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Periodontics/Scaling & Root Planning

Periodontics/Scaling & Root Planning

Your gums bleed sometimes when you brush your teeth, or maybe you notice that some of your gums are receding, exposing more of certain teeth. What is normal and when is it time to take action? Diagnosed in its early stages, gum disease is easily treatable and reversible.
Well… first of all, your gums should never bleed when brushing or flossing, so if they do, it’s time to take action before the situation worsens. Give Trillium Dentistry a call to schedule an examination. We need to assess the condition of your gums before the condition worsens and you develop more serious gum disease that requires more costly and time-intensive treatment.

What Do Healthy Gums Look Like?

Healthy gums are usually red in color. They don’t appear to be “puffy” or swollen. They don’t bleed when you brush or floss. They have a texture to them that resembles an orange peel. The edges are scalloped and follow the lines of your teeth. And… they don’t hurt.

First-Stage Gum Disease

The first stage of gum disease is known as gingivitis. Symptoms include bleeding gums and inflamed or swollen gum tissue around the teeth. This occurs when plaque and tartar build up around the teeth, infecting the gums. If diagnosed at this stage, gum disease is easily treatable and reversible. If ignored, the condition evolves into Stage Two gum disease

Second stage gum disease

Comprehensive Exams

Preventative dental care is essential to maintaining a healthy smile. During these visits, we will complete a thorough examination of your teeth, gums and other orofacial structures. Dr Kang will inspect the health of your teeth and the integrity of existing dental work.

Digital X-Rays

Scale and Polish

During your visit you may receive a preventive dental cleaning. We will clean your teeth above and below the gumlines to eliminate plaque build-up, tartar and stains. Having your teeth regularly cleaned helps to prevent periodontal (gum) disease that can cause major dental problems, including loss of teeth. We will also review oral hygiene methods with you that will keep your teeth stronger, longer.

Oral Cancer Screenings

Periodontal Assessment