We will get rid of the bacteria and hardened plaque deposits from your tooth surfaces including the roots that lie beneath the gum line in order to prevent the spread of gum disease, and improve both your oral and overall health.
Inadequate oral hygiene can lead to the development of bacterial plaque on your teeth’s surfaces. This bacteria can have a devastating effect on your mouth, slowly infecting your gums and decaying your tooth structures. This infection causes gums to become inflamed and can lead to detachment between gums and teeth. Periodontal surgery removes the bacteria from the surfaces of teeth as well as below the gum line, reducing inflammation, eliminating harmful bacteria, and leaving you with a healthy mouth and beautiful smile. Investing in periodontics now means a healthier, more comfortable mouth now and in the future. Call our periodontist in Vancouver to take a great step toward better oral health.
We always warmly welcome new patients to our office and accept all major insurance companies. Give us a call at 604-738-7710 or fill out the form to request an appointment.
The only way to prevent gum disease is by removing bacterial plaque and hardened plaque deposits from all tooth surfaces including from the roots that lie beneath the gum line. We use scalers to manually remove these hardened plaque deposits. In addition, we also use leading laser technology to kill the harmful bacteria that resides below the gum line.
Depending on your oral situation, deeper cleaning of the root surfaces may be required. In these cases we might refer you to our periodontist (gum specialist) for a manual plaque removal technique known as root planing or debridement. If the tissues don’t appear to be responding as desired, then antibiotic treatment to reduce bacterial levels might be introduced. Splinting teeth together, or bite adjustment where a tiny bit of tooth enamel is removed to reduce forces received by a particular tooth may also be included to help stabilize loose teeth.
After the surgery you will notice that the gums will rest tightly right up against the tooth. It will also remove all bacteria and prevent the spread of gum disease.
Most of our treatments are covered by a majority of insurance companies. For a more detailed explanation of your coverage please call your service provider.