Non-Surgical Gum Therapy in Napanee & Kingston - Periodontal Therapy

Despite your best efforts, it’s still possible that you can develop gum disease. Like many oral diseases, it can begin without you even realizing it. Common symptoms of gum disease include bleeding gums, bad breath, pain, soreness, gum recession and loose teeth. 

After a thorough examination of your gum tissues, we may recommend non-surgical gum therapy, which entails a number of techniques, such as curettage, root planing and applying local medication. 

Curettage involves cleansing and removing the infected tissues which surround the base of teeth, while root planing removes and smoothes small amounts of root surface. Local medication is used to make the procedure more effective for patients, and stopping the spread of infection.

Because gum disease develops so gradually, treatments are spread out to increase the chances of a successful outcome. If surgery is required, a periodontist may be recommended. Surgery may involve gum grafts, which takes healthy, excess gum tissues from your mouth and places them in receding areas.

Dr. Craig and Associates' Napanee or Kingston Dentists, along with our skilled associates will work with you to ensure you receive the appropriate treatment for your needs. Contact one of our dentist in Kingston or Napanee to schedule an periodontal appointment today.