Non-Surgical Gum Therapy North York

Even with regular brushing and flossing, it’s still possible to develop gum disease. Gum disease is an oral infection of your gum tissues that can develop slowly and painlessly. Because of its slow progression, gum disease can be hard to notice at first. The symptoms of gum disease include gum inflammation and bleeding, gum recession, and loose teeth.

If your gum disease is severe enough, it may require more aggressive forms of treatment, such as non-surgical gum therapy. Non-surgical gum therapy involves using a number of techniques such as local medication, curettage, and root-planning. During your procedure, you'll be given a local anesthesia to ensure you remain completely comfortable. Regardless of the types of methods that we perform, your sessions will likely be spread out over a period of time to maximize the treatment success.

The first step of non-surgical gum therapy is often local medication which involves administrating a stronger medication to the infected gum tissues to stop the spread of the infection.

Curettage involves removing the infected gum tissues around the tooth so that the tissues can heal and regrow.

Root-planing is the process of removing and smoothing micro amounts of the root surfaces to allow them to heal.

If these treatments are insufficient, we may recommend a periodontist, which of the dentist who specializes in the surgical treatment of gum disease. To learn more about non-surgical gum therapy contact our dentist North York to set up a consultation.