Periodontal Therapy

Gum disease or periodontal disease is an infection of the gums surrounding your teeth. It is one of the top reasons for tooth loss in adults, and because can be virtually pain free, many patients do not know they have the disease. During each regular checkup, your dentist will check for signs of periodontal disease by measuring the space between your teeth and gums.

What Causes Gum Disease?

Gum disease is caused by a buildup of plaque on the teeth. Without flossing, brushing, and regular dental checkups, plaque will continue to build up and create toxins that can damage the gums. Periodontal disease forms just below the gum line and can create small pockets that separate the gums from the teeth. Periodontal disease has two stages: gingivitis and periodontitis.

Certain factors can increase a patient’s risk of developing periodontal disease, including:

While it is possible to have periodontal disease and not know it, some symptoms can include:

Treating Gum Disease

Treatments for gum disease can vary depending on the severity of each individual case. Typical treatments include:

Preventing Gum Disease

Regular dental checkups and periodontal examinations are important for maintaining your health and the health of your smile. By practicing good oral hygiene at home, you can significantly reduce your chances of ever getting periodontal disease. Remember to brush regularly, clean between your teeth, eat a balanced diet, and schedule regular dental visits to help keep your smile healthy.

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44 Main St E, Chelmsford, ON P0M 1L0
Val Caron
2945 Highway 69 North, Suite 301, Val Caron, ON P3N 1N3