Non-Surgical Gum Therapy in Calgary, Alberta

Even if you regularly brush and floss your teeth, it’s still possible to develop gum disease. This is one of the most common oral problems that Canadians face today. And because gum disease develops gradually over time, often without painful or noticeable symptoms, it can be hard to notice. If gum disease is detected and if it's serious enough, we may recommend non-surgical gum therapy. This type of therapy involves using a number of methods which include local medication, curettage, and root planing. Regardless of which method we decide to use, your therapy sessions will be spread out over a period of time to maximize overall effectiveness. This also allows us to continually assess your condition so we can choose the best course of action. 

Local medication involves administrating a powerful medication into the affected areas to prevent the gum disease from spreading its infection.

Curettage is the process of removing the chronically irritated and inflamed tissues so that healthy tissue can grow and their place.

Root planning removes and smooths micro amounts of the root surfaces so that it can heal properly.

If these methods are insufficient to stop the gum disease, we may recommend a periodontist for a surgical intervention. Our dedicated dental team will work with you to ensure that you receive the appropriate care. Contact your Calgary Dentist at Shawnessy Dental Centre to schedule an appointment today.