Non-surgical gum therapy

Non-surgical option

Non-surgical Gum Therapy Is An Option At Birchmount Dental Group At Birchmount Dental Group we offer a safe and conservative non-surgical periodontal therapy. Gum disease is a chronic infection caused by bacterial plaque and tartar colonizing under the superficial gum line. This bacterium eventually causes bone destruction. If untreated, it will eventually lead to loss of tooth mass or even loss of entire teeth.Periodontal infections can be there for years before noticed, showing no symptoms and causing no pain.

Going to see a dentist is imperative, especially if you suffer from other health conditions like diabetes or heart problems. There are subtle signs such red or inflamed gums, gums that bleed for no reason, and halitosis (bad breath). At Birchmount Dental Group we specialize in early detection and diagnosis. We offer a non-surgical treatment and maintenance of the inflammatory phase of gum disease for early detection of malignant or premalignant changes in oral tissue, relating to oral cancer.

Frequently asked questions

What is a Pocket? This is the area between the bone surrounding the tooth and the top of the gum tissue. It is measured with a small ruler looking probe. When the gum tissue is infected it bleeds easily and pulls away from the tooth. The bone loss surrounding each tooth can be calculated by measuring the pocket depth. What is scaling and root planning?
What is Scaling and Root Planning?

The purpose of this process is to remove plaque, staining and calculus from the tooth above and below the gum line. Root planning focuses on the area below the gum line through detoxifying tooth root surfaces where there is disease. Along with this process, medicaments will flush the pocket area to allow for healthy reattachment of tissue to root surfaces.

Non-Surgical Gum Therapy Program

What we hope to accomplish with Soft Tissue Management

  • Gingival (gum) tissue that does not bleed
  • Gingival tissue that is not red, swollen, or tender
  • Fresher breath and taste
  • Reduced pocket depths
  • Control of the periodontal disease
  • Established methods to effectively maintain good oral hygiene

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