“A journey of a thousand miles starts with a single step”
With our varied dental services, it can be hard to know where to start getting your dental hygiene on track. All you need to do is to let us know what you want for yourself and we’ll get you started on the right track to a happy, hearty and healthy smile. If you already know what part of your oral health you want to be worked on and what services you wish to get, we’ve got you covered as well. All you need to do is to let us know. So what are you waiting for? Here’s a list of the services that we offer.
When evaluating your oral health, our periodontists seek to treat any areas in need of attention in the most efficient manner. We seek to avoid surgical measures to control cost and prevent invasive procedures when possible.
Non-surgical periodontal treatments include a professional dental cleaning along with scaling and root planing.
A professional dental cleaning allows your dentist to remove plaque and tartar that has built up above and below the gum line. A professional dental cleaning is generally performed during your general checkup. Scaling and root planing are additional non-surgical procedures for removing hardened plaque and tartar from the mouth. This second procedure targets deeper pockets affected by bacterial buildup.
Performed under local anesthesia, your perdiodontist will scrap clean affected areas above and below the gum line (scaling) and will smooth the root of any hardened bacteria (planing). In some cases, additional microbial therapy is required to effectively treat any contaminated areas. Both of these procedures target the bacteria that if left untreated, can produce acids that eat away at your teeth leading to tooth decay and gum disease.
If you live in or around Oakville and you have questions about gum treatments or think you may be in need of additional cleaning, please call our offices or fill out an online appointment request form to schedule a consultation with one of our skilled professionals today. Our periodontists are experts in evaluating your oral health.