Periodontal Services | Non-Surgical Gum Therapy - Dentist Richmond Hill
Many people suffer from some form of gum disease. In fact, many may be suffering from gum disease without even realizing it.
Gum disease has various stages and can start off innocently, and with very minimal symptoms. The early stages - also known as gingivitis - include symptoms such as tender and bleeding gums, which are especially obvious when flossing and brushing. As gum disease develops, it can progress into periodontal disease, which can lead to gum recession, loose teeth and, eventually, tooth loss.
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Artdent Family Dentistry highly recommends non-surgical gum therapy as a means of halting the progression of gum disease. This involves local medication, curettage and root planing.
Local medication involves administering a local medication to the affected area. Curettage helps to remove infection from the affected areas to allow new, healthy tissues to re-grow. Root planing effectively prevents further infection by getting rid of, and smoothing out, infected root-surface-tissues.
If you think you're suffering from gum disease, contact Artdent Family Dentistry to set up an appointment. We have dental emergency services available 7 days a week to provide you with the best possible care.