Smoking
  • Poorly controlled diabetes
  • Non-compliance with prescribed hygiene maintenance program

Other risk factors include:

  • Aging
  • Genetic predisposition
  • Systemic diseases and conditions
  • Stress
  • Inadequate nutrition
  • Puberty
  • Hormonal fluctuations
  • Pregnancy
  • Substance abuse
  • HIV infection
  • Certain medications
  • Patient symptoms may include: pain, tooth mobility, bad taste, and bleeding gums. It is important to note that in most cases there may be no symptoms noticed.
  • Signs observed by your dentist or hygienist include: suppuration (pus), bleeding, progressive bone loss, and increasing probing depths around all or some teeth.

To protect your oral health, learn to recognize the signs of infection.  Periodontal disease symptoms include:

  • red, inflamed gums
  • bleeding gums
  • Receding gums
  • Loose teeth
  • Chronic bad breath
  • Pus around teeth and gums
  • Changes in bite

There are multiple ways in which periodontitis can be addressed, both surgically and non-surgically. The precise treatment plan depends on your unique conditions. In most cases a regular hygiene regimen with antimicrobial and anti-microbiotic therapies are prescribed.  In some cases periodontal surgery is needed.

Often the initial symptoms of Periodontitis are very mild and may not be noticed by the patient. Without treatment, the disease progresses, bacteria infect the gums and bone, at which point the teeth can become loose and may have to be removed.

Same as with our teeth, bacterial infections can affect the tissue around an implant.  This is a similar disease called peri-implantitis  Adhering to your prescribed hygiene regimen is the most important action to prevent this from happening to you.  If you think you may have a problem with your implant(s) (pain or tenderness, bleeding, mobility, difficulty cleaning) contact us and we can help.


Contact Us

Our front office team will assist with scheduling your appointments, and processing dental insurance claims. We will answer all your question and concerns before any treatment begins. We strive to ensure our patients receive the most conservative treatment plan that will lead to the best treatment outcome. You do not need a referral to have a consultation.


Global Speaking Engagements and the Caudry Education Centre


Over the past 20 years Dr. Caudry has travelled the world imparting her knowledge, research, and technical skills to other Dental professionals.

Today Dr. Caudry carries on the tradition of using her exceptionally high level of education and surgical skills to the benefit of her patients while sharing those skills and experiences with her colleagues so they too can provide her knowledge and techniques to their patients.

Learn More


Gum Disease

Are you at risk of developing gum disease?


The following list of attributes can enhance the risk of gum disease:

Diabetes

Smoking

Poor Oral Hygiene

Aging

Genetic Predisposition

Systemic Diseases

Stress

Inadequate Nutrition

Puberty

Hormonal Fluctuations

Pregnancy

Substance Abuse

HIV Infection

Certain Medications


Gingivitis

Gingivitis is the earliest form of periodontal disease. When our oral hygiene practices are inadequate, plaque will accumulate around our teeth and gums. The bacteria in plaque triggers our immune system, and our gums to become red, swollen and bleed easily. Gingivitis is easily treatable with professional treatment and good oral home care. There is very little discomfort at this stage of periodontal disease.


Periodontitis

Periodontal disease is a bacterial infection, affecting your gums.

Periodontal disease (gum disease) is a disease caused by a bacterial infection. It results in the loss of bone and soft tissue support which can lead to tooth loss. It often goes unnoticed for years because it is usually painless until it reaches its most severe forms.  If untreated, periodontal disease can result in extensive destruction of the gums and bone in your mouth.  However, it can be managed under careful monitoring by your Periodontist.


You're Not Alone


Periodontal disease affects 50% of the population over the age of 50. Unfortunately this disease also affects our younger population but in a more severe form. Both conditions require considerate treatment and careful monitoring for the patient’s lifetime. Fortunately, this is our speciality.


Contact Us

Our front office team will assist with scheduling your appointments, and processing dental insurance claims. We will answer all your question and concerns before any treatment begins. We strive to ensure our patients receive the most conservative treatment plan that will lead to the best treatment outcome. You do not need a referral to have a consultation.

Frequently Asked Questions

Periodontitis is caused by any condition that promotes bacterial infection around teeth. These include a patient’s medical condition, not adhering to ongoing maintenance, or a lack of adequate oral hygiene.

Any factors that increase bacterial growth will increase your risks of periodontitis. The major risk factors include:

  • Poor oral hygiene
  • Smoking
  • Poorly controlled diabetes
  • Non-compliance with prescribed hygiene maintenance program

Other risk factors include:

  • Aging
  • Genetic predisposition
  • Systemic diseases and conditions
  • Stress
  • Inadequate nutrition
  • Puberty
  • Hormonal fluctuations
  • Pregnancy
  • Substance abuse
  • HIV infection
  • Certain medications
  • Patient symptoms may include: pain, tooth mobility, bad taste, and bleeding gums. It is important to note that in most cases there may be no symptoms noticed.
  • Signs observed by your dentist or hygienist include: suppuration (pus), bleeding, progressive bone loss, and increasing probing depths around all or some teeth.

To protect your oral health, learn to recognize the signs of infection.  Periodontal disease symptoms include:

  • red, inflamed gums
  • bleeding gums
  • Receding gums
  • Loose teeth
  • Chronic bad breath
  • Pus around teeth and gums
  • Changes in bite

There are multiple ways in which periodontitis can be addressed, both surgically and non-surgically. The precise treatment plan depends on your unique conditions. In most cases a regular hygiene regimen with antimicrobial and anti-microbiotic therapies are prescribed.  In some cases periodontal surgery is needed.

Often the initial symptoms of Periodontitis are very mild and may not be noticed by the patient. Without treatment, the disease progresses, bacteria infect the gums and bone, at which point the teeth can become loose and may have to be removed.

Same as with our teeth, bacterial infections can affect the tissue around an implant.  This is a similar disease called peri-implantitis  Adhering to your prescribed hygiene regimen is the most important action to prevent this from happening to you.  If you think you may have a problem with your implant(s) (pain or tenderness, bleeding, mobility, difficulty cleaning) contact us and we can help.


Global Speaking Engagements and the Caudry Education Centre


Over the past 20 years Dr. Caudry has travelled the world imparting her knowledge, research, and technical skills to other Dental professionals.

Today Dr. Caudry carries on the tradition of using her exceptionally high level of education and surgical skills to the benefit of her patients while sharing those skills and experiences with her colleagues so they too can provide her knowledge and techniques to their patients.

Learn More