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Cornerstone Dental Centre Gum Disease Treatment

Gum disease doesn’t happen overnight but can cause severe oral health issues. Cornerstone Dental Centre offers non-surgical gum therapy in Fort Saskatchewan, AB. The painful condition of gum disease often requires aggresses treatment to ensure optimal oral health. We’ll determine the best non-surgical gum therapy treatment that fits your needs. Contact us today to learn more or make an appointment.

Non-Surgical Gum Therapy in Fort Saskatchewan, AB

Why Non-Surgical Gum Therapy?

Periodontal disease causes severe oral damage that is not easily repaired. It’s critical to treat gum disease before it forces you to lose bone, tissue, and teeth. Our trained dental professionals often recommend non-surgical gum therapy as a way to treat gum disease without standard surgery.

Non-Surgical Gum Treatment Options

Non-surgical gum treatment options focus on completely healing the gum and bone. We customize gum disease treatments to reduce the mobility of your teeth and improve your prognosis. The most common non-surgical gum treatment options include:

  • Curettage– Curettage is the process of removing infected gum tissue to let new and healthy gum tissue grow in its place.
  • Root-Planing– Root-planing involves using a unique tool to push aside your tissue gently and smooth the infected root surface.
  • Laser Therapy –Laser gum therapy involves using light beams of thermal energy to cut and remove infected gum tissue.

Advantages of Gum Therapy

Non-surgical gum therapy helps boost the patient’s comfort level. The other benefits of non-surgical gum therapy include the following:

  • No incisions
  • Reduced bleeding
  • Optimum accuracy
  • Helps reduce the destruction of surrounding tissue
  • Reduced risk of infection
  • Minimal recovery time

Symptoms of Gum Disease

Gum disease happens over time and can quickly become severe periodontal disease if you don’t watch for the symptoms. The symptoms of gum disease include the following:

  • Difficulty biting and chewing
  • Bleeding gums
  • Uneven teeth
  • Bad breath
  • Red and swollen gums

Gum Disease Prevention

The first step to preventing gum disease is to maintain proper oral care. It’s critical to always brush your teeth, floss after eating, and visit your dentist on a routine basis. We will take care of your gums and check for any signs of potential gum disease. When you visit our dental chair, our experienced dental team will monitor your oral health and always look for potential dental issues

Frequently Asked Non-Surgical Gum Therapy Questions

What causes gum disease?

Many factors can cause gum disease. The most common gum disease cause is improper teeth cleaning, leading to plaque buildup. Other causes of gum disease include:

  • Genetics
  • Misaligned teeth
  • Smoking or chewing tobacco
  • Steroids
  • Cancer therapy drugs

What are gum pockets?

Pockets are the area between the bone surrounding the teeth and the top part of the gum tissue. If your gums are infected, your tissue will pull away from your teeth and bleed easily. We measure the pockets to determine if you have bone loss.

What is the difference between gingivitis and periodontitis?

Gingivitis is a milder form of gum disease that leads to red and irritated gums. Periodontitis is a severe gum infection that destroys tissues in your mouth and causes bone loss.

Is gum disease reversible?

Gum disease can be treated before tooth loss or bone loss when it is caught early. We determine the extent of gum disease damage and provide a treatment plan if we suspect you have gum disease. We can work with you to reverse the condition and lessen your symptoms with proper treatment.

Contact Cornerstone Dental Centre 

The Cornerstone Dental Centre offers comprehensive dental services for our patients. We customize our dental treatments to meet your needs. Whether you need a routine dental exam or cosmetic dentist services, we are here for you. Contact us today to schedule an appointment!

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