Non-Surgical Gum Therapy in Ottawa, ON

Despite your best efforts to keep your teeth and gums healthy, oral problems can arise. The most common oral problem that Canadians face is gum disease. Gum disease is an oral infection that develops gradually with little to no symptoms. However, as it becomes more serious, gum disease can have serious consequences.

The first stage of gum disease is gingivitis which causes your gums to become sore and bleed while flossing. As it progresses, gingivitis turns into periodontal disease, which causes your gums to recede, pockets to form, and teeth to loosen.

St. Laurent Dental Centre recommends non-surgical gum therapy to treat less severe to moderate forms of gum disease. This involves using a number of techniques such as local medication, curettage, and root planing.

Curettage removes the irritated and infected tissues around the tooth below the gumline. This allows them time to heal. Root planing eliminates and smoothes tiny amounts of the root surface so that the surface is clean. Local medication may also be given to prevent the spread of the infection. These procedures are often done together and performed by one of our skilled hygienists at St. Laurent Dental Centre.

To maximize treatment success, we recommend a long-term approach for your therapy sessions. This allows us to continually access your condition before deciding the next course of action. If surgery is required, we may recommend a periodontist, a dentist who specializes in treating serious forms of gum disease.

The St. Laurent Dental Centre hygiene team will work with you to ensure you have the best dental care. Contact our dentist in Ottawa to set up an appointment