Prevention: The Key to Healthy Gums
When you think of dental care, the first images that probably pop into your head are of teeth. But while your teeth are vital to your oral health, they are only a part of the whole picture.
Your gums are also extremely important to take care of throughout your life, and maintaining a strong oral care regimen can help lower your risk of developing gum disease and health problems—including heart disease.
Symmetry Dental understands the delicate balance between your oral and overall health. Find out how we can serve your family and book an appointment today.
What Is Gum Disease?
Gum disease, or periodontal disease, can develop if plaque is allowed to form on your teeth for a long period of time, eventually hardening to what we call tartar. Plaque and tartar produce bacteria on your teeth that release toxins. These toxins can lead to tooth decay and gum diseases like gingivitis and periodontitis.
Gingivitis can cause your gums to swell and bleed. Over time, gingivitis can develop into periodontitis, a more serious issue that damages the bone and gum tissue in your jaw. Periodontitis can lead to bad breath, receding gums, and loose teeth.
Our Periodontic Services
Regular brushing and flossing is the best way to prevent plaque and tartar build-up. However, health conditions like diabetes or a family history of gum disease can make it challenging to prevent oral health problems. We offer a range of periodontic services to help you and your whole family, including:
Scaling & Root Planing
Tooth scaling and root planing is likely the first treatment we will recommend for gum disease. Scaling is the process of using dental tools to scrape away plaque and tartar, while root planing smooths the surface of your roots to help encourage your gums to grow back and better support your teeth.
During your scaling and root planing, we may offer an antibiotic known as ARESTIN to kill harmful bacteria that cause gum disease. We place this antibiotic directly on your infected gums.
Although periodontal splinting is not a treatment, it can help support and stabilize teeth affected by gum disease. Splints are an appliance we install that connects your loose tooth to the other teeth around it.
Get Help Keeping Your Gums Healthy
The beginning of your family’s oral health journey starts when you book an appointment. Symmetry Dental is ready to provide you with genuine, compassionate dental care matched to your needs.
Ready to See How We Can Help?
Call our friendly team and make an appointment today. We’d love to meet you.
Where to Park?
We are located in Southland Court. There is ample parking in the lot on the east side of the building. It is easily accessible by C-Train should you prefer transit.
- #150, 10601 Southport Road SW
- Calgary, AB T2W 3M6
- Phone: (403) 271-2661
- Email: [email protected]
Hours of Operation
- Monday: 8:00 AM – 3:00 PM
- Tuesday: 8:00 AM – 3:00 PM
- Wednesday: 8:00 AM – 7:00 PM
- Thursday: 8:00 AM – 3:00 PM
- Friday: 8:00 AM – 3:00 PM
- Saturday: 8:00 AM – 2:00 PM
- Sunday: Closed
Can not say enough about how amazing the staff is at the office. I fell down some steps smashing my front teeth out. Since the accident I have been very well taken care off. Dr Adatia is not only and amazing dentist but an amazing person. I would wholeheartedly recommend this dental office to anyone.
The Symmetry Dental team is genuinely interested in your well being and is connected to you as a patient not just a ‘number on file’. Dr. Adatia is very thorough and works hard for the long term success of patient issues. Very pleasant environment and they stand behind their work.
Dr. Adatia and her staff are the greatest. I always feel comfortable with her which really says a lot for me. I have had terrible experiences as a youngster and because of that I was always very nervous in a dentists office. The staff in the front office always make me feel welcome and comfortable and then it just continues with Dr. Adatia and all her professional staff.
I suffered from “Dentist – phobia” and I’m happy to say that those days are over. Dentistry has come a long way !! Thank you Dr. Adatia and all the staff.
As I walk in to the reception area, I am always greeted by name and given a big smile. I am treated like I am coming to visit a friend. It really is a pleasure to come for my dentist appointment. I recommend Symmetry dental to everyone!
I’m not sure I would usually use the words amazing about a dentist. But I’m about to. Everyone at Symmetry Dental is AMAZING! EVERYONE! They make you feel like family. At this dentist I feel important, cared for, and like I’m getting the best dentist care in the world. I didn’t expect to write something like this in regards to a dentist and the staff, but it’s so true. I would say they’re the best of the best and I’m thankful to have found them.
Excellent, professional staff. Very happy that I came upon their ad. Would highly recommend this Dental office.
If you’re reading this please understand all of us in this world shake our heads at how bad customer service is these days. Symmetry Dental deserves a huge “high five” for the amazing professionalism and customer service. Sarah was by far the best Dental Hygienist I have ever had kudos to that young lady. Dr. Saleema Adatia deserves a gold medal along with everyone I had to deal with upon my appointment. Dental work is expensive, but Symmetry is worth the trip in when a tooth needs fixing. Great job!