Gum Disease Treatment
What is Gum Disease?
Gum disease is an infection of the tissues that surround and support your teeth. It is a major cause of tooth loss in adults. Because gum disease is usually painless, you may not know you have it. Also referred to as a periodontal disease, gum disease is caused by plaque, the sticky film of bacteria that is constantly forming on our teeth.
What Are the Warning Signs of Gum Disease?
What the Risk Factors for Developing Gum Disease?
Does Gum Disease Affect Your Body Health?
If you have been told that you have gum disease, you are not alone. Nearly 70% of adults have some form of gum disease. The most important thing to know about gum disease is that you shouldn’t ignore it. Left untreated, gum disease will result in receding gums, bone loss, and ultimately may cost you your teeth. Studies show that periodontal disease is associated with heart disease, diabetes, and cancer. It’s important for your overall health that you get treatment.
What is Non-invasive Gum Disease Therapy?
Non-Surgical Treatment for Moderate to Severe Gum Disease in Newmarket
Scaling and planing
Mild gum recession is most commonly treated with a procedure known as tooth scaling and root planing. This is essentially a comprehensive, deep-cleaning process that removes dental tartar from the surface of the teeth and the pockets which form between the teeth and gums in cases of gum recession. It also involves smoothing out the surface of the root and removing any infected areas.
Scaling and planing is usually done under a local anesthetic, so you should not feel any pain. However, your mouth may be a little tender for a couple of days after your procedure. If your periodontal pockets are too deep for scaling and planing to be successful, then Dr. Harold Chu may recommend surgical treatment under the care of periodontal specialist in Newmarket.
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HOURS OF OPERATION
Monday: 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday: 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday: 8:30 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday: 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Friday: 8:30 am - 3:00 pm