Non-Surgical Gum Therapy in Hamilton Ontario

One of the oral diseases that you have to watch out for is gum disease. Since it has little to no symptoms at first, it can be extremely difficult to detect. Gingivitis is the first stage of gum disease and occurs when there is plaque buildup that occurs below the gum line. This can cause the gums to become inflamed and easily bleed when brushing and flossing. The good news is that although the gum tissues are inflamed, the tissues are still left intact. In fact, with proper oral hygiene, gingivitis can be effectively stopped and even reversed.
If gingivitis is allowed to develop, it could turn into periodontitis. During this stage, deep pockets will form as the gum and bone tissues break down. Food debris and bacteria can become trapped in these small spaces and cause infection. As the disease becomes worse, the pockets will become deeper and the gums will pull away. Eventually, teeth will become so loose that they will fall out. Gum disease is the main cause of tooth loss in adults.
If gum disease is detected, and depending on the stage of it, your dentist may recommend a number of non-surgical ways to treat it. This can include professional dental cleaning to remove plaque and tartar buildup that has occurred above and below the gum line. Regular dental cleanings can help to prevent the development of gum disease.
If the gum disease is more serious, the dentist may recommend scaling and root planing. Scaling is the process of scraping away plaque and tartar above and below the gum line so that new healthy tissues can grow. Root planing smoothes out any rough spots on the tooth to allow for proper healing. This process removes the bacteria and provides a clean bacteria-free surface for the gums to heal around a tooth.
Your sessions will likely be spread out over multiple appointments. This is done because gum disease takes time to heal, so this allows the dentist to monitor your condition and ensure that the treatments are going according to plan. In the event that the non-surgical gum therapy treatments are not enough to stop the gum disease, we can recommend you to a periodontist who specializes in the surgical treatment of gum disease. If you have gum disease and would like to learn more about our non-surgical gun therapy, contact Dentistry on Queenston to set up an apppointment. We offer Emergency Dentistry and same-day appointments.