Periodontal disease is a serious infection of the gums that can lead to tooth loss and decay. Luckily, most periodontal disease can be effectively avoided with regular at-home brushing and flossing in conjunction with routine professional dental cleanings. These methods prevent plaque from becoming tartar and causing a host of more serious problems.
Some signs of Periodontal disease are:
- Bleeding, sensitive, or swollen gums
- Receding gums
- Loose or sensitive teeth
- Bad breath
What Happens at an Appointment
Your dentist will check for signs of gingivitis or periodontal disease at your regular hygiene appointment. If an infection is found, you will be informed of all treatment options and guided every step of the way. If you are experiencing any of the above symptoms, don’t hesitate; call us today at (905) 840-1511 to schedule an appointment.