Periodontal (Gum) Therapy
Gum disease is a serious oral health condition in which the gingival tissue becomes infected and inflamed, often leading to even more damaging complications like gum recession, loose teeth, and even tooth loss. At Foothills Dental Centre in Hinton, AB, Dr. Vu and Dr. Madej have undergone specialized training and taken advanced courses in periodontal surgery so that our patients can receive the comprehensive care they need, all without traveling three hours to Edmonton. Our primary goal is to ensure your continued oral health, and a significant factor in dental wellness is the health of your gums.
Benefits of Periodontal (Deep Cleaning) Surgery
As gum disease develops, small spaces form between the gum tissue and the surfaces of your teeth. These spaces are known as periodontal pockets, and they serve as an ideal environment in which bacteria thrive. When these periodontal pockets become too deep, it is nearly impossible for you to clean all the way down within them to remove the food debris, plaque, tartar, and bacteria that accumulate there. This buildup gradually causes damage to your teeth, gum tissue, and the underlying bone of the jaw.
At Foothills Dental Centre, our doctors provide periodontal surgery to reduce pocket depth, simultaneously cleaning more deeply to remove debris from the spaces between your gums and teeth. We are able to gain access to these areas, remove any irritants that contribute to periodontal disease, and eliminate the presence of toxins that may cause further damage. The procedure also allows us to remove diseased tissue from the root surfaces and inside bony craters, thereby reducing the inflammation of the gingival tissue.
Maintaining Periodontal Health
Following periodontal surgery, we work to develop an oral environment that is conducive to plaque control, making it easier for you to maintain good oral hygiene between routine visits to our office. Throughout your treatment, we will ensure that you are completely comfortable, offering anesthetic and sedation as needed to promote a relaxed, pain-free experience.
At the end of your visit, you will be given a care package with detailed instructions regarding continued oral hygiene and overall dental care. With periodontal pocket reduction surgery, Dr. Vu and Dr. Madej can help you stabilize periodontal disease, helping you keep your natural teeth for a much longer period of time.
Schedule Your Consultation
If you or someone in your family has noticed the tell-tale signs of periodontal disease – including inflammation, bleeding, persistent bad breath, or gum line recession – the time to act is now. Contact us today to learn more about how our advanced periodontal surgery can help you reclaim oral health and protect your smile for years to come. Our state-of-the-art facility in Hinton, AB proudly serves patients from the surrounding areas of Edson, Jasper, Spruce Grove, Grande Cache, and the Drayton Valley.