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Periodontal Surgery

If you’re diagnosed with periodontal disease, your periodontist may recommend periodontal surgery. This treatment if the tissue around your teeth is unhealthy and cannot be repaired with non-surgical treatment, such as scaling and root planing.

Pocket Depth Reduction

When supporting tissue and bone is destroyed, “pockets” form around the teeth.

Your bone and gum tissue should fit snugly around your teeth like a turtleneck around your neck. When you have periodontal disease, this supporting tissue and bone are destroyed, forming “pockets” around the teeth.

Over time, these pockets become deeper, providing a larger space for bacteria to live. As bacteria develop around the teeth, they can accumulate and advance under the gum tissue. These deep pockets collect even more bacteria, resulting in further bone and tissue loss. Eventually, if too much bone is lost, the teeth will need to be extracted.

Periodontal Surgery

If you have severe gum disease (periodontal disease), our team at Campus Dentist may recommend periodontal surgery. This procedure will help restore the health of your teeth and gums and prevent future gum damage.

If you’ve experienced any of the following symptoms, contact a Campus Dentist clinic near you for treatment. 

  • Red, bleeding or swollen gums
  • Deep pockets between your gums and teeth
  • Teeth loss
  • Receding gums
  • Bad breath

Our dentist will examine your gums and determine the appropriate type of periodontal surgery to perform, if necessary, depending on your individual dental needs. 

  1. Flap surgery: This procedure involves making small incisions in your gums and lifting the tissue back to allow for the removal of tartar and bacteria. After, the gums are stitched back up, so the tissue firmly fits around your teeth.
  2. Bone grafting: Our dentist may recommend bone grafting if the bone surrounding the roots of your teeth is damaged. Usually, the bone graft can be small parts of your bone, a donated bone or a synthetic bone. This surgery helps to prevent teeth loss and may also promote bone regrowth.
  3. Soft tissue grafts: If your gums recede severely, a graft can help to restore the lost tissue. This process involves removing a small portion of tissue from the roof of your mouth and attaching it to to the areas where there is scarce or missing tissue.


After the procedure, you may experience minor bleeding and discomfort, which will usually subside in about a day or two after your procedure. Still, it’s essential to follow your dentist’s post-treatment instructions to ensure you’re back to your normal activities in no time.

Your dentist may also ask you to refrain from smoking after the periodontal surgery in Hamilton, ON. Besides that, your diet should consist of soft foods, such as scrambled eggs, yogurt, pudding, etc., for a week or two after the surgery.

Request an appointment today at Campus Dentist! Our team will be happy to examine your mouth for any dental concerns and provide you with personalized treatment plans.

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Dear Friends and Patients -
Chancellors Way Dental is Moving

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. 

Our new address: Dentist on Campus, University Centre Level 1, University of Guelph, 50 Stone Rd E, Guelph, On N1G 2W1.

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. 

Visits can be requested online,  you can get in touch with us at: or call us at (519) 836-5801. If you have any questions or need any assistance, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us!

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