Non-surgical periodontal therapy is the first solution for controlling symptoms of gum disease. Our periodontal therapy services help patients eliminate pain, stop bleeding, and live a happier and healthier life.
What Is Periodontal Disease?
Periodontal disease (also called gum disease) is very common and affects the smiles and health of more than half of the population. It is caused by harmful oral pathogens that damages the soft and hard tissues inside the mouth. If left untreated, it can lead destruction and resorption of the jawbone around teeth and eventual tooth loss. Symptoms include swollen, red and tender gums, bleeding, bad breath, painful chewing, and loose teeth.
Several risk factors can increase your risk of periodontitis:
- Poor oral health habits
- Chewing tobacco
- Drug use
- Medications that cause gum changes
- Diabetes and other medical conditions
The best way to prevent gum disease is to practice good oral hygiene. However, sometimes gum disease happens despite our best efforts. It is nothing to be ashamed to admit, and there are treatment options.
Periodontal Therapy: The Process
Periodontal therapy is a non-surgical program consisting of several visits to control gum disease.
Our hygienists will begin with scaling and root planing. Scaling and root planing is a unique procedure where we use an ultrasonic cleaner and scalers to separate calculus build-up from your teeth.
Depending on the severity of the gum disease, this may take several visits to complete. We will make these appointments every three to four months to complete therapy and return your gums to their healthiest possible state.
Don’t put off your bi-annual check-up and cleaning. Book an appointment today with North Bramalea Dental and take control of your oral health.