Periodontal Therapy in Waterloo & Kitchener

Gum disease or periodontal disease is one of the most common oral health afflictions that patients suffer from. And because it develops slowly with little to no noticeable symptoms, it can be hard to detect. In fact, without proper treatment, gum disease can cause a host of oral health problems:

  • Bleeding or inflamed gums
  • Chronic bad breath
  • Receding gums
  • Risk of infection
  • Tooth loss

Depending on the severity of your gum disease, we may recommend non–surgical or surgical periodontal therapy. Dr Karen J. Lee, your Waterloo dentist, will examine your condition to choose the appropriate treatment for your needs.


Non-surgical gum therapy is recommended when the gum disease is still in its early stages. This involves using a number of techniques, such as scaling and root planing to eliminate the harmful bacteria and plaque above and below your gumline. Treating gum disease early on can prevent it from becoming more serious and leading to further health complications in the future.


To learn more about periodontal therapy in Waterloo & Kitchener, contact Dr. Karen J. Lee Dentistry at 519 747-3917 or to speak with our staff.