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Non-surgical Gum Disease Treatment
The link between inflammation of the gums and debilitating or even life threatening systemic disease is real. It is estimated that over 80% of the adult population has periodontal (gum) disease to one degree or another. The link between the chronic inflammation within the mouth may be the engine that drives many of the most feared illnesses of middle and old age such as: Coronary Heart Disease, Stroke, Alzheimer's, Diabetes, Bacterial Pneumonia and Pregnancy Complications.
The therapy provided by our dental hygienists is comprehensive enough to deal with oral inflammation and infection. The sooner treatment is initiated, however, the better we are able to avoid the systemic consequences of infection. Our new comprehensive treatment allows us to more definitively focus on your needs with a new arsenal of weapons to fight chronic inflammation.
At Smile Dental Centre we recommend a conservative non-surgical treatment for periodontal disease. In partnership with an oral health commitment you, this procedure can often halt the disease process. The hygienist will eliminate any debris and calcified deposits with a procedure called scaling and root planning. A focused light from a laser is then used to kill the bacteria that is causing the gum disease and promotes healing of your gums around your teeth.
The laser can also help to increase circulation and collagen formation at the bottom of the periodontal pockets and help revive or rejuvenate the attachment while simultaneously creating an ideal environment for healing.
In addition, lasers may seal off blood vessels and nerve endings lessening bleeding, postoperative pain and swelling. In many cases, due to their gentle and precise nature, lasers are used with little or no anesthetic. Keeping your smile young is a smart investment.