Periodontics in Windsor
Gum disease can exist without symptoms. This dangerous condition can result in lost teeth, and it can have a serious impact on your overall health. The best defence against gum disease is good dental hygiene, combined with regular dental exams. We provide specialized services to keep your gums healthy and to prevent and treat gum disease.
Scaling and Root Planing
Tartar can build up on the roots of your teeth and irritate the surrounding tissues. To remedy this, we remove the tartar during a deep hygiene appointment. Similarly, infections around the roots of your teeth can affect the surface of your teeth. We use root planing to remove the damage from the root so the tissue can heal.
Extraction is a last-resort measure to protect your mouth from a damaged or infected tooth. We usually only recommend extraction after we’ve tried everything possible to save the tooth from being lost. We extract the tooth to prevent infection and damage to your gums, jawbone, and other teeth. Extractions are performed using anesthetic and we offer replacement options including dental implants.
Crown lengthening involves removing small amounts of gum tissue from around one or more teeth. We use it to reveal more of the teeth to make them appear longer for cosmetic reasons, or to prepare a tooth for a crown or other restoration.