Non-Surgical Gum Therapy in Waterloo & Kitchener

Do your gums bleed when you floss? Or do you have persistent bad breath? If so, there’s a chance you may some form of gum disease.

 

Because gum disease develops gradually, its symptoms can be hard to notice. The first stage of gum disease, better known as gingivitis, symptoms include bleeding gums and persistent bad breath. As it develops, gingivitis can turn into periodontal disease, which is much more serious. During this stage, your gum tissues will recede causing deep pockets to form between teeth. As the structures supporting your teeth continue to deteriorate, your teeth will loosen and eventually fall out.

 

Fortunately, Dr. Karen J. Lee, your skilled Waterloo dentist, can help! Dr. Lee and her skilled team of hygienists will perform a periodontal screening in order to determine if you have gum disease. If you do have it and if it’s serious enough, we may recommend non-surgical gum therapy to treat your condition.

 

Non-surgical gum therapy involve using a number of techniques, such as curettage and root planing, to eliminate the harmful bacteria and tartar below the gumline.

 

Curettage surgically removes the infected tissues that surround the teeth, while root planing thoroughly cleans the gums to eliminate the infection and prevent it from spreading further. To ensure your complete comfort, these procedures are often performed while patients are under the effects of local anesthesia.

 

Are you ready to give your oral health a boost? Contact Dr. Lee, your gum therapy dentist in Waterloo, at 519 747-3917 to set up an appointment today.