Gum Disease Treatment

We provide gentle and compassionate care in a friendly environment. We always focus on evidence based diagnosis, patient education, and working with you to build a treatment plan that aligns with your oral health goals.

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Gum Disease Treatment Serving Bible Hill, Truro and Surrounding Area

Taking care of your gums is an essential part of your oral hygiene. Gum care starts at home, with a daily hygiene routine that includes flossing to clean below the gumline. Your dentist and hygienist will monitor the health of your gums and can recommend the best gum disease treatment options if they detect signs of inflammation or periodontal (gum) disease.

What is Periodontal (Gum) Disease?

Gum disease is a progressive disease that breaks down the gum tissue and bone surrounding your teeth. It is caused by bacteria in plaque and dental calculus. If left untreated, gum disease can lead to tooth loss and contribute to other systemic health problems, including diabetes, cardiovascular disease and dementia.

According to the Canadian Dental Association, 7 in 10 adults will experience gum disease in their lifetime. The good news is gum disease is preventable and can be reversed if it’s caught early enough.

Early Signs of Gum Disease (Gingivitis)

Signs of early gum disease, or gingivitis, include red, swollen gums. Your gums may also be tender or bleeding. It’s important to note that gum disease is often a silent disease – many people don’t notice any symptoms until it’s in its more advanced stages.

Symptoms of periodontal (gum) disease:

  • Red, swollen or sore gums
  • Receding gums
  • Bad breath
  • Pain when chewing
  • Loose or sensitive teeth

You can treat gingivitis at home by eating a healthy diet, brushing your teeth at least twice a day and flossing daily. This will help reduce harmful bacteria in your mouth and give your gums a chance to recover.

Although you can brush away plaque, calculus (hardened plaque) can only be removed by your dental hygienist. Be sure to keep up with regular professional dental cleanings to keep hard-to-reach areas free of bacteria. Most people should get their teeth professionally cleaned at least every six months. Your hygienist may recommend more frequent cleanings depending on the condition of your teeth and gums.

If it’s been more than 6 months since your last professional cleaning, request an appointment today!

Multiple Payment Options

We believe that high-quality dental care should accessible for everyone. That’s why we accept most insurance plans, offer financing through paybright and are priced competitively for those who wish to pay out of pocket. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.

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Have a question about a dental service or your insurance coverage? Contact us at your preferred location and one of our friendly team members will be happy to help.

Victoria Court Dental Bible Hill

Phone
(902) 895-3977

Address
336 Pictou Rd.
Bible Hill, NS, B2N 2T7

Victoria Court Dental Truro

Phone
(902) 893-9686

Address
510 Prince St.
Truro, NS, B2N 1G1

Moderate to Advanced Gum Disease (Periodontitis)

As gum disease progresses into Periodontitis, inflammation and bleeding will become more noticeable. The bacteria starts breaking down the connective tissue in your gums, forming pockets of infection around affected teeth. You may notice your gums receding or even tooth movement due to bone loss. It is critical to get treatment as soon as possible if you are experiencing any of these symptoms.

To treat moderate gum disease, your hygienist can do scaling and root planing, a deep cleaning treatment that removes calculus from below the gumline. They may also apply an antimicrobial gel or recommend a medicated mouthwash to help reduce inflammation. For more advanced cases, your dentist may refer you to a gum specialist, or Periodontist.

Surgical Treatment for Gum Disease

If you have deep periodontal pockets, severe gum recession or exposed tooth roots, your dentist or Periodontist may recommend surgical treatments, such as pocket reduction surgery or a gum graft. These procedures work to restore your gum tissue and preserve the surrounding bone.

There are many ways to treat gum disease, but early intervention is key! If you are concerned about the health of your gums, contact us today for an appointment.

Victoria Court Dental Bible Hill

Phone
(902) 895-3977

Address
336 Pictou Rd.
Bible Hill, NS, B2N 2T7

Victoria Court Dental Truro

Phone
(902) 893-9686

Address
510 Prince St.
Truro, NS, B2N 1G1

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Your Mouth, Your Decisions!

Our job is to show you what we see in your mouth, educate you on your options, and let you make the best decision for yourself. We never push unnecessary treatments and always give you options.

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The first step to better oral health is booking a new patient visit. Give us a call or request an appointment online.

Initial Visit

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.

Next Visit

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.

New Patients are Always Welcome at our Practice!

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New Patients are always welcomed at our practice!

For your convenience we have two locations. One in Truro and one in Bible Hill. Please select your preferred location below to contact us and one of our team members will get back to you as soon as possible.

Bible Hill Location

Phone
(902) 895-3977

Address
336 Pictou Rd.
Bible Hill, NS, B2N 2T7

CONTACT BIBLE HILL

Truro Location

Phone
(902) 893-9686

Address
510 Prince St.
Truro, NS, B2N 1G1

CONTACT TRURO

New Patients are always welcomed at our practice!

For your convenience we have two locations. One in Truro and one in Bible Hill. Please select your preferred location below to contact us and one of our team members will get back to you as soon as possible.

Bible Hill Location

Phone
(902) 895-3977

Address
336 Pictou Rd.
Bible Hill, NS, B2N 2T7

CONTACT BIBLE HILL

Truro Location

Phone
(902) 893-9686

Address
510 Prince St.
Truro, NS, B2N 1G1

CONTACT TRURO

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