Periodontal disease or gum disease is an infection in the gums caused by the buildup of plaque that can lead to tooth loss or decay. Though periodontal disease is a serious problem, it can easily be avoided with twice-a-day brushing and flossing at home as well as twice-yearly preventative care appointments with the dentist.
Signs of periodontal disease can include:
- Sensitive, swollen or bleeding gums
- Receding gums
- Sensitive or loose teeth
- Bad breath
What Happens at an Appointment
If the dentist finds signs of gum disease, typically at your regular checkup, don’t fret. It can be treated. The dentist will discuss your options and develop a proper treatment plan to get you on the fast track to great, oral health again.
If you are showing signs of periodontal disease, don’t hesitate to call us for a consultation at 613-634-6004.