Non-Surgical Gum Therapy in Sherwood Park, St. Albert, Spruce Grove & Edmonton
Do you think gum disease is something that only happens to people of your grandparents’ age? Think again! People of all ages can get gum disease and it can cause embarrassing problems like bad breath to very serious and painful problems like tooth loss and dental pain. Gum disease can be chronic and slow progressing and sometimes painless, thus in many cases, people don’t even realize that they have it. However, it is one of the leading causes of tooth loss.
Whether you realize or not, gum disease (gingivitis or periodontal disease) is a very serious condition that sometimes need aggressive treatment. We at Smiles Dental Group understand the importance of proper oral hygiene and thus provide non surgical gum therapy. Depending on the condition, we will suggest the most suitable non-surgical gum therapy or refer you to a gum specialist (periodontist)
Some of the most popular non surgical treatment procedures include:
Professional dental cleanings: During dental cleaning, one of our dental hygienists will remove the plaque and tartar from above and below the gum line of your teeth. If we find some signs of gum disease, then we may recommend professional dental cleaning at least twice every year.
Scaling and root planning: This is a nonsurgical, deep cleaning procedure. In this procedure we sometimes use a local anesthetic, to comfortably allow for tartar and plaque removal from above and below the gum line (scaling) and rough spots on the tooth root are smoothed (planning). The purpose of smoothing the rough spots on the tooth/teeth is to remove bacteria and offer a clean surface for the gums to reattach to the teeth. Root planning and scaling is done when we determine that you have calculus and plaque under the gums that needs to be removed.
If these treatments don’t adequately address your gum problem, Smiles Dental Group can use a more extensive procedure like curettage. We provide a conservative non-surgical and safe periodontal therapy.
Some of the symptoms and signs of developing periodontal disease include:
Swollen, red or bleeding gums
Increased spaces between teeth
Constant bad breath
Receding gums around a tooth
Pus around the teeth and gums
Discomfort and tenderness
So, if you see any of these signs and symptoms then we recommend you to visit Smiles Dental Group ASAP and get the problem treated earlier rather than later. You may be surprised to discover that gum disease has been correlated to heart disease and many more serious health problems.
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