If you are dealing with periodontal disease, you have plenty of options when it comes to dental treatment. At Beddington Dental in Calgary, AB, we offer patients non-surgical options to restore their gums. While it does have some limitations, it is the least invasive and least expensive way to treat periodontal diseases. Whatever issues that remain after non-surgical treatment can indicate the need for surgery, but you can speak with your dentist about laser surgery for your dental treatment.
You may have heard of this procedure before, but let’s take a look at precisely what it is. Scaling and root planning involves carefully cleaning the roots of teeth to remove calculus and plaque that has gotten into the periodontal pockets of your gums. Your dentist will also smoothen the root of the tooth to remove bacteria and prevent it from sticking onto teeth or the gums. Additional steps may be added to treatment, and several visits will likely be needed in order to completely treat gum disease.
With this system, a tray is fitted over the mouth of the patient to administer medication that a dentist has prescribed to them for treatment. The trays are similar to fluoride trays and are used in the comfort of your home. They work to safely and effectively treat diseases in the gums without resorting to surgery.
When you are considering treatment options for your periodontal disease, your dentist will discuss all options with you before making a decision. The type of treatment is determined by the severity of your gum disease and how well each treatment option may work for you. If you have received non-surgical treatment and have not seen improvement, then it may be time to discuss surgical treatment for your gum disease.
Your Beddington Dental dentist will look at your teeth to diagnose gum disease and determine how severe your condition is. Once this is determined, treatment can be discussed, and you can get relief from the negative symptoms of gum disease and decay. Speak with a dentist near you about your oral health and gums.