Understanding Periodontics and Finding a Periodontist
When your teeth are not cleaned regularly and properly, plaque will begin to build up. Plaque is a sticky substance that’s full of bacteria. It will harden into tartar, which cannot be removed with your toothbrush alone. Without professional cleaning, the bacteria will cause your gums to swell, bleed and eventually seep into your bones over the long term.
At the Dental Health Clinic we have highly skilled dental hygienists who can spot all forms of periodontal disease from its beginning stages as gingivitis to advanced periodontal disease. If you have any concerns about periodontal disease, we can see you for same day appointments with our dentist a special interest in periodontics.
See below for laser gum treatment; solutions for gingivitis, periodontal disease, deep gingival pockets, and more!
Laser Gum Treatment
Dental lasers offer a modern and less invasive method of treating gum disease. Your dentist will use the laser to remove the affected gum tissue from around your teeth. Once removed, your tooth’s root will be accessible so that the dentist can clean below your gum line, and smooth the root to prevent a future buildup of plaque.
With laser gum treatment, patients don’t require anesthesia; bleeding and pain are kept to a minimum.
Laser treatment can also be used for cosmetic reshaping of gum tissue. Learn more and watch a video about reshaping your gums precisely and accurately with gum laser gum treatment.
Laser Gum Treatment – Periodontist Etobicoke
Our Laser gum therapy has so many benefits you might not even recognize them all immediately. However, knowing what the laser has to offer can set your mind at ease and let you know what to expect during and after treatment. Dental lasers also:
- Can restore gum pockets from 5-6mm back to a healthy 2-3mm
- Over time, these pockets can become deeper, providing a larger space for bacteria to live
- Treatment can prevent from loosing your teeth
- Minimize risk for bacterial infections
- Promote faster healing
- Reduce risk for damage to surrounding tissues
- Reduce bleeding
- Reduce swelling
- Allow more precise treatments
Is laser gum treatment painful?
Laser gum therapy is virtually painless for many dental procedures. Any anxiety you have about seeing the dentist can be quickly reduced once you experience treatment with this new equipment.
signs of gum disease at regular cleaning appointments. In its late stages gum disease is characterized by red, swollen gums, bleeding during flossing or brushing, loose teeth and persistent bad breath.
Receding Gums – Periodontal Surgery, Gum Surgery
There are different types of gum grafting for gingival recession or gum recession. Even patients with great oral hygiene can experience receding gums due to abrasive or poor brushing techniques.
What is Gingival Recession or Gum Recession?
Gum Recession is when the gums begin to pull away from the teeth. It can be caused by a number of different reasons. Receding gums can should be looked after as soon as possible and may require periodontal surgery or gum surgery in order to correct it. Laser gum treatment can work to cease the progression of gum recession if caught at an early stage.
Gum surgery is an easy procedure and can be performed in 1 appointment. Periodontal surgery can reduce the chances of loosing your tooth or teeth affected by receding gums.