Periodontics in Toronto
Prevention is the first line of defense against harmful gum disease. Our periodontics services are offered to ensure your continued oral health and keep tooth decay away.
Scaling and root planing
When you come in for your annual teeth cleaning, scaling and root planing is a vital part of the procedure. We use special tools to scrape away the buildup of plaque and tartar. Left untreated, this bacteria-filled material will irritate and infect your gums, leaving them red, painful and inflamed. Scaling and root planing is a preventative treatment against bacterial gum infections.
If your tooth has been damaged beyond repair, it may need to be removed in order to prevent the spread of damage and restore your oral health. Your tooth extraction procedure will be done with anesthesia to ease any pain and anxiety you may feel. Once the tooth is extracted, the socket will be filled with a special material to prevent damage to the soft tissues.
Some people may not have enough jawbone tissue to place an implant due to bone erosion. In this case, a bone graft may be performed to give your jaw the needed density. Having an implant placed in the jawbone will help to prevent future erosion from happening.
Call us today to book your periodontics appointment and be proactive about your oral health.