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.
LASER-ASSISTED THERAPY (LANAP)
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.
PERIODONTAL PLASTIC SURGERY
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.
For healthy gums!
Stay alert for signs of gum disease.
Red, swollen or sensitive gums
Gums that have pulled away from the teeth, loose or separating teeth
Persistent bad breath. Pus between the teeth and gums.
A change in the way the teeth fit together. A change in the fit of partial dentures.