Periodontitis, also known as gum disease, is a severe infection that may damage your gum tissue and jaw bone. Without treatment, the gum infection may lead to tooth loss. The good news is that you can reverse and prevent this dental issue by brushing your teeth at least twice daily, flossing and scheduling routine dental check-ups and cleaning.
Periodontal treatment doesn’t have to include any form of surgery. Our dentist in Guelph, ON, recommends non-surgical periodontal treatments, such as scaling and root planing to help restore your dental health.
First, your dentist near you carefully cleans the root surfaces to remove plaque and calculus [tartar] that form between your teeth and gums. Next, your dentist will do root planing, which smoothens your tooth root to help your gums reattach to your teeth. Our dentist may recommend antimicrobial agents or oral antibiotics to help with your recovery from the procedure.
If necessary, our Campus Dentist team may need to perform host modulation, which involves administering additional medication into the gums to repair the effects of long-term gum disease or prevent further infections. In severe cases, our dentist may recommend periodontal surgery to restore your dental health.
Most patients don’t require any further active treatment after scaling and root planing, including surgical therapy. However, we recommend scheduling routine dental checkups and cleanings to ensure your teeth and gums remain healthy.
Request an appointment today at a Campus Dentist clinic near you.
We are excited to announce that Chancellors Way Dental will be relocating as of September 6th, 2021 (after Labour Day long weekend). We will be merging with our nearby practice of Campus Dentist, located at the University of Guelph in the Student Center on the first level.
You, our valued patients, can be assured that we will continue to practice the same high standard of dentistry with the continuity and expertise of our caring, well-trained, and compassionate staff as you have become accustomed. Our office will continue to provide the best care possible and accept the same insurance plans. We realize that change can be difficult but we hope to make the transition as smooth as possible for you. Our staff will be there to help and we have included all the details regarding our new location, including address, phone number and office hours. It has been a pleasure working with you and we look forward to seeing you at our new location.
Stay healthy, be safe, and don’t forget to brush and floss! We are always accepting new patients and we are so excited that you chose us!
Campus Dentist Team