Gum disease, or periodontal disease, is an infection of the gums caused by plaque, often leading to tooth decay or loss. Signs of periodontal disease include bleeding and puffy gums, discolouration, bad breath and sensitive teeth. Regular cleanings with the dentist and daily brushing and flossing can prevent this from occurring. However, if the dentist finds any problem areas, gum disease can be treated.
What Happens at an Appointment
Typically, a dentist will note any areas of concern at your regular cleaning appointment. If gum disease is discovered, the dentist will discuss a proper treatment plan to bring your gums back to health. If you are experiencing any of the above symptoms, don’t hesitate; call us today at (705) 733-2727 to schedule an appointment.