Non-Surgical Gum Therapy - Toronto
It is possible that in spite of your best efforts you may require gum therapy. Like many other ailments, gum disease can be quite painless due to its slow progression.
After conducting a thorough periodontal screening and examination we might recommend therapies aimed at eliminating or reducing the amount of bacteria and plaque that has accumulated below your gum lines (generally cleaning and polishing of teeth is done above the gum lines.) This involves curettage, root-planing and/or treatment with site specific application of topical medications to the affected gums. Curettage entails the removing the soft tissue lining around your damaged tooth. When left untreated, the damaged tissue becomes chronically irritated due to the bacteria located deep below the visible gum-line – This procedure is required to support proper healing. Root-Planing involves the removal and smoothing of micro-amounts of the tooth’s root surface so that a clean and uninfected surface is presented, which will permit for the healing lining of soft tissue.
These two procedures are generally done simultaneously, which usually demands local anesthesia.
Gum disease does not spring up overnight, and treatment is generally spread out over time as the effectiveness of each procedure needs to be determined before the next one starts. Generally, your condition is re-assessed and joint decisions are made regarding the next steps to be taken. The services of a specialist (Periodontist) may be required, should surgical intervention be required. Quite often, surgery allows for the complete healing of the gum and bone tissues, a reduced amount of mobility of teeth and a greatly improved prognosis.
Wychwood Dental's hygiene team will work with you to assure that you have access to the care that best suits your needs. To request an appointment with us, contact us or visit our dental clinic in Midtown Toronto, Ontario M6C 1A7