FAQ’s

What is gum grafting offered by a periodontist near me? 

Gum grafting is performed to treat gum recession. When the gums have receded, and the roots begin to show, a thin piece of tissue from the roof of your mouth is gently placed to cover the exposed root. 

What are the benefits of receiving dental implants?

There are various benefits to receiving implants, including:

  • Improve your ability to eat and chew
  • Improve your appearance
  • Improve your confidence
  • Improve your oral health
What is periodontitis? 

Periodontitis is an advanced form of gum disease. When plaque builds up around the gum line, it can lead to inflammation and infection. If gum disease is caught in the early stage, it can be completely reversed. However, when left untreated, it no longer becomes reversible and can eventually lead to bone and tooth loss. 

How is gum disease treated by a periodontist in Kelowna? 

There are various types of treatment depending on the severity of your gum disease. Our periodontist in Kelowna can perform a deep cleaning and scaling to remove the plaque buildup. If the gum disease has progressed and is very severe, a tooth extraction may be required. 

Who can receive sinus grafting?

Our periodontist in Kelowna provides sinus grafting to increase the bone in the upper jaw. Typically, patients can receive sinus grafting if:

  • They are missing teeth 
  • They are missing a significant amount of bone 
  • They lack sufficient bone for an implant 
What can I expect after receiving a tooth extraction from a periodontist near me?

Typically, patients will experience some discomfort and swelling after the procedure. It should disappear in a few days. We recommend using a cold or hot compress to minimize swelling and alleviate discomfort. We also recommend rinsing with salt water to keep the area clean. If you have any questions, please contact our periodontist in Kelowna for more information.