Non-Surgical Gum Therapy in Kitchener
Do your gums ever bleed when you floss? If so, there’s a chance that you may have some form of gum disease. Gum disease is an oral infection that develops gradually and can cause your gums to become inflamed or bleed when flossing. If it’s left untreated, gum disease can cause gum recession and tooth loss.
Depending on the how serious your gum disease is, we may recommend non-surgical gum therapy. This form of therapy is suitable for moderate to more serious cases of gum disease and involves using a number of techniques, such as curettage, root planing, and local medication.
Curettage is the process of removing the infected soft tissues surrounding the tooth. This process eliminates the chronic infection so that new healthy tissues can heal and grow and replace the tissues.
Root planing is another procedure that removes and smoothes micro amounts from the root surfaces. By doing this, you’re eliminating the harmful bacteria and toxins and allowing the tissues to heal.
These two procedures are usually performed together. In addition, local medication may also be given to stop the spread of the infection.
To ensure your complete comfort, local anesthesia will be given to you to minimize any pain or discomfort during your procedure. Your treatments will also be spread out over a period of time to allow us to continually assess your condition. During this time, we will provide oral hygiene tips for you to follow at home to keep your mouth healthy.
If your gum disease is extremely serious, we may recommend a periodontist, which is a dentist who specializes in the surgical removal of gum disease. Our dental team will work with you to ensure that you achieve a healthy smile. Contact Smaily Dental, in Kitchener to set up an appointment today.