Periodontics in London, Ontario
Periodontics is the branch of dentistry that deals with your gums and the support structures for your teeth. Keeping your gums healthy is an important part of dental care, because your gums protect the vulnerable tissues beneath them from infection. Take a look at a few of the services we offer.
A frenectomy is the surgical removal of connective tissue in your mouth. Sometimes these tissues, like the one between your upper gums and your upper lip, can be too tight and can cause discomfort. Removal of the tissue eases the discomfort.
Scaling and Root Planing
The gum surrounding the roots of your teeth is vulnerable. Irritants such as tartar or irregularities on the surface of your roots can irritate your gums, which can lead to them becoming infected. Scaling and root planing are treatments we use to remove tartar and smooth the roots of your teeth to prevent irritation.
When a tooth is badly damaged and can’t be repaired, it will need to be extracted to prevent damage to your other teeth. Extractions are performed under local anesthetic and we take precautions to prevent post-extraction complications. There are also many possibilities to replace an extracted tooth, including bridges and dental implants.
The best way to keep your gums healthy is to have regular dental examinations.Call us today to make an appointment.