In combination with regular visits to the dentist, practicing good oral hygiene at home is one of the best ways to prevent gum disease which is the #1 cause of tooth loss for Canadian adults.
Though gum disease is the leading cause for tooth loss among Canadians, it is, in most cases, very preventable. Regular visits to the dentist, supplemented with the regular practice of good oral hygiene at home, is the best way to maintain healthy gums.
What is Gum Disease?
Gum disease occurs when bacteria accumulate under the gums. Bacteria can erode the bone which is necessary to hold teeth in place.
How Can I Tell if I Have Gum Disease?
When you visit Lorne Park Dental for a checkup, our team will do a routine check for signs of gum disease. These kinds of checkups are important because you may not notice any symptoms of gum disease early on. And the earlier it is identified, the easier it is to treat.
More advanced cases of gum disease can be identified by bleeding, swelling, sensitivity, mouth sores, bright purple or purple-red discoloration, and persistent bad breath.
The main purpose of gum therapy is to control and prevent gum disease.
The skilled and knowledgeable Lorne Park Dental team will develop a personalized treatment plan that will prevent the bacteria from progressing, and restore the health of your gums.
Gum therapy may involve a combination of treatments, including deep cleaning, antibiotics, and specialized home care routines.
If you are experiencing symptoms of gum disease, the Lorne Park Dental team can help. Get in touch today!
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