Non-Surgical Gum Therapy in Okotoks - Family Dentist in Okotoks
There is a possibility that, despite your best efforts at maintaining your oral health, you might require aggressive gum therapy. Like a number of other diseases, gum disease can be painless due to its slow progression.
The dentist will conduct a thorough periodontal screening and proceed to eliminate or reduce amounts of bacterial poisons and plaque, accumulated above and just below the gum line. To effectively eliminate these deposits at and below the gum lines, curettage and root planing treatments are to medicate and decontaminate the affected gums. These two procedures are usually done simultaneously and may require local anesthesia.
Gum disease develops slowly so treating it takes times as well. Your treatment sessions will likely be spread out to allow us to continue to monitor your condition and ensure that your gums are healing properly. Depending on the seriousness of your condition, we can recommend a periodontist who specializes in the surgical removal of gum tissues. However, because surgery is more invasive, it's usually only recommended when the other methods have proven ineffective.
Dr. Scott Gallup's skilled hygiene team will assess your condition and ensure you receive the appropriate treatment for your oral health needs. They will also give you easy to follow oral hygiene tips so that you keep your gums and teeth healthy between visits.
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