Our Oshawa dental office at Lake Vista Dental provides periodontic services to treat gum disease. In its early stages, we can treat periodontal or gum disease with nonsurgical periodontal therapy. This procedure called scaling & root planing.
Scaling & root planing is a detailed gum disease treatment designed to remove toxins and bacteria from root surfaces of the teeth, which allows the body’s immune system to begin the healing process. It is meant to eliminate bacteria that cause gum disease and to shrink periodontal pockets that house bacteria.
If the periodontic disease is severe, this therapy often comes before a surgical procedure. This is done to improve overall tissue quality prior to surgery and to help limit the areas requiring surgery. Antibiotics may also be used to help control the growth of bacteria that lead to gum disease. It is important to proceed with gum treatment as soon as possible because periodontal disease is progressive, and bacteria and calculus build up need to be removed to prevent infection.
We are here to help evaluate your gums and decide what treatment would work best with the level of severity. Contact our Oshawa dentists at our Lake Vista Dental office to set up an appointment for an assessment on your gums.