Calgary Periodontal or Gum Disease Treatment Services 

Periodontal treatment methods depend upon the type and severity of the disease. Your dentist and dental hygienist will evaluate for periodontal disease and recommend the appropriate gum disease treatment.

Periodontal disease progresses as the sulcus (pocket or space) between the tooth and gums gets filled with bacteria, plaque, and tartar, causing irritation to the surrounding tissues.  When these irritants remain in the pocket space, they can cause damage to the gums and eventually, the bone that supports the teeth!

If the disease is caught in the early stages of gingivitis, and no damage has been done, one to two regular cleanings will be recommended.  You will also be given instructions on improving your daily oral hygiene habits and having regular dental cleanings.

If the disease has progressed to more advanced stages, a special periodontal cleaning called scaling and root planing (deep cleaning) will be recommended.  It is usually done one quadrant of the mouth at a time while the area is numb.  In this procedure, tartar, plaque, and toxins are removed from above and below the gum line (scaling) and rough spots on root surfaces are made smooth (planing).  This procedure helps gum tissue to heal and pockets to shrink.  Medications, special medicated mouth rinses, and an electric tooth brush may be recommended to help control infection and healing.

If the pockets do not heal after scaling and root planing, periodontal surgery may be needed to reduce pocket depths, making teeth easier to clean.  Your dentist may also recommend that you see a periodontist (specialist of the gums and supporting bone). 

Gum Disease Treatments Options Can Include 

If you are suffering from gum disease, we know you want to know your options quickly. When you take control of your oral health quickly, you can say goodbye to gum disease for good. Our state-of-the-art gum disease treatment options can help restore your gums to their former health and give you the confident, beautiful smile that you deserve sooner than you think. 

Gum Disease Symptoms can include: 

painful gum line

consistent bleeding gums

What is gum disease?  

Gum disease, also known as periodontal disease, is a common mouth and gum condition in which the gums and bone supporting the teeth become infected and damaged. If you leave gum disease untreated, the gum disease can lead to tooth loss and serious health problems. But with the right treatment, it is possible to reverse the effects of gum disease and get your oral health back on track. If you are nervous in the dentist chair, consider trying out sedation dentist options for a calmer dentist experience. 

Our Gum Disease Treatments 

Our team of experienced dental professionals is here to help you every step of the way, from diagnosis to treatment and beyond. At Fusion Dental, we offer a range of treatments to help you combat gum disease and achieve a healthy, beautiful smile. Our team of experienced dental professionals will work with you to determine the best course of treatment for your specific needs.

Here are the gum disease treatment options we offer:

Scaling and root planing:

This procedure involves removing plaque and tartar from the teeth, as well as smoothing out the roots to help the gums reattach to the teeth. Scaling and root planing is usually performed in two or more visits. 

Laser gum surgery:

For more advanced cases of gum disease, we may recommend laser gum surgery. This minimally invasive procedure uses a laser to remove infected tissue and kill bacteria, promoting faster healing and reducing the risk of infection.

Gum graft surgery: If gum disease has caused significant gum recession, we may recommend gum graft surgery to restore the gum line and protect the roots of the teeth. During this procedure, a small piece of gum tissue is taken from another area of the mouth and grafted onto the affected area.

Antibiotic therapy:

In some cases, gum disease may be treated with antibiotics to kill bacteria and reduce inflammation. In addition to these treatments, we also offer preventative care such as regular cleanings and custom mouth guards to help our patients maintain healthy gums and prevent gum disease.

If you are experiencing symptoms of gum disease, such as red, swollen gums, bleeding while brushing, or loose teeth, don't delay in seeking treatment.

Don't let gum disease control your life any longer. Take the first step towards a healthier, more confident smile today.  

Learn about our dental services like mercury filling removal services, veneers or crowns, cavity filling services, or options for clear braces and clear aligners to straighten your teeth. These look like a clear teeth aligner that is less visible to the eye.  Contact our caring team to schedule a consultation and learn more about our gum disease treatments. We look forward to helping you achieve the smile you deserve.