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Periodontal Care in Thunder Bay, ON
The state of your gums and bone structure is just as crucial to the health of your smile as your teeth. At ABA Dental Clinic, we provide periodontal care for patients in the greater Thunder Bay area, working to preserve oral health and anatomy. Whether you need gum disease treatment or preparation for dental implants, Dr. Mao and Dr. Lau can help support the function and beauty of both your gum tissue and teeth.
To schedule an appointment for periodontal care, call our office in Thunder Bay today!Appointment Contact Us
Prevention and Collaborative Care
During routine check-ups, we track the health of your gums with continuous and thorough periodontal charting using digital x-rays and intraoral cameras. This allows us to diagnose and monitor the development of potential problems that arise.
If you are experiencing advanced gum disease, or periodontitis, we collaborate with trusted periodontists who can carry out procedures in more complex cases. Even though these specialists perform these treatments, we still take a leading role in your care, staying abreast of your progress during routine cleanings.
Periodontal Services and Treatments
Our hygienists routinely perform deep cleaning treatment through root planing and scaling, which addresses the accelerated spread of periodontal bacteria. Our ultrasonic scalers utilize soft vibration to thoroughly combat the buildup of plaque and harmful bacteria. We also utilize Peridex® oral rinse for disinfecting purposes, applying this directly to gum tissue pockets.
For patients with gum tissue recession due to periodontitis, we perform flap surgeries and gingivectomies in office. Flap surgeries address infection that cannot be completely treated by root planing and scaling. Gingivectomies are more extensive, involving the surgical removal of infected gum tissue.
We offer gum lengthening and contouring for those who are not satisfied with the aesthetics of their smiles. This procedure has the potential to both improve the appearance of your teeth and make them easier to treat in the future.
Preparation for Dental Implant Placement
Patients with missing teeth benefit from the placement of dental implants, titanium posts which serve as effective replacements for your original roots. We work to preserve oral structures as much as possible through preventative care, but for cases of resorption we are prepared to perform the following procedures:
- Bone Grafting
- Ridge Preservation
- Sinus Lifts
These services allow those who would otherwise be ineligible for implants receive them safely and with an improved outcome following the placement procedure.
Schedule Your Appointment Today!
At ABA Dental Clinic, Dr. Mao, Dr. Lau, and their team work with patients to preserve the foundation of their smile. If you are experiencing the symptoms of gum disease or need additional attention to be a viable candidate for dental implants, call our office today
to learn more about periodontal treatment in Thunder Bay and schedule your appointment