Non-Surgical Gum Therapy North York - Cosmetic Dentist in Toronto
Gum disease can happen to anyone, even those who brush and floss on a daily basis.
Gum disease develops slowly, over time, and often without any demonstrable symptoms. You may not even realize you have gingivitis until it’s already entrenched in your mouth.
If left untreated, gum disease can lead to a variety of problems, including pain, acute infection or even tooth loss.
But don’t worry, there are solutions available from your local North York dentist.
If a patient should suffer from gum disease, Dr. Chung, your North York dentist, will work with afflicted patients to formulate an appropriate plan to remedy the problem. Depending on the extent of the condition, gum disease treatment can be as simple as improving home care on the part of the patient, or it can be more involved, for example, procedures like root planing and curettage, carried out at Dentistry on Bayview, 3335 Bayview Ave. (Near Cummer Ave. & Bayview Ave.) North York, ON.
Curettage is a simple process involving the removal of a very thin layer of infected gum tissue from around the tooth. This removes a chronic source of gum infection and allows the healing process to occur naturally.
Root planing involves the removal of a microscopic layer of the tooth's root surface. This provides a smooth, clean bacteria free surface that promotes optimal healing of the gum tissue surrounding it.
Root planing and curettage are often done at the same time using local anesthesia (also known as freezing) to ensure patient comfort through-out.
If the gum disease has progressed far below the gum line, another solution may be required. In those instances, we’d recommend a consultation with a periodontist. A periodontist is a dental specialist dedicated to the treatment of advanced gum disease.