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Preventive Care and Gum Treatments

Did you know that there is a STRONG link between oral health and your general health? Periodontal (gum) disease has been linked to heart attacks, stroke, and diabetes amongst many other systemic health conditions. Researches show that approximately 75 – 80% of adults have gum disease of various levels and 50% of these individuals will lose, at least, one tooth prematurely. To avoid all that, you should keep your frequent visits to your dentist and hygienist, which may be every 3, 4 or 6 months, depending on your periodontal (gum) condition. Cavities and gum (periodontal) disease, if diagnosed and treated at an early stage, will prevent further breakdown, which could cause pain, discomfort, more complex and costly treatment and/or premature tooth loss. The ideal foundation for natural teeth, restored teeth and dental implant consists of healthy gum tissue and bone. Gum disease is the most common cause of bone loss. For cases from generalized gingivitis to moderate gum disease we offer a treatment called Soft Tissue Management. Soft Tissue Management is geared toward helping people regain and maintain desired levels of periodontal health. Two phases are applied:
The Sanative Phase
Comprised of scaling and debridement of the roots and gum tissues under local anesthetic (mechanical and ultrasonic instrumentation, it is intended to remove sub gingival deposits, eliminate infection, and detoxify the periodontal tissues. Adjuncts such as sub gingival irrigation, Biolase Diode laser treatments will enhance debridement and healing capabilities. During oral hygiene instruction, a plaque disclosing solution will be applied as an indicator of areas that need home care improvement. An electric toothbrush will be recommended as a part of the patient’s home care as well as chlorhexidine rinse. Note that the success of the program is dependent on changes you have to make to your home care daily routines (regular proper brushing and flossing) to obtain and maintain optimal levels of oral health. Equally important is your commitment to keeping up with regular hygiene maintenance schedule designed to meet your periodontal needs.
The Re-Evaluation
This phase is done six weeks following the last appointment of the soft tissue management program. This is to ensure that our goals are being attained. The goals of the Soft Tissue Management Program are as follows:
    • Gums that are not red, swollen, tender and do not bleed
    • Reattachment of gum tissue to the tooth surface
    • Flushing out bacteria in pockets
    • Reducing pocket depth
    • Fresher breath and taste
    • Smooth tooth surfaces
    • Know effectively how to maintain good oral hygiene and control periodontal disease

Remember: healthy gums DO NOT bleed!

Embrace a Healthier Smile with Lawrence Park Dental in North York!

We believe that a healthy smile starts with prevention. Our dedicated team of dental professionals in North York is committed to providing comprehensive preventive dental care for you and your family.
Come meet our team of hygienists at Lawrence Park Dental! Invest in the longevity of your smile! Request your preventive dental appointment or call us at (416) 488-7454.

Why Choose Preventive Dental Care at Lawrence Park Dental?

  • Early Detection: Regular check-ups and cleanings help us catch potential issues before they become major problems.
  • Customized Care Plans: We tailor our preventive care to your unique oral health needs, ensuring a personalized approach to keeping your smile radiant.
  • Patient Education: We empower you with knowledge about good oral hygiene practices, enabling you to take an active role in maintaining your dental health.

Request Your Preventive Dental Appointment Today! We look forward to helping you achieve and maintain a lifetime of optimal oral health!

Periodontitis and Your Health