At Capitol Hill Dentist, you mean more to us than just a patient. You are our fellow citizens, neighbours and friends and we constantly strive to live up to your expectations and needs. Our staff is an incredible team of professional, hardworking and talented specialists who love to put a smile on their patient’s face. We are proud to serve Capitol Hill. Our friendly staff who are ever ready to offer you help and our warm and pleasant clinic setting will make you feel right at home.

In the course of periodontal work, we take early symptoms quite seriously. This is a means of prevention as well as identifying cases such as gingivitis and gum disease. When periodontal disease slowly make way in to the gums, these symptoms will appear:

  • Gum Sensitivity
  • Gum Recession
  • Bad Breath
  • Sensitivity (to certain food and drink)

For those that have a more serious problem you may experience:

  • Tooth Pain
  • Tooth Loss
  • Abscess

The irritated or inflamed gums can cause bleeding. These problems usually start with gingivitis (“gingival” – gum; “itis” – inflammation) and if it is not treated right away. When you make an appointment, we assess your oral health condition and will come up with an ideal treatment plan suited to you. Generally, the initial treatments consist of a series of periodontal clean-ups, antibiotics, root scaling, planing and laser therapy if necessary. There are many services that we provide within this category such as

  • Biopsy
  • Bone grafting
  • Arestin (This is a medication used to help fight gum disease)
  • Crown lengthening
  • gum grafting
  • Frenectomy
  • Soft tissue grafting
  • Periodontal splinting for weak teeth
  • Occlusal adjustment or surgery
  • Cosmetic surgery

In rare severe cases, periodontal surgery may be necessary. If this is so, our team at Capitol Hill Dentist will have a detailed and open discussion with you about your surgical needs. We will then help you take care of your oral health so that you will not face repeated issues in the future.