There are several different diseases that involve the tissues that support the teeth. By evaluating the depth of the periodontal pockets (space between gums and teeth), bleeding upon probing and bone levels regularly we can establish a baseline of health or determine the level of disease (eg.: gingivitis, periodontal disease, etc…). This enables us to customize the periodontal therapy (“cleaning”) that’s right for you. It also allows us to determine if the disease is stable or progressing. Knowing the health of your periodontium is important because it is the “foundation” of your mouth and can impact the success of any other treatment such as orthodontics, crown and bridge work or even the support of a partial denture. We also use this information to make home care recommendations that are specific to your particular needs.
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Hanmer, Ontario P3P 1E7