Periodontitis Treatment

For patients suffering from the periodontitis, the advanced form of gum disease, there are a number of options for treatment available (both surgical and non-surgical). The treatment plan assigned will depend on a patient’s unique case and conditions.

In many cases, antimicrobial and anti-macrobiotic therapies in conjunction with a proper daily oral hygiene routine will help to sufficiently treat early stages of periodontitis.

In other more advanced cases of periodontitis, periodontal surgery may be required in order to restore gum tissue that has receded or been lost due to infection. The goal of periodontal surgery is to cleanse the infected area, decrease pocket depths (the level of detachment between the gum line and tooth due to disease), and to restore the soft tissues for a healthier, more attractive gum line that can be maintained with regular oral hygiene practices.

What happens if periodontitis is left untreated?

Gum disease begins as gingivitis, where the health of the gums can be easily restored through fixing improper or lazy oral care habits. A common sign of gingivitis is bleeding of the gums with brushing or flossing.

However, once gingivitis is not addressed and poor habits are continued, it will advance to periodontitis - and with enough progression, the gums and underlying bone will deteriorate, and the teeth will no longer have a support system. This is why early treatment is critical in order to restore gum health and save the teeth from eventually becoming loose and, ultimately, lost.

The best course of action against periodontitis is prevention

Proper daily brushing and flossing, along with routine professional hygiene appointments with our Thornhill dentist and hygienist are imperative for the prevention of infection in the mouth - whether it be gum disease or tooth decay. If it’s been longer than 6 months since your last dental visit, don’t wait any longer!

Are your gums in need of professional periodontal treatment in Thornhill?

Our team would be happy to help you get your gums back on the right track to optimal health. Schedule your appointment with our friendly Thornhill Smiles Dental team today.