Gum disease is the number one cause of tooth loss according to the American Academy of Periodontology.
When not treated, gum disease can also lead to other health problems. It’s also possible to experience gum disease despite maintaining a good oral hygiene routine. You may need non-surgical gum therapy to address the issue. Gum diseases can be tricky to deal with as the symptoms are usually painless and hard to recognize.
At Carstairs Dental office, we provide patients with aggressive therapies depending on the extent of the gum disease. We recommend a treatment type depending on your overall health and your body’s response to recent treatments you may have received. Our goal is to manage bacterial growth and prevent plaque from spreading before they damage your gum line.
Non-surgical therapies we offer patients include curettage and root planing. Curettage is the scraping of the diseased soft tissue inside the gingival wall. Root planing, on the other hand, involves deep cleaning of tooth root surfaces. These procedures may require anesthesia.
Rest assured only our well trained dental hygienists will perform the procedures, of course under the prescription of Dr. Josh Song.
Gum disease treatment can take a long period. Your dentists will need to assess your condition first before moving to the next phase of the treatment. Depending on the progress of the treatment, you may require a gum surgery.
At Carstairs Dental, we work with you so you can receive the best care possible for your needs. We also assist you in creating a home care routine so you can maintain optimum dental health.