The treatments

We treat gum disease, regenerate both bone and soft tissues


    The majority of periodontitis cases can be treated by non-surgical therapy that consists in cleaning the periodontal pockets by removing the dental plaque and tartar from the dental surfaces.

    - Under local anaesthesia, the roots are carefully cleaned using manual and ultrasound instruments.
    - Antibiotics can also be prescribed if justified by the diagnosis.
    - In certain cases, a photodynamic disinfection (Periowave) can be performed.

    The treatments must be accompanied by ongoing impeccable daily hygiene and monitoring of the risk factors in order to obtain optimal results.


    In certain cases, non-surgical therapy is insufficient for treating periodontitis. In such cases, resective surgery (reduction of the pockets by removing tissues) or regenerative surgery (correction of the bone defects) could be indicated.


    We are now able to propose a different approach to periodontal treatment. This minimally invasive surgical technique promotes the regeneration of the periodontal tissues without sutures, incisions or grafting materials often required during conventional treatments.


    Several types of surgeries can be indicated to improve the appearance or the function of the periodontal tissues.


    The goal of this procedure is to add more gum tissue, either to cover the exposed root, increase the quality of the tissue or both. When root coverage is possible, the sensitivity of the teeth can be treated. The quality of the gums is particularly important for orthodontic treatments (braces) and for the fabrication of fixed or removable prostheses.


    The fabrication of fixed prostheses (crowns and bridges) requires a certain amount of exposed dental structure in order to ensure the solidity of the work and provide sufficient distance between the prostheses and the periodontium. If a tooth is broken too low, it could require removal of gingival tissue or bones. The same procedure can be used to improve the aesthetics of the front teeth and can be combined with orthodontic movement.


    Gingival surgery modifies the contour of the gums to improve aesthetics and function.


    Several skin or systemic diseases can lead to oral manifestations, on the gums for instance. An additional clinical examination can be requested by your dentist. If necessary, a biopsy, or histological examination, can be performed to diagnose the nature of a tissue.

The periodontium

The periodontium is what surrounds the teeth. The teeth are supported by the alveolar bone to which fibres (the periodontal ligament) are attached. The bone is covered by a pinkish mucosa called the gums.


Periodontitis is an infectious and inflammatory disease of the tissues supporting the teeth. The mouth is home to a great variety of bacteria, often beneficial. With adequate oral hygiene and good oral health, the immune system maintains periodontal balance and health. If an imbalance arises between the bacteria and immune factors, the gums will become inflamed and will detach from the teeth. The crevasses in the gums will deepen and the underlying pockets will promote harmful bacteria with the accumulation of tartar under and on the gums. This inflammation provokes the destruction of the support tissues and ultimately the loss of teeth.

The periodontist

The periodontist is a dentist who specializes in the treatment of gum disease and the bones supporting the teeth. His practice also includes periodontal surgery and dental implants. In addition to a dentistry course, the periodontist is required to take a 3 year specialization course in periodontics and must obtain a specialization license from the Ordre des dentistes du Québec, which requires successfully completing an examination of The Royal College of Dentists of Canada.

For healthy gums!

Stay alert for signs of gum disease.

Your gums

Red, swollen or sensitive gums

Your teeth

Gums that have pulled away from the teeth, loose or separating teeth

Oral hygiene

Persistent bad breath. Pus between the teeth and gums.

A change

A change in the way the teeth fit together. A change in the fit of partial dentures.

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