Non-Surgical Gum Therapy | Soft Tissue Laser Therapy Calgary, Alberta

Did you know that even with good oral hygiene, it’s still possible to develop gum disease? Gum disease can be difficult to notice since it often develops without any painful or noticeable symptoms. Thus, the best way to check and treat gum disease is with regular dental checkups with your dentist.

During your checkup, we will check for signs of gum disease. If it is discovered and depending on how severe it is, we may recommend non-surgical gum therapy. Gum therapy helps to remove the harmful plaque and toxins below the gum line that is causing the infection. This involves using a number of techniques, including curettage, root planing and the administration of local medication.

Curettage involves removing infected tissues that are causing your gums to be chronically inflamed. Once the infected tissues are removed, it can allow for healing to occur. Root planing smoothes and removes tiny amounts of the root surfaces so that they can heal as well. These two techniques are often performed at the same time to ensure that your gums are free of the harmful plaque and toxins that are causing the infection.

To ensure that gum therapy is a success, your treatments are usually spread out over a period of time. This allows us to continuously assess your situation and ensure that your gums are healing properly. If needed, we may also refer you to a gum specialist (periodontist) should surgery be needed.

To learn more about gum therapy, contact Dr. Daniel Yu, Southwest Calgary Dentist, to set up an appointment today.