Gum disease is the result of a bacterial infection in the gums, and is the leading cause of tooth loss for Canadian adults. When a patient has gum disease, infection and inflammation in the gums destroys the tissue that surrounds and supports the teeth. In the early stages, gum disease can have no symptoms. However, a more serious infection can result in receding gums, bleeding gums, swollen gums, tender gums, mouth sores, gums that appear bright purple, or red-purple, and persistent bad breath.
Gum Disease Prevention
In almost all cases, gum disease is preventable. Practicing good oral hygiene at home, and regular dental visits can go a long way in ensuring that you have healthy gums. Contact us to learn more about how you can prevent gum disease. Please see us for treatment if you have receding gums, bleeding gums, and/ or swollen gums.
Soft Tissue Management
The main goal of soft tissue management is to control gum disease. If you are diagnosed with gum disease our kind, knowledgeable staff will create a personalized treatment plan to prevent the bacteria from progressing, and get your gums feeling healthy again. Often, we find the following to be among the more effective treatments: frequent hygiene appointments, deep cleaning, specialized home care routines, and antibiotics. Contact us to learn more about soft tissue management.
Connective Tissue Grafting
Connective tissue grafting is used to treat receding gums and can help regenerate lost tissue around your teeth. This is the most common method used by dentists to treat root exposure. However, it’s also sometimes used to help with the aesthetics of your smile. Contact us to learn more about connective tissue grafting.