Gum disease is medically known as gingivitis or periodontal disease. Gum disease can be contracted from long-term exposure to a film on the teeth known as plaque, plaque growth commonly occurs after eating or sleeping. Treat gum disease today by booking an appointment at Smiles and SummerHill Dental in Newmarket, Ontario.
Gum disease manifests in gums,the gums act as host to infections that form from harmful bacteria and other leftover materials from eating. Gum disease can go unnoticed for extended periods. There are some early identifiers that can help identify if someone has contracted gum disease. These include bleeding after brushing or flossing, bad breath and painful or swollen gums. Tooth loss is a possible result of gum disease in adults, though this can be avoided through early detection and treatment.
When untreated gum disease can result in severe problems such as bone loss, abscesses or peritonitis could happen. Periodontitis can be treated several different ways. one of these being root planing, this involves scraping and cleaning the gum line to smooth the roots. when successful the practise helps gums attach themselves to the body of the tooth.
Another type of gum disease is known to be caused by pregnancy. The plaque production increase is linked to the hormonal changes in the woman's body.
Book a thorough cleaning at Smiles and SummerHill Dental in Newmarket, Ontario for more information on gum disease treatment and prevention.