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Meet Dr. Iain Gibson

YOUR GUM SPECIALIST

Dr. Iain Gibson

Dr. Gibson was born and raised in Calgary. He completed his Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) degree at the University of Alberta. After graduating from dental school, he pursued his interest in periodontics and went on to complete the Masters of Periodontics program at Dalhousie University. During his intensive three-year residency he trained comprehensively in periodontal plastic surgery, dental implant surgery, and the diagnosis and treatment of oral, periodontal, and peri-implant pathology.

 

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Following his residency, Dr. Gibson returned to his hometown of Calgary where he is an active member of the dental community. He regularly puts on lectures and shares his knowledge of implant dentistry and periodontics with general dentists. He’s also involved in the national periodontal community as he sits on the board of directors of the Canadian Academy of Periodontology.

Outside of dentistry and periodontics, Dr. Gibson likes spending time with his family and being active outdoors. He particularly enjoys tennis in the summer and the outdoor rink in the winter.

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Caring for Calgary

At Central Calgary Periodontics our team strives to exceed patient expectations and provide the highest standard of care. As Dr. Iain Gibson is a dentist and gum specialist (periodontist), his main focus is your gums, ensuring that you have a strong foundation for your teeth. Not only is gum disease the most common cause for tooth loss, it can also increase your risk of stroke, heart disease, and diabetes.

Periodontists not only prevent and treat gum disease, but they are also considered the plastic surgeons of the gums. Dr. Gibson offers a variety of treatments for cosmetic gum problems and also performs dental implant surgery in simple to complex cases. Conveniently located in Calgary’s Mission area on the corner of 4th St and 18th Ave SW (in the same building as Jinya Ramen Bar). Get your gum check-up today!

 

Frequently Asked Questions

A periodontist is a dentist that specializes in prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of conditions involving the gum and bone that support your teeth. In other words, we specialize in making sure you have a strong foundation for your smile. Sometimes teeth can’t be saved, or you already may be missing teeth, and in those cases we can help restore that foundation using dental implants.

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Everyone can benefit from seeing a periodontist. Seventy percent of Canadians will have gum disease at some point in their lives. Our job is to help prevent gum disease from happening and to treat it if you already have it.

Another reason to see a periodontist is if you need to replace a missing tooth with a dental implant. Periodontists undergo extensive training placing dental implants.

Periodontists are also trained to carry out other procedures such as cosmetic gum surgery and tooth extraction.

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After graduating from dental school, Dr. Gibson completed his Masters of Periodontics program at Dalhousie University in Halifax. His intensive three-year residency provided him with comprehensive training in the diagnosis and treatment of oral, periodontal, and peri-implant pathology, periodontal plastic surgery, dental implant surgery and a number of other periodontal and dental topics.

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Yes, you can! CCP has a team of experienced hygienists who provide our patients with regular cleanings. Dr. Gibson and his team will work with you to develop a customized cleaning plan that suits your needs. 

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Some typical symptoms of gum disease include:
• Gums that bleed during brushing or flossing
• Swollen or “puffy gums”
• Halitosis or bad breath
• Gum recession where the roots of the teeth are exposed
• Loose teeth or teeth that shift position
• Widening or new gaps between teeth

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What can be done to change a gummy smile? There are treatments to help reduce the amount of gum tissue that is shown when smiling/talking. We can also help to make teeth appear longer and with more typical proportions. During your consult, we will review possible treatments such as:  

• Removal of excess gum tissue
• Jaw surgery
• Botox injections
• Orthodontic treatment (braces)
• OR a combination of treatments

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Bleeding gums during brushing or flossing can be a sign of gum disease. Other typical symptoms of gum disease include:

  • Swollen or “puffy” gums
  • Halitosis or bad breath
  • Gum recession where the roots of the teeth are exposed
  • Loose teeth or teeth that shift position
  • Widening or new gaps between teeth

If you think you have one more more of these symptoms, please contact us to book an exam. It’s never too early or too late to have your gum health checked.

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At CCP we are committed to providing excellent periodontal care to Calgarians. Most patients are referred to our Calgary clinic by their general dentist, however a referral is not necessary. Simply request an appointment to schedule your consultation.

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