At Markham Smile Centre, we are able to offer conservative, non surgical (gum) therapy (periodontal therapy). Gum disease (gingivitis) is a chronic, often asymptomatic infection that is caused from a build-up of bacterial plaque and tartar under and around the gums. This type of bacteria works to destroy the bone that surrounds and supports the teeth. This type of gum disease can inevitably lead to tooth loss if it is left untreated.
Unfortunately due to the fact that gum disease and periodontal infections are often asymptomatic (painless), they can often be present and unnoticed for many years. There are some subtle signs such as red or inflamed gums, bleeding gums when brushing or flossing, and persistent bad breath.
At Markham Smile Centre, our experienced team of dental professional use an organized system for early detection and diagnosis of gum / periodontal disease. We offer non-surgical treatment and maintenance of inflammation as well as surgical options to deal with more advanced gum disease. We also offer comprehensive oral cancer screening and an individualized treatment plan created by your dentist and hygienist to help to reduce the signs of infection in your mouth. We will also work with you to design a customized recommendation for your daily home care and maintenance.