General Dental Services
Gum disease infects the gums or soft tissues that surround your teeth. Without treatment, it may lead to the spread of infection and even tooth loss. To help prevent this problem from occurring, our dentists perform periodontal therapy that effectively removes the cause of inflammation and restores gum health.
Here are the two primary ways we recommend that you can adopt to help prevent periodontal disease for yourself:
- Improve your oral hygiene – Sufficient oral hygiene should keep food debris from getting stuck in your teeth, but improving your routine can also further help you to prevent infection. To achieve and maintain healthy gums, use floss or an interdental brush between teeth prior to brushing and then brush teeth and tongue at least twice a day for a minimum of two minutes (approximately the length of a song)
- Scaling and root planing – We use a dental scaler to reach below the gum line and remove plaque and tartar buildup. Make sure your gum pockets are free from these formations to prevent infection (once gums start to recede, your teeth loosen, which can eventually lead to tooth loss). After scaling, our hygienists will polish your teeth to remove surface stains and help prevent any bacteria that can cling to the smooth surfaces
If you are concerned about periodontal disease and/or you are interested in periodontal therapy, please contact us to discuss the matter further. We strive to offer consistent, quality care to all of our patients that will help them avoid oral diseases in general. However, if you should develop any issues with your teeth or gums, our dentists can perform a wide range of procedures and treatments to help.
To book an appointment with our clinic today, call or email and we will determine a suitable date for you to visit.