Gum Disease Treatment in Vancouver
“Gum disease is one of the main reasons why adults lose their teeth. But the good news is gum disease can almost always be prevented. If it starts, it can be treated and can even be turned around (or reversed) in its early stages.” (CDA) Patients who are more prone to gum disease (smokers, those with a family history of gum disease, diabetics, etc) should be seeing their hygienist every 3-4 months. This will ensure the root surfaces are kept clean, and the harmful bacteria kept to a minimum.
Your hygienist will also work with you to ensure you are knowledgeable about ‘problem areas’ and how to best clean these areas at home.
If you have teeth/gums that are sensitive to ‘cleaning’ we have a number of alternatives to make your visit more comfortable. Everyone’s needs and concerns are different and we’re here to listen and help. Perhaps you need some oral sedation, some topical anesthetic, subgingival anesthetic, localized ‘freezing’, or just a medicant applied to the root surface of the tooth. Some clients prefer ultrasonics to hand instruments or visa versa. Let us know your preference. We’re here to help.
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The RCDG Difference…
New Patient Visit – How it Works
During your first visit we will take some digital X-Rays and see what’s going on inside of your mouth. Then, we’ll learn about your oral health goals and come up with a treatment plan.
Your Mouth, Your Decisions
Once we have shared our recommendations, we want you make the best decisions for yourself. We will never be pushy or recommend treatments that you do not need.