Location: 514-45715 Hocking Ave.
Chilliwack, British Columbia

Dr. Don Utas

Treatments for Gum Disease

Periodontal treatment options will depend upon severity and the type of the disease. Your oral health care providers will help evaluate the level of periodontal disease and will consult and recommend the appropriate treatment plan.

Periodontal disease advances as the sulcus, the space between the gums and teeth become filled with bacteria, plaque, tartar, and other toxins, causing irritation to the encompassing tissues. When these irritants persist in the pocket spaces, they can instigate infection to the gums and eventually, the bone structures that support the teeth.

One to two oral health cleanings might be needed if the periodontal disease is caught in the early stages of gingivitis, and no significant damage has been done. Your oral health care professionals should provide you with the needed instructions on improving your routine oral hygiene habits to help ensure that the issue stays resolved.

If the disease has advanced passed the initial stage to the more advanced stages, special periodontal cleanings called root planing and scaling will be recommended. This deep cleaning method is generally done from one quadrant of the mouth at a time while the area is numb. The goal of this procedure is to remove the plaque, tartar, and other toxins from above and below the gum line (scaling) and the rough groves on the root surfaces are made smooth (planing). This treatment should helps gum tissues heal and the pockets to shrink. In order to help maintain the healing process and contol the infections medications, special mouth rinses, and an electric tooth brush might be recommended.

If the pockets or spaces between the teeth do not fully heal after root planing and scaling, periodontal surgery might be needed to reduce the depth of the pockets, which will make the teeth much easier to clean.

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Chilliwack, British Columbia

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When gold was discovered in the Fraser Canyon in 1857, more than 30,000 gold miners trekked the goldfields, normally passing through the Chilliwack area in their travels. This caused its development, and steamboat landings on the Fraser River called Miller's Landing, Chilliwack Landing and Sumas Landing also contributed to Chilliwack's development. Chilliwack was incorporated during the year 1873, making it the third municipality within British Columbia.

There are several attractions in the city of Chilliwack for the visitors and residents to pick from. Among these attractions, Minter Gardens has various wonderful tulips which have been imported from Holland. Moreover, there are at least 100,000 rhododendrons that provide a remarkable scenery in the rock wall and cedar trees terraces...