Non-Surgical Gum Therapy

 

At Safavi Dental Clinic in Pickering, our dentists are here to provide you with a variety with a variety of services designed to treat your oral health issues and personalized to your individual needs.

 

Non-surgical gum therapy entails procedures designed with the goal of treating issues affecting the state of your gums without using surgical methods. This does not make the procedure a suitable alternative in all instances, and the specifics of your circumstance will change the type of procedure recommended.

 

Unfortunately, periodontal disease (gum disease) can appear with little warning. In its early stages, it can be largely undetected and cause soreness, bleeding gums, and a persistent odor to your breath. As it progresses, it can risk loosening your teeth to the point where they fall out.

 

Gum disease is often caused by a significant buildup of plaque around the gumlines. Plaque can typically be maintained through an oral hygiene regimen of regular brushing and flossing, as well as recommended visits to a dental professional. When the gums become inflamed, they can start to recede. In this recession, it is possible for bacteria to form within the pockets and develop further.

 

If the plaque cannot be removed through a typical cleaning, our Pickering dental office may recommend the use of scaling and root planing procedures. During the scaling process, your dentist will remove the plaque and tartar that has built up above and below the gums, removing the buildup from the gums. After this, your dentist is able to do a root planing procedure. This procedure is designed with the intention of encouraging your gums to reattach to your teeth by improving the state of the root’s surface. These procedures may take multiple visits to do, and additional sedation may be recommended or requested.

 

Depending on your individual circumstance, our Pickering dentists may recommend antibiotics to assist in the recovery process. These will help reduce the effect of the disease, but not negate it entirely. You will still have to ensure to maintain proper oral hygiene to reduce the risk of the gum disease returning later.

 

Our dentists in Pickering will be more than happy to help you out if you are interested in non-surgical gum therapy or if you are concerned you have, or risk developing, a form of periodontal disease. You can contact our clinic today, or request an appointment online.

 
Last Updated On 2019-08-23