Non-Surgical Gum Therapy, Niagara Falls ON
It is possible that in spite of your best efforts you may require more advanced gum therapy. Like many other ailments gum disease can be quite painless due to its slow progression and if left untreated can lead to tooth loss and painful gum infections.
After a thorough periodontal screening and examination we may choose more advanced therapies aimed at eliminating or reducing the amounts of bacterial poisons, plaque and calculus (tartar) accumulating below the gum line. This involves "deep cleaning" (root-planing) and/or treatment with site specific administration of medications or laser therapy to the affected gums.
These two procedures are generally done simultaneously, may require local anesthesia and are done by our well trained hygienists under Dr. Olivieri's prescription.
Gum disease does not happen over night and treatment generally is spread out over time as the effectiveness of a procedure needs to be assessed before the next takes place. Generally your condition is re-assessed in time and joint decisions are made about your next step. The services of a specialist (Periodontist) may be required should extensive surgical intervention be required. Often surgery allows for complete healing of the gum and bone, reduced mobility of teeth and a greatly improved prognosis.
Niagara Falls Dental Clinic's hygiene team will work with you to assure that you have access to the care that best suits your needs. They will also help you hone your home-care skills so that you can maintain the optimum level of health that you want.