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Periodontal Treatment (Gum Care)

Buildup of plaque, genetics, and lifestyle choices can all contribute to the development of periodontal disease. Plaque buildup along and below the gumline can harbour dangerous bacteria, which can negatively affect the health of the gums and lead to gum disease. Periodontal disease is diagnosed by evaluating x-rays and measuring the saccular depth around each tooth during oral exams. Maintaining healthy gums is essential for strong teeth and a beautiful smile. After a thorough oral exam, we will put together a periodontal treatment plan customized to meet your needs and improve gingival health.
Common signs of gum disease
Periodontal disease often begins as gingivitis, a concern where the gums become red. Swollen , and inflamed. Some other symptoms of early gum disease include:
  • Tender gums
  • Gums that bleed following brushing and/or flossing
  • Loose teeth, or teeth that appear longer than normal
  • Receding gumline
  • Chronic halitosis (bad breath)
During the later stages of gum disease, patients may notice the gum line receding or teeth becoming loose. These shifting teeth can affect occlusion and lead to decreased bite strength. For further information about periodontal care, or to schedule an appointment, please contact our practice today.
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