Periodontics is the treatment of problems associated with the gums such as gingivitis and periodontal disease. Sensitive, swollen or bleeding gums while brushing or flossing is a sign of gingivitis. If the gums worsen, it can lead to periodontal disease. This will cause the gums to recede and develop pockets between the teeth. In time, food and debris get stuck in these pockets and further deterioration occurs.
At Lord Dufferin, strive to find any periodontal issues quickly and treat them right away. Treatments can include medication, scaling or root planing. If the disease has progressed further, periodontal surgery can be performed including bone grafting, frenectomy, crown lengthening or flap surgery. All can be completed in the comfort of our office.
What Happens at an Appointment
A dentist will examine the gum tissue and go over what treatment plan is right for you. You’ll be on the mend in no time.
If you have been having sensitive or bleeding gums, don’t delay. Call 519-938-9500 for a consultation.
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