Gum Disease, Gingivitis and Infected Gums – Gum Treatment in Ottawa
Gum disease is a common oral health condition may be people suffer from. In fact, you may have gum disease and not even realize it.
Gum disease has 2 main stages:
Gingivitis – The earlier stage of gum disease, which symptoms include swollen, tender or bleeding gums.
Periodontal disease – The later and more serious form of gum disease, which symptoms include gum recession, deep gum pockets and loose teeth.
As you can see, gum disease in the later stages is much more serious. However, if treated early enough, gum disease is reversible.
Towngate Dentall recommends non-surgical gum therapy to treat gum disease in its early stages. This involves using scaling, root planing and medication to cleanse and treat the affected areas. We use soft tissue laser to help with bacterial control in deep gum pockets and localized antibiotics placed directly in the pockets in small increments. We also use laser for precise gum pockets measurements.