Good periodontal health is the foundation for strong teeth. Village Lane Dental Centre aids patients in achieving optimal oral health with periodontal care and maintenance in Okotoks, AB. Schedule a consultation with Dr. George Chao and his team of dental professionals, and explore options for treatment to help you reach a better smile.
Improving Your Dental Health
Gums hold your teeth in place. When patients have poor gum health, it degrades the entire dental system, weakening and loosening teeth. Gum disease occurs when tartar builds up below the gum line and develops periodontal pockets. These areas house bacteria that contribute to inflammation causing systemic issues, such as heart disease, diabetes, and Alzheimer’s disease.
Maintaining a dedicated hygiene routine at home ensures plaque is removed before it can turn to tartar. In cases where the earliest stage of gum disease has advanced to periodontitis, periodontal treatment involving scaling and root planing is necessary to eliminate tartar buildup.
Periodontal Treatment and Care in Okotoks, AB
Patients coming to Village Lane Dental Centre undergo an extensive examination using digital x-rays, intraoral cameras, and probing to diagnose the health of bones and gums. We collaborate with local periodontists to determine treatment and ensure patients receive quality care for their gums. If treatment is necessary, our experienced hygienists conduct deep cleanings using ultrasonic instruments that provide improved comfort for patients.
Our office supplies supplemental procedures to aid in the recovery and maintenance of gum health. Hygienists at Village Lane Dental Centre administer pocket reduction and disinfection medication to encourage recovery and reduce healing time. Custom-fitted trays ensure medication is administered evenly across the gums.
Platelet rich fibrin (PRF) therapy is utilized to shorten healing time and improve outcomes following periodontal surgery, extraction, and other surgical options.
A gingivectomy removes diseased tissue and reshapes it to reduce pockets and improve the esthetic. Other surgical options such as flap surgery, connective-tissue grafts, and crown lengthening are available to treat gums that have receded and restore health. Additionally, Village Lane Dental Centre offers surgical options for bone grafting and remodeling to enhance the foundation for teeth.
The goal of periodontal care is to encourage healthy gums and bones. Village Lane Dental Centre continues seeing patients after initial treatment for follow up appointments and maintenance. Perio charting tracks your progress as you make your way to a healthier smile.
Schedule an appointment with a dentist from Village Lane Dental Centre to receive an examination and determine your treatment by calling or visiting our dental practice in Okotoks.