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 can include local medication, curettage, as well as root planing. Regardless of which method your Calgary dentist chooses to use, your designated 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 administering a powerful type of medication specifically into the affected areas to help prevent gum disease from spreading to affect the surrounding healthy gum tissue.


Curettage is the process of removing an extremely thin layer of the infected, chronically irritated and inflamed tissues so that healthy tissue can grow in its place.


Root planning removes and smooths an extremely thin layer of the root surface of the tooth in order to allow your gums to properly heal in an environment that’s less prone to bacterial infection.


At Shawnessy Dental Centre, your Calgary dentist can tell you which treatment option will work best for you. If these methods are insufficient to stop the spread of 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 us today at Shawnessy Dental Centre to schedule an appointment. If you’d prefer, you should also feel free to request an appointment online.

Last Updated On 2019-10-21