Along with regular visits to the dentist, practicing good oral hygiene at home can go a long way in avoiding gum disease, which is the leading cause of tooth loss for Canadian adults.
Gum disease is the leading cause of tooth loss for Canadian adults. Fortunately, gum disease is preventable is most cases. Visiting the dentist regularly, and practicing good oral hygiene at home, can go a long way in maintaining healthy gums.
Gum disease is the result of a bacterial infection in the gums. It destroys the tissue that surrounds and supports the teeth.
Our team checks for signs of gum disease during your routine check up, as you may not experience any symptoms during the early stages of the infection.
More serious cases of gum disease can be identified by bleeding, swollen, and/or tender gums, mouth sores, gums that appear bright purple or red-purple, and persistent bad breath.
The main purpose of soft tissue management is to control gum disease.
Gum disease is treatable, and if you are diagnosed with it, our experienced staff will develop a personalized treatment plan to prevent the bacteria from progressing, and get your gums feeling healthy again.
Often, frequent hygiene appointments, deep cleaning, antibiotics, and specialized home care routines are among the most effective treatments for gum disease.
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