Gum Disease - Protecting the foundations for your oral health
A very common problem
Three out of four adults over the age of 35 have some form of gingivitis or gum disease, making it an extremely common dental issue.
The primary cause of gingivitis is dental plaque, which can accumulate on the surfaces of the teeth and harden into calculus. Calculus provides the ideal conditions for bacteria to thrive which can result in swelling, inflammation or infection of the gums.
Periodontitis is a more advanced and aggressive form of gum disease that can melt the bone that holds teeth in place. If left untreated, periodontitis will ultimately lead to tooth loss.
Research has linked gum disease to other health related issues such as heart disease, strokes, lung disease and diabetes, so it’s important to maintain good oral health including regular preventive maintenance.
The good news is that if caught early, gum disease can be effectively treated and managed at Canada Bay Dental.
Symptoms of gum disease
- Bleeding when brushing
- Tender gums
- Red and swollen gums
- Pain when chewing
- Sensitive teeth
- Bad breath
- Loose teeth
- Receding gum line
- Regular Preventive Maintenance
- Deep Cleaning
- Treatment by a specialist periodontist
Need help now?
If you believe you have any of the symptoms of gingivitis or periodontitis, book online to schedule an appointment see on of our dentists today.