Gum treatment is often grouped into 2 different treatments: periodontal treatment and gum grafts. Periodontal treatment will be necessary when bacteria accumulates under the gums. A graft, on the other hand, is necessary when part of the gum is lost due to excessive tooth brushing, malocclusion or clenching of teeth.
Periodontal treatments consist of addressing periodontal diseases caused by plaque and the bacteria it can harbor.
They range from simple inflammation of the gums to severe gum disease that can lead to significant damage to the soft tissues and bones that support the teeth.
The main goal of this treatment is to control the bacteria that causes infections. Since the mouth is an entry point for the whole body, if left untreated, bacteria in the gums can then enter the immune system through bleeding and weaken it.
If gingivitis is not treated, your gum begins to detach from your teeth, exposing the roots and creating pockets of bacteria. Without proper support from a healthy gum, the affected teeth become mobile and eventually fall out.
It is important to consult us if you experience any of the following symptoms:
• Bleeding gums
• Swollen or sensitive gums
• Significant accumulation of plaque or tartar
• Mobile teeth
• Gum recession
We offer the option of nitrous oxide sedation. This will help you feel at ease and will allow you to drive right after your appointment.