Periodontal disease is the most prevalent chronic disease affecting almost 80% of the world’s population. It is the number one leading cause of unnecessary tooth loss in adults today. Periodontal disease is a silent disease causing no pain until it is too late. There are many symptoms that we look for on all of your check-up appointments.
From the early stages of bleeding gums (gingivitis), recession of your gums, to early bone loss and weakening of the support of your teeth you may not be aware of the infection happening in your mouth. As the gums and bone are the foundations for your teeth and smile, it is very important to ensure that your gums are healthy so your teeth and smile stay healthy. There is a growing evidence of the link between gum disease and diabetes, heart disease and low birth weight in babies.
If you have
- Bleeding gums when you brush or floss
- Bad breath
- Teeth sensitive to cold or sweets
- Receding gums or exposed root surfaces
then you have gum disease
Our dental hygienists are trained and experienced in diagnosing and treating periodontal disease and will work with you to establish a customized program to prevent or maintain your oral health.