Non-Surgical Gum Therapy North York - Dental North York

Painless and slow-growing, gum disease is still a serious condition that sometimes requires aggressive treatment. After a comprehensive periodontal screening, if gum disease is present, Dr. Claire Benmergui may recommend non-surgical gum therapy.


The top three non-surgical gum disease treatments at our family dentistry at North York are local medication, curettage, and root-planing. You may be given local anesthesia to keep you more comfortable. No matter which treatment or combination of treatments your dentist chooses, keep in mind that the treatment will likely take place over time, as our cheap dentist in North York tries a treatment and then assesses its effectiveness.


What is localized medication?

Once the area of bacteria and plaque accumulation below the gum line has been identified, medication may be administered directly into the affected areas as a first step toward thwarting the gum disease.


What is Curettage?

When your gum is diseased, the tissues around your tooth can show signs of chronic irritation and inflammation. In the process of curettage, we will remove the infected gum tissue so that new, healthy gum tissue can grow.


What is root-planing?

Sometimes, gum disease affects the surface of your tooth’s root. Root-planing is when we give your soft tissue a chance to heal from its disease by removing and smoothing small amounts of the infected root surface.


At our dental practice in North York, our primary focus is the health of your teeth and gums. If you’re experiencing gum disease and require treatment, contact us to learn more about non-surgical gum therapy.