Periodontal Services | Gum Disease and Treatments in Hamilton

During a periodontal (gum disease) evaluation at Mountain Mall Dental Office, the dental hygienist will begin by using a special instrument referred to as a periodontal probe to measure spaces between your teeth and their gum tissues. This dental probe allows the hygienist to measure, in millimeters, the pocket depths around each tooth in order to determine the level of progression of gum diseases. This information, along with other tools, such as radiographs, will help to determine how to proceed with treatment, if required.

After your periodontal evaluation, our dentists will be able to provide you with a few treatment options and a tailored maintenance program that will help to control gum disease and help restore your teeth to their full health. Your maintenance program is ongoing and is meant to help prevent the destruction of your teeth’s supporting bone and the reoccurrence of gum disease. With scheduled maintenance therapies aimed at removing plaque and tartar from above and below the gum lines, along with proper at-home oral care, you'll have the opportunity to preserve your natural teeth’s health. In more advanced cases, there are non-surgical treatments we can provide that involve a more thorough cleaning, deeper below the gum lines. This is generally carried-out with the help of antibacterial / antibiotic therapies. In really severe cases, a consultation with our periodontist to discuss surgery is recommended in order to help stop / minimize damage.

If you have concerns about your gum health, get in touch with Mountain Mall Dental Office today!