Periodontics in Blenheim
Healthy gums are an important part of your dental health. Gum infections can lead to serious health complications such as lost teeth. Gum disease has also been linked to other health conditions such as heart disease. We provide periodontal services to keep your gums healthy.
Scaling and Root Planing
Your gums are sensitive to irritation. They can become irritated from tartar buildup or rough patches on the roots of your teeth. We use special tools to remove tartar from above the gum line and smooth the surface of your roots. This prevents irritation and keeps your gums safe from infections.
We extract teeth when they become a risk to your other teeth or your gums. A damaged or decayed tooth can become infected, so if the tooth can’t be restored with a filling or crown, we usually recommend having it removed.
We perform extractions under local anesthetic. After the tooth is removed you can replace it with a dental implant or bridge and restore your smile.