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Non-Surgical Gum Therapy

Treat Gum Disease without Surgery at Garden City Dental

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Like many other ailments, gum disease can be quite painless due to its slow progression, and so a thorough periodontal screening and exam at Garden City Dental can help detect problems before they threaten the life of your teeth. More aggressive gum therapies without surgery are possible to eliminate or reduce bacterial poisons and plaque accumulating below the gum line that regular cleaning and polishing have not caught. Treatments that will promote: healing can include

  • Curettage to remove diseased tissue
  • Root planing to remove infected root surfaces
  • Application of medication to affected gums

Local Anaesthesia & Referrals to Specialists

Non-surgical gum therapy may require local anaesthesia. Our well-trained, skillful clinical hygienists perform the procedures under Dr. Rocco Di Paola’s prescription. Dr. Rocco Di Paola’s hygiene team will work with you to assure that you have access to the care that best suits your needs. They will also help you hone your home-care skills so that you can maintain your optimal level of oral health.

Gum disease does not happen overnight and treatment generally is spread out over time in order to assess the procedures’ effectiveness. Garden City Dental refers patients to a periodontist – a specialist in gum disease – if surgery becomes a necessary treatment. Often surgery allows for complete healing of the gum and bone, reduced mobility of teeth and a greatly improved prognosis.

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