Periodontics in Port Alberni | West Coast Family Dental

Periodontics in Port Alberni

Gum disease is a potentially serious condition that can result in the loss of teeth, bone and gum tissue loss, and complications to your general health.

We provide specialized periodontal services to prevent gum disease and keep your gums and teeth healthy. Look through some of the services we offer.

Scaling and root planing

Tartar buildup and rough spots on the roots of your teeth can irritate your gums, increasing the chances they can become infected. We use special tools to make the root smooth again so this irritation won’t occur.

Tooth extraction

Sometimes because of decay or infection it becomes necessary to pull a tooth. When we extract a tooth, we take care to minimize damage to your jaw bones and gum tissue, and we’ll discuss replacement and restoration options with you.

Crown lengthening

Dental restorations such as crowns, fillings, and inlays can cause irritation if they come into contact with your gums. In some cases, the gums themselves may get in the way when we’re trying to place a restoration. To make placement easier, we remove some gum tissue to expose more of the natural crown of your tooth.

Crown lengthening is also used as a cosmetic correction for a “gummy” smile.

Gum disease can occur without symptoms. To keep your teeth and gums healthy we recommend regular dental examinations. Call today to make an appointment.

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