Plaque can sometimes cause serious infection to the gums if gums are not properly cleaned on a regular basis. This is called periodontal disease, or gum disease, and can often lead to tooth decay or loss. Daily brushing and flossing and visits with the dentist every six months can help keep periodontal disease at bay. If you are experiencing any of the following, you may be at risk.
- Bleeding and/or puffy gums
- Receding gums
- Bad breath
- Discoloured or sensitive teeth
At your appointment
Typically, a dentist looks for areas of concern at your preventative care appointment. If gum disease is discovered, rest assured, it can be treated. A treatment plan will be discussed with you and you will be well on your way to bringing health back to your gums.
If you are concerned you may have gum disease, don’t hesitate to call us at 905-833-1200 for a free consultation.