Gum disease results when the gums and tissues that surround your teeth get infected. It can lead to serious complications such as lost teeth, and it has been linked to heart disease. Early detection and treatment are key to preventing gum disease. We provide periodontal services to keep your gums and supporting tissues healthy.
Frenectomies are used to treat conditions such as when a baby or child is “tongue-tied,” that is, when the connective tissue that holds their tongue in place is too tight. We surgically loosen or remove the tissue to provide relief from the tension and discomfort.
Scaling and Root Planing
Deep cleaning procedures such as scaling and root planing are used to clean the teeth above the gum line. Scaling removes tartar and plaque build-up that can cause inflammation and infections. Root planing is a similar procedure, but it is used to smooth the roots to remove any rough areas or tartar buildup that wasn’t removed during scaling.
Extractions are needed when a tooth is impacted or badly damaged, or if the supporting tissue around the tooth has deteriorated and can no longer support the tooth. We may also extract teeth during orthodontic treatment. Extractions are performed under local anesthetic.
Regular cleaning and dental exams are a vital part of preventing gum infections. Contact us today to book an appointment.