Non-Surgical Gum Therapy – West Burlington Dentist
You may be suffering from gum disease and not even realize it. Even with proper oral health care, it is possible that your gums and teeth are affected by a buildup of plaque and calcium. It can start off painlessly, and includes minor symptoms such as bad breath and irritated or bleeding gums. However, it can become far more serious.
Our dentists in west Burlington understand that gum disease can cause gum recession and, eventually, can lead to the loss of teeth. Gum disease may start off with buildup of plaque and calculus, can develop into gingivitis and then periodontitis, when symptoms like gum recession or inflammation are very noticeable.
Periodontal disease can affect your smile and your overall health. Conclusive links between heart and gum disease have been found and are now better understood. At Maple Mews Dental Office, our patients work closely with our dental hygiene team, with regular dental visits between 3-6 months, working together to prevent and treat gum disease. As necessary, we refer patients with periodontal disease and other gum related issues to the periodontist. For your convenience we have a periodontist on our dental team!
At Maple Mews Dental some of our techniques to combat gum disease are:
Routine Dental Visits: Visit your dental hygienist as recommended whether it be every 3, 4 or 6 months! Your dental visit interval is custom to the needs of your oral health.
Home Care: At each dental hygiene visit, your hygienist will equip you with the tools necessary for your oral care! Use these tools faithfully while you continue to brush at least twice a day for 2 minutes each time and floss daily!
Localized medication: To fight the gum disease, local medication can be given to the affected areas.
Curettage: To stop the chronic irritation and inflammation of your tissues, infected gum tissues are removed to allow healthy tissues to grow.
Root-Planing: This process removes and smoothes tiny amounts of infected root surfaces to allow your soft tissue to heal.
In many cases, and depending on the stage of periodontal disease, we can help you roll back the progress of gum disease and prevent future discomfort and pain.
Contact us at Maple Mews Dental Office in Burlington, Ontario for a consultation today.