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Periodontics & Gum Therapy

At Sheridan Dental Centre, our dentists provide periodontal care including the treatment of gum disease, implants and cosmetic gum therapy.

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Periodontics, Pickering Dentist

What is Gum Disease?

Gum (periodontal) disease is an infection of the supporting tissues of the teeth. It is typically caused by poor oral hygiene habits that allow plaque to build up on the teeth and harden, eventually affecting the gums. 

If left untreated, gum disease can lead to various oral health issues like inflamed and bleeding gums, a receding gum line, bacteria-filled pockets between the teeth and gums, and eventual bone loss.

Prevention of gum disease involves regular brushing and flossing, routine dental check-ups and cleanings to remove any built-up plaque or tartar. In some cases, more intensive treatments like scaling, root planing or surgery may be necessary to treat the condition.

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Gum Disease Therapy

Periodontal treatment methods depend on the type and severity of the disease. Our dentists will work with you to create a treatment plan based on your particular case. 

Following the completion of your periodontal treatment, our dental team will recommend that you have regular dental examinations and preventive therapy, usually four times a year.

Cosmetic Gum Therapy

You may be a candidate for gum grafting if your gums are too low or too high on your teeth and you are unhappy with your smile. This cosmetic dental procedure may be able to even out an uneven gum line and reduce the perceived length of the teeth, providing you with a smile to be proud of.

Placing Dental Implants

Periodontics also includes the placement of dental implants beneath the gum line as part of the tooth replacement process. This procedure can provide a number of oral health benefits after a dental implant is placed, the gums have healed, and a tooth replacement is added.

New Patients Always Welcome

We are accepting new patients! Don't hesitate to contact us and take the first step toward achieving better oral health outcomes.

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