Non-Surgical Gum Therapy - Nepean Dentist - Nepean Dentures

Canadians are more likely to have gum disease than any other oral disease.
Chances are if you have some form of gum disease, you probably don't realize it yet.
Gum disease consists of oral infection that can impact your teeth, gums and bone tissues. Because it happens so gradually, gum disease can be overlooked, as it is hard to notice symptoms. Early signs include bad breath, soreness and bleeding gums. As gum disease progresses, your gum tissues will recede, creating deep pockets between your teeth and gums. These pockets are susceptible trapping food debris and bacteria, which is a breeding ground that encourages the spread of infection. If the gum disease isn’t treated, it can eventually erode your bone tissues, which support your teeth, and eventually cause teeth to fall out.

Ottawa-South Dentist (located in Nepean), Dr. Janet S. Leith recommends non-surgical gum therapy for treating gum diseases in their earlier stages. This form of therapy consists of using a number of techniques to halt the progression of infection:

Localized medication -
To slow down the progression of infection and minimize discomfort, local medication is applied to the affected sites.

Curettage -
Infected soft tissues are removed to stop the irritation and infection and allow for proper healing. 

Root planing -
Small amounts of root surfaces are smoothed out to eliminate bacteria and allow the tissues to heal around the tooth.

To maximize your treatment's chances for success, we recommend that follow-up treatments be spread out over a period of time. For this, our team will work with you to create a customized treatment plan for your specific needs.

If necessary, we can also refer you to a periodontist who specializes in treating advanced cases of gum disease. Contact our office in Nepean, Ontario to set up an appointment.