Gum Disease Ottawa
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If you suspect that you may have gingivitis or a more severe form of gum disease, call Heron Park Dental to schedule a check-up and cleaning at your earliest convenience to prevent the condition from worsening.
Common Signs and Symptoms of Gingivitis or Gum Disease
Gingivitis is the medical term that is used for inflammation of the gums; the most common cause of this inflammation is the bacteria found in the plaque that continually forms on your teeth. Gingivitis is essentially an early stage of gum disease, and some of its common symptoms are:
- Swollen or bleeding gums
- Persistent bad breath (or halitosis)
- Gums are bright red or purple in colour
- Gums that are tender or painful to the touch
- Bleeding of the gums after brushing or flossing
For a majority of patients, routine dental check-ups and cleanings about twice a year, plus proper at-home dental care between visits, is often sufficient to prevent or treat gingivitis.
During these check-ups, the Heron Park Dental team will be happy to provide feedback on the condition of your gums and offer suggestions on maintaining or improving your gum health.
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Take Appropriate Action to Prevent Tooth Loss from Advanced Gum Disease
In some cases, an inflammation of the gums may advance to the point where it affects the bone and tissue that surround and support your teeth; this is a more severe form of gum disease, and it is commonly accepted as the number one reason for tooth loss.
Under these circumstances, patients may require further or more extensive gum therapy to prevent bone and tissue loss that can eventually lead to tooth loss. In such cases, Heron Park Dental may recommend and provide treatments that are customized to your specific needs and provided with your utmost comfort in mind.
While these procedures might require more appointments than routine cleanings, they are often enough to address more severe gum disease without going to the added expense and discomfort of surgical treatments.
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