Thousands of Canadians suffer from gum disease, but proper dental care, can prevent serious damage and a lot of pain.
Periodontics is the part of dentistry that looks after the gums and bone surrounding your teeth. Periodontal disease, or gum disease, is a serious chronic infection that targets the gums and bone that serve as the foundational structure for your teeth.
Symptoms of Periodontal Disease:
- Swollen, puffy and bleeding gums
- Spaces between teeth
- Sensitive teeth
- Bad breath
- Loose teeth
Untreated periodontal disease will eventually lead to tooth loss. Early detection and prompt treatment is the key to fighting it and successful outcomes.
Daily brushing and flossing as well as regular appointments are a good start to preventing gum disease, but regular visits are vital in maintaining good oral health.