Periodontal Treatment Near You
The skilled and dedicated team at Uplands Dental Clinic goes above and beyond to provide patients with relief from oral health issues such as gum disease. Whether you’re an existing or new patient, we strive to provide personalized and necessary treatment to all patients who are diagnosed with gum disease. Our team provides patients eligible for treatment with a comprehensive overview of what to expect and ensures they are comfortable while in our care.
You deserve to have a smile that’s functional, beautiful, and healthy. To get started with receiving periodontal treatment at our Nanaimo dental clinic, we encourage you to contact our team over the phone or through our website to schedule a consultation.
How Do You Treat Periodontal Disease?
With careful assessment and treatment it is completely possible to halt the progress of periodontitis (or periodontal disease), which is the early stage of gum disease. Treatment is heavily dependent on the stage of gum disease a patient has reached. Advanced cases of periodontal disease frequently require surgical restoration such as denture implants to fully improve one’s ability to eat and talk.
During your assessment, they’ll take a series of x-rays to understand the full extent of the damage you’re dealing with and how to best remedy it.
Regarding more serious stages, root planing and scaling is often the most effective treatment. This is also known as a very deep cleaning. Your dentist will take their time, rotating from one area of your mouth to another, working slowly to clean out any pockets. Depending on your sensitivity levels, they may provide you with a numbing agent, so you stay comfortable while they work. Before you leave, you may also be given a prescription for medication that will help manage the potential for an infection to occur.
Lastly, for those who have advanced periodontitis, your dentist may refer you to an oral surgeon or a periodontist (a dentist who specializes in treating gum issues).
For more information, or if you have any concerns or queries about periodontal treatment in Nanaimo, don’t be afraid to speak with your dentist.