Next-Level Gum Care
Are you dealing with gum disease or experiencing tooth loss? With the help of periodontics, you can improve your oral health and give yourself a smile you can be proud of!
Periodontics is a branch of dentistry focusing on the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of gum disease. It involves various procedures, such as scaling and root planing, to remove plaque and tartar buildup, reduce inflammation and prevent further damage to the gums.
With periodontal treatment, you can effectively address the underlying causes of gum disease and prevent further complications, such as tooth loss. Additionally, periodontics can also help enhance the aesthetics of your smile by addressing issues like receding gums or gummy smiles.
Meet Our Periodontist
Dr. Alleyn is Gloucester Dental Centre's resident periodontist. Dr. Alleyn offers a wide range of periodontal treatments at our clinic, including implant placement and gum surgeries.Meet Dr. Alleyn
Gum Disease Therapy
Periodontal treatment methods depend upon the type and severity of the disease. Our periodontist will work with you to develop a treatment plan that is unique to your needs.
Following the completion of your periodontal treatment, our specialist will provide you guidance on how to maintain your oral hygiene and prevent gum disease from recurring. This may include changes to your at-home brushing and flossing routine and more frequent professional cleanings throughout the year.
Preventive Gum Therapy
If gum disease is detected early on, preventive therapy will be prescribed.
Regular hygiene cleanings and checkups are essential for keeping your gums healthy.
You can also minimize your risks of developing gum disease by practicing good dental hygiene at home and maintaining a balanced diet.
Non-Surgical Gum Therapy
A deep cleaning by a dental hygienist may be enough to treat mild gum disease in patients.
Through a process known as scaling and root planing, the dental hygienist will scrape away plaque and tartar around and below the gum line. They will also smooth any rough areas left behind.
Surgical Gum Therapy
More extensive surgical therapies such as gum grafting may be required to reverse gum disease if the condition has reached more advanced stages.
Cosmetic Gum Procedures
Cosmetic gum surgery, or gum contouring, can help reshape uneven gum lines and remove excess tissue. The procedure aims to improve the look of your smile by enhancing symmetry.
Placing Dental Implants
If you have lost teeth as a result of advanced gum disease, they will need to be replaced. A periodontist can place dental implants beneath the gum line as part of the tooth replacement process. This surgery can provide several oral health benefits once the implant has been placed, the gums have healed, and a tooth replacement has been added.