Non-Surgical Gum Therapy in Kitchener, ON
Do your gums ever bleed when flossing? Does your breath smell despite brushing? If so, chances are you may have gum disease. Gum disease is the most common oral problem that Canadians face today. It starts off innocently as gingivitis, which symptoms include inflamed or bleeding gums. As it develops, gingivitis turns into periodontal disease, which causes your gum tissues to recede. As deep pockets form between your teeth, bacteria become trapped and your teeth will loosen and eventually fall out.
Rockway Dentistry recommends non-surgical gum therapy to treat moderate forms of gum disease. Gum therapy involves using a variety of techniques, including:
- Curettage - the process of removing the inflamed soft tissue around the tooth.
- Root planing - micro amounts of the root’s surface are smoothed and removed.
- Local medication - local medication may be administered into the infected areas to prevent the spread of gum disease.
These methods are often performed at the same time to allow the inflamed gum tissues to heal. They are performed by our skilled hygienist at Rockway Dentistry.
Because gum disease happens gradually, we recommend spreading out your sessions over a period of time to allow for continual assessment. If a surgical invention is needed, we may recommend a periodontist, who specializes in gum disease.
Our hygiene team will work with you to ensure that your needs are fully met. Contact us in Kitchener to set up an appointment today.