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Periodontal Disease Therapy in Kelowna

Periodontal disease, or gum disease, is a leading cause of tooth loss and is tied to a host of other conditions. Our dentists offer an array of gum disease treatments to help you get your oral health back on track.

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The health of your gums can impact your whole body

Periodontal disease is a bacterial infection that, if not treated, can destroy the soft tissues and bone that hold your teeth in place. While in its early stages, gum disease can be reversed, once it advances to the more severe form, called periodontitis, it can have serious consequences. If periodontitis isn’t managed, it can cause teeth to loosen and fall out. It has also been linked to health conditions, including coronary artery disease, rheumatoid arthritis and diabetes.

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Gum disease treatment at Burtch Dental

Our dentists will work with you to create an individualized treatment plan. While every patient is unique, treatment could include one or more of the following:

  • Scaling and Root Planing – a type of deep cleaning that removes plaque and tartar (hardened plaque) from beneath the gum tissue
  • Gum Grafting – a procedure that replaces lost gum tissue to protect the tooth roots
  • Periodontal Cosmetic Surgery – treatments to reshape the gum tissue to improve aesthetics and function
  • Crown Lengthening Surgery – a procedure that exposes more of the tooth to secure a dental crown or enhance the appearance of the smile
  • Bone Grafting – bone grafting material is placed where bone is lost to provide a scaffold for the body to create new bone
  • Dental Implants – a titanium post is implanted in the jawbone to act as the tooth’s root and support a dental crown

Benefits Of Periodontal Disease Therapy

Restores gum health

Periodontal disease treatment is aimed at eliminating the infection and treating the diseased tissue to improve the health of your gums.

Keeps teeth in place

Treatment prevents the infection from spreading and further damaging the supporting tissue and bone, which helps you avoid tooth loss.

Benefits your oral and overall health

Managing gum disease is good for your oral health, as well as your overall health since it has been tied to systemic conditions.