Gum Disease Therapy
Prevent Gum Disease!
Periodontal disease, commonly known as gum disease, is caused by bacteria in plaque. If not consistently removed, this bacteria builds up, infecting your teeth, gums, and eventually the bone that supports your teeth – a common cause of tooth loss. This disease has three stages of progression: gingivitis, periodontists, and advanced periodontists; the longer the disease has to advance, the more damage it causes. With advancements in detection and treatment, at North York Pearl Dental Group, we can discover periodontal disease early and begin treatment before complicated issues arise.
Common Signs Of Gum Disease
Red, tender, and swollen gums that bleed during brushing or flossing
Constant bad breath or bad taste in your mouth
Gum line receding , or gums are pulling away from teeth and forming pockets
Changes in your bite or teeth alignment, loose teeth
Gum Disease Treatment Process
We provide a comprehensive cleaning to remove built up plaque and tartar.
For more advanced conditions, scaling and deep root planing are effective treatments we provide. These procedures also involve inclusive cleaning, but deeper into areas above and below the gum line. A local anesthetic is administered in conjunction as well.
How Can I Prevent Gum Disease Before It Starts?
Simple, everyday steps can also be taken to avoid gum disease growth, including:
- Brushing and flossing consistently, at least twice a day
- Using an antimicrobial mouth rinse daily to help control plaque
- Scheduling regular checkups at least twice a year.