Gum Disease Treatment
Periodontal disease, more commonly known as gum disease, is a condition that affects more than 70% of all Canadians. However, the most shocking number may be that most people with the disease don’t even know they have it.
Symptoms of gum disease are easily spotted. They include sore, swollen gums, bad breath, and bleeding after flossing. Periodontal disease forms gaps between your teeth caused by infected gum tissue receding away from the tooth. Over time, the gaps grow deeper and larger, trapping food particles and creating an even more ideal environment for bacteria and plaque to grow. Left untreated, gum disease will destroy the gum tissue supporting your teeth and lead to tooth loss.
At Karen Dental, we take periodontal disease very seriously, and our team of dedicated dental professionals will ensure you get the necessary care needed to overcome the disease.
During your examination, your dentist will determine whether or not you have the disease and then devise a plan of action, starting in our office and continuing in your home, which will allow you to get the best results possible.
It’s all part of our commitment to help you keep your healthy smile for years to come.The good news is that dental disease is mostly preventable. There are many things you can do at home to lower your risk. Stick to a good dental care routine for a healthy smile that will last your entire life. Daily dental care routine:
- Brush your teeth twice a day
- Floss at least once a day
- Eat a balanced and nutritious diet
- See your dentist regularly