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1090 Dawson Rd,

Thunder Bay, ON P7B 5V1, Canada

807 767 5471

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Gum Disease in Thunder Bay

Gum Disease

Gum disease can cause tooth loss, chronic bad breath, and damage to your gums and jawbones. It can also lead to other serious health conditions such as heart disease. Our periodontal services help keep your gums healthy by preventing and treating infections and the conditions that lead to gum disease.
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Scaling And Root Planning

Scaling and Root planning is preformed by your Dental Hygienist. Your gums can become irritated when soft sticky debris or tarter accumulates around the tooth. Scaling and root planning is necessary to remove the tarter around the portion of the root above and below the gums to achieve a smooth surface, remove the bacteria causing the inflammation and to achieve optimal oral health and prevent gum disease.
Your gums can become irritated if tartar builds up on your teeth or if there are rough spots or irregularities on the surface of the roots of your teeth. Scaling and root planning are techniques we use to remove tartar, make the roots of your teeth smooth, and to prevent inflammation.

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Tooth Extraction

When a tooth becomes infected, it can present a risk to surrounding tissue and your other teeth. Extraction is necessary to prevent further infection and possible gum disease.


Frenectomy is the surgical removal of connective tissue inside your mouth. It’s used to treat conditions where the tissue is too tight and causes discomfort. Frenectomy is a very common surgical procedure performed on infants, children and adults. It is the removal of a small fold of tissue that connects one part of the mouth to another. They’re multiple reasons the dentist will recommended a frenectomy, for example it can be to increase range of motion of the tongue or to close a gap between teeth, or it can be preformed to help prevent gum loss.