Nonsurgical Gum Disease TreatmentGum Disease Treatment at Lakewood Dental Centre Read Transcript
Well, gum disease is a type of thing that says that it is different again per individual. Some people have problems because it's a lack of home care. Some people have problems because the advanced stage of the disease has reached a point where they're not able to control it. The treatment is done in conjunction with the hygienist, it’s done in conjunction with the different services. We have areas of irrigations that are being used to clean below the gum line. We have an anesthetic that is delivered below the gum line to make it more helpful for patients so that they're not as uncomfortable when the procedures are being done. It's the type of thing that says it depends on the patient’s individual response. The better they respond the health rate is, the better the results. For some individuals, it requires more time, more care, and more treatment because of the extent of the disease process and the difficulty in being able to establish the control.
Gum disease is an infection that can cause bleeding and, without treatment, can lead to tooth loss. With good care, gum disease can be prevented. If you already have gum disease or are developing one, it can be treated by our trusted Winnipeg, MB dentists.
General dentist Dr. Rose K. Dhillon can provide effective gum disease treatment to help protect your gums, the bone beneath them, and your overall oral health.
Call Lakewood Dental Centre of Winnipeg, MB at (204) 977-8515 to schedule your consultation.
We Offer 2 Treatments for Gum Disease
We offer two nonsurgical gum disease treatments at Lakewood Dental Centre in Winnipeg, MB.
- Perio Protect® uses trays to deliver bacteria-fighting medication beneath your gums to places you can’t reach with your toothbrush or floss. Dr. Dhillon or our other general dentist, Dr. McDermid, will tailor a treatment plan to your needs.
- Scaling and Root Planing is a process in which your dentist will clear out the pockets of infection beneath your gums and around the roots of your teeth. They’ll also leave your roots nice and smooth to discourage bacteria growth and promote gum reattachment.
Gum Disease Explained
Gum disease occurs when bacteria festers beneath the gumline and causes your gums to pull away from the roots of your teeth. Bacteria moves into the pockets of space created and can damage the roots of your teeth and even the underlying bone. If left untreated, this damage can cause your teeth to become loose and, eventually, fall out.
It’s common for this disease to go undetected. If you have any of these symptoms, consult with your dentist:
- Gums that are sore, swelling, bleeding, or tender
- Gums that have changed colours
- Teeth that are sensitive for no apparent reason
- Chronic bad breath
Both Dr. Doug McDermid and Dr. Rose Dhillon is a graduate of University of Manitoba Faculty of Dentistry, and they are one of the top-notch and trusted dentists in Winnipeg, MB.