Gum Disease & Gingivitis Treatments - North York, ON
Our team of North York dentists and hygienists are trained in periodontal and gum disease treatments.
Gum disease can begin and advance without any noticeable symptoms, which is why it is important to be screened by your dentist regularly.
Gum disease is a chronic condition. Early treatment helps minimize damage to the gums, teeth and jawbone. Left untreated the disease will progress through it's stages known as:
- advanced periodontitis
Gingivitis is easy to miss. The symptoms are subtle, usually do not cause pain.
Most common symptoms include bad breath, plaque build up and bleeding when flossing.
Gingivitis treatment is undertaken by a series of "deep cleanings" to remove active bacteria, and stop disease progression in it's tracks.
If gingivitis is left untreated, the bacteria multiplies and seeps below the gums, causing "pockets".
Pockets are areas of tissue damage where the gums begin to detach from the tooth, trap more bacteria, and expose the jaw bone to bacteria as well. Your tooth brush at home can not reach these areas to clean out the bacteria.
Treatment for gum disease includes "deep cleanings" and re-assessment, and in some cases, antibiotics or gingival surgery.
In advanced cases, bone loss and tooth loss may occur.
We offer bone regeneration and tooth replacement treatments as well, however it is necessary to quell any active infection and control the bacteria and symptoms before undergoing such treatment.
Our dentists will create a treatment plan for you based on your symptoms and health history.
The best option is early intervention and regular oral hygiene maintenance appointments. Book your appointment today.
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Mon: 9:00am – 8:00pm
Tue: 8:00am – 8:00pm
Wed: 9:00am – 8:00pm
Thu: 8:30am – 8:00pm
Fri: 9:00am – 2:00pm
Sun: By appointment only
496 Lawrence Ave W Suite 30B
North York, ON M6A 1A1