Non-surgical gum therapy

Non-surgical gum therapy is an option in aurora

At Aurora Dentistry, our toronto location is proud to offer a conservative non-surgical periodontal therapy that is completely safe. Gum disease is a chronic infection which is a consequence of bacterial plaque and tartar colonizing beneath the superficial gum line. These bacteria are responsible for eventual destruction of the bone that supports the teeth and inevitably will lead to loss of tooth mass and possibly entire teeth if left untreated.Unfortunately, periodontal infections are often progress silently, and can be present for a number of years without significant symptoms even including any pain. Regular visits to your dentist are crucial for this reason, especially if accompanied by the presence of other health problems such as diabetes or heart problems. There are often only subtle signs such as: red or inflamed gums; bleeding gums which bleed for no reason spontaneously and persistent halitosis, otherwise known as bad breath.
At Aurora dentistry, our office offers a comprehensive system for early detection and diagnosis, non-surgical treatment as well as maintenance of the inflammatory phase of periodontal disease for early detection of malignant or premalignant changes in the oral tissues relating to oral cancer. This also includes an individualized treatment executed by a dentist and hygienist to mitigate and ameliorate the infection – this will including recommendations for daily oral home care and maintenance to ensure the fullest success of the procedure.

Frequently asked questions:

What is a pocket?
A pocket is the area between the top of the gum tissue and the bone surrounding the tooth. This area is measured using a probe which is small ruler type instrument. When infected, gum tissue begins to pulls away from the tooth and will bleeds easily. The amount of bone loss around each tooth can be discerned by measuring pocket depth.

What is scaling and root planning?

The focus of scaling and root planning is to removing plaque, staining and calculus from the tooth surface both above and also below the gum line. The process of root planning focuses on solely on eliminating the calculus and/or tartar and bio-film presenting below the gum line through detoxifying tooth root surfaces where disease exists. Along with scaling and root planning, the use of medicaments to will flush or irrigate the pocket areas allowing for healthy reattachment of tissue to root surfaces.

What we hope to accomplish with soft tissue management® (Non-surgical gum therapy program)

  • Gingival (gum) tissue that does not bleed
  • Gingival tissue that is not red, swollen, or tender
  • Fresher breath and taste
  • Reduced pocket depths
  • Control of the periodontal disease
  • Established methods to effectively maintain good oral hygiene

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