Non-Surgical Gum Therapy in Markham Ontario

If you are suffering from chronic bad breath or if your gums bleed while flossing, you may have gingivitis, the first stage of gum disease. Besides bad breath and bleeding gums, gingivitis can cause inflamed and sensitive gum tissues. Fortunately, gingivitis can be stopped (and even reversed) with proper consistent brushing and flossing.

If gingivitis is allowed to progress, it can turn into periodontal disease, a much more serious form of gum disease. Unlike gingivitis, periodontal disease impacts your underlying tissues that keep your teeth in place. As the infection spreads and becomes more severe, your gum tissues will erode causing deep pockets to form. Bacteria and food debris can get trapped in the pockets, leading to further decay and erosion. Eventually, your tissues will become so weak that your teeth will loosen and fall out.

If you are suffering from moderate to serious forms of gum disease, we offer non-surgical gum therapy. Non-surgical gum therapy allows us to effectively eliminate the chronic infection and clean your tissues below your gumline without invasive surgery. This involves using a combination of procedures, which include curettage, root-planing, and local medication. These procedures are usually performed simultaneously over a period of time to allow the dentist to assess the treatment's effectiveness.

Localized medication is often the first step to slowing down the gum disease. Once we have identified the infected region, local medication may be infected into the site to remove the plaque and bacteria that has built up below the gumline.

Curettage eliminates the diseased soft tissues that surround the tooth. By removing the chronic source of inflammation and irratation, we are allowing new healthy tissues to grow in their place.

Root-planing gets rid of and smoothes tiny amounts of the root surface. This allows new soft tissue to heal and grow on the root surface. In the event the treatments can’t resolve your gum disease, we may recommend a periodontist, who is a dentist that specializes in the surgical removal of diseased gum tissues. The dental team at MTS Dental is committed to working with you to ensure your smile stays healthy, bright, and beautiful. Contact our practice in Markham at 905-940-9988 to learn more about non-surgical gum therapy.

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