Gum Disease Treatment in Lower Sackville, Nova Scotia

At Sackville Smile Centre, Dr. Fitzpatrick and her team focus much of our energy on preventive care, protecting the teeth and gums and ensuring they stay healthy in between appointments. Even so, some patients require extra periodontal care than others - and, fortunately, we have high-tech solutions for them, too!

For patients who need extra support to maintain healthy gums, we offer state-of-the-art gum disease and periodontal treatment near Lower Sackville and beyond. Our dental team works hard to spot any underlying issues in the gums to ensure you get the treatment that you need as early as possible. Our regular dental cleanings and examinations also include plenty of preventive care and periodontal maintenance! 

What Is Gum Disease?

Dr. Fitzpatrick and dental assistant reviewing patient chartGum disease is a general term for a build-up of bacteria and inflammation of the gum line. Typically speaking, gum disease can be caused by poor oral care routines, skipping dental appointments, genetics, advanced age, or chronic illness. 

If your gum disease is left untreated, you could be at a higher risk for developing the following conditions: 

  • Diabetes
  • Heart Disease
  • Stroke
  • Premature Or Low-Weight Babies 

Symptoms Of Gum Disease

Gum disease is not always obvious to those who are experiencing its earliest phases, which is why it's so important to attend regular dental checkups at Sackville Smile Centre. If you have one or more of the following symptoms, it's time to schedule an appointment with our team as soon as possible:  

  • Tooth and mouth pain
  • Loose teeth
  • Receding, swollen, and painful gums
  • Bleeding while brushing and flossing
  • Mouth sores
  • Bad breath
  • Ill-fitting dentures
  • A change in your bite 

How We Treat Gum Disease

Although gum disease can evolve into a serious condition if left untreated, our team has the right tools, technologies, and know-how to restore your gums to a healthy condition. We offer the following periodontal treatments: 

Scaling and Root Planing (Deep Cleaning)

woman smiling in the dental chair after her deep cleaning appointment at Sackville Smile Centre

Scaling and root planing (SRP) is one of the most common procedures for treating gingivitis by deep cleaning below the gum line and smoothing the surface of the tooth. Scaling and root planing removes plaque, bacteria, and acid buildup that can cause gum inflammation. 

A simple SRP helps to restore and promote healthier teeth, gums, and overall oral health while also preventing all stages of gum disease. 

Surgical Gingivectomies

Dr. Fitzpatrick uses cutting-edge soft surgical techniques to help combat the signs of gum disease. Using advanced technology, our dentist can reshape the gum tissue to protect the teeth and promote optimal periodontal health. 

Advanced Periodontal Care For Healthier Smiles

Take care of your gums and the rest of your body. Contact us at Sackville Smile Centre today

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