Periodontics & Gum Therapy
At Interlake Dental Centre, our Selkirk dentists provide periodontal care including the treatment of gum disease, cosmetic gum procedures, and placement of dental implants to replace missing teeth.
What is Gum Disease?
Gum (periodontal) disease infects the supporting tissues of the teeth. It is typically a result of poor oral hygiene habits, which allow plaque to build up on the teeth and harden into tartar, eventually impacting the gums.
Left untreated, gum disease may lead to a number of oral health issues, including inflamed and bleeding gums, a receding gum line, bacteria-filled pockets between the teeth and gums, and eventual bone loss.
Gum Disease Therapy
Depending on the type and severity of disease, periodontal treatment methods may vary. Our dentists will work with you to develop a treatment plan based on your specific case.
Once your periodontal treatment has concluded, our dental team will recommend regular dental examinations and preventive therapy, typically four times a year.
- Preventive Gum Therapy
If the disease is detected in the early stages, preventive therapy will be recommended.
Regular hygiene cleanings and exams are critical to maintaining the health of your gums.
By eating a balanced diet and practicing good oral hygiene at home, you can also significantly reduce your risk of ever getting gum disease.
- Non-Surgical Gum Therapy
Patients with mild gum disease may find that a dental hygienist may be able to reverse it by performing a deep cleaning.
The dental hygienist will scrape away plaque and tartar surrounding and below the gum line, and smooth out any rough areas left behind through a process called scaling and root planing.
- Surgical Gum Therapy
For patients with more advanced forms of gum disease, more invasive surgical treatments may be required to reverse it.
Different types of surgical gum therapy include gum grafting and bone grafting.
Cosmetic Gum Therapy
Do your gums rest too low or high on your teeth, or are you unhappy with your smile? Gum grafting surgery may be right for you. The cosmetic dental procedure can help to even out an uneven gum line and decrease the perceived length of the teeth to give you a smile you can be confident in revealing.
Placing Dental Implants
Periodontics also encompasses the placement of dental implants below the gum line as part of the process to replace missing teeth. Once a dental implant is placed, the gums have healed, and a tooth replacement is added, this procedure can offer a number of oral health benefits.
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LocationInterlake Dental Centre
- Monday: 08:00 am - 05:00 pm
- Tuesday: 08:00 am - 08:00 pm
- Wednesday: 08:00 am - 05:00 pm
- Thursday: 08:00 am - 05:00 pm
- Friday: 08:00 am - 04:00 pm
- Saturday: Closed
- Sunday: Closed