Mississauga Gum Disease Treatment
What is gum disease?
Gum disease is one of the most common dental problems adults face, but can begin at just about any age. Gum disease often develops slowly and without causing any pain. Sometimes you may not notice any signs until the disease is serious and you are in danger of losing teeth. With proper gum disease therapy this disease can be cured.
The good news is:
- Gum disease can almost always be prevented,
- If it starts, it can be treated and
- It can even be turned around (or reversed) in its early stages.
How is gum disease treated?
Calculus or Tartar Removal is the principal course of action. At Sandalwood Dental, your hygienist will see that your teeth receive a thorough cleaning to quickly remove the deposits of calcified plaque called tartar and other bacterial toxins which become ingrained into the root surfaces of your teeth. This process of mechanical cleaning is generally known as scaling and root planing and requires ultrasonic or hand scaling instruments. It goes beyond a typical dental cleaning and may be carried out by a hygienist, Dr. Paul Han (Mississauga Dentist) or a periodontist.
The objective of the gum disease treatments is generally to eliminate pockets, regenerate attachment and return you to more normal function and aesthetics, while generally providing an environment more conducive to oral hygiene and maintenance care. In some cases, Dr. Paul Han (Sandalwood Dental) may also recommend an oral sedative or local anaesthesia to help you cope with any treatment discomfort although scaling and root planing usually results in little or no pain. You may also be prescribed medication to help control infection and pain or to aid in healing.