Periodontal therapy focuses on treating gum diseases through conservative, non-surgical methods. The goal is to manage and control periodontal diseases and restore gum health without the need for surgery. As a result, teeth loss due to weak gums is prevented. U Dental diagnoses gum diseases and offers personalized periodontal treatments in Nepean.
Our dentist also uses periodontal therapy to help patients reduce the risk of several health problems. Periodontal evaluation of gums and teeth can lead to the timely detection of diabetes. Other conditions that the dentist can detect through prompt periodontal therapy include infections outside of the mouth and signs of osteoporosis. Connect with our experienced dentist for a consultation today.
All periodontal therapies at U Dental start with a professional dental cleaning service, which is also offered during routine dental visits. Dental cleaning is necessary to remove plaque and tartar covering the teeth' surface. Once the teeth are clean, our dentist will administer specialized treatment to cure active gum disease.
If your dentist finds plaque and tartar build-up on teeth surfaces, you will be recommended teeth scaling. If not cleaned in time, the bacteria in plaque can create a gap between gums and teeth. These gaps or pockets let plaque and bacteria go below the gum line and cause gum diseases.
Scaling is a deep dental cleaning procedure that rids all hidden or hard-to-reach build-ups of plaque and tartar. The cleaning is done using either hand-held tools or ultrasonic cleaners with great attention to detail. At U Dental, we prefer ultrasonic cleaning devices that break down even hardened dental calculus in much less time than hand-held tools, giving you a thorough and time-efficient cleaning experience.
Root planing is the next step in treating chronic gum disease. It involves smoothing out rough spots that can damage tooth roots, thereby removing any bacteria left in their crevices. Root planing also helps gums to reattach to the teeth.
Scaling and root planing together work effectively to eliminate periodontal disease and foster gum recovery. The dentist may perform the two procedures in one or two visits, depending on plaque and tartar accumulation.
In many cases, the dentist also prescribes medications to control bacterial counts in the mouth. They also soothe swollen gums, which leads to the shrinking of periodontal pockets. You may also be asked to use an antimicrobial mouth rinse at home to prevent any future infections in newly treated gums.