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Periodontal Care in Thornhill
Gingivitis left untreated can spread to the bone structure that supports your teeth. This is known as Periodontal Disease. As the infection progresses 'pocket' are formed between your tooth and gum, allowing tartar, bacteria and infection to accumulate and damage the underlying bone. As the Periodontitis advances the 'pockets' deepen, allowing the infection to worsen and damage your oral health.

Periodontal disease can be treated and like most ailments, the earlier it is detected the better. At our Thornhill dental office we will work with you maintain the health of your gums as well as work to repair the damage caused by Periodontal Disease.

Mouth Symptoms:
  • Frequent or continuous bad breath
  • Overall discomfort in the mouth
Gum Specific Symptoms:
  • Gums that bleed during normal brushing and flossing
  • Gums that are painful or tender to the touch
  • Gums that appear swollen, shiny or bright red (like in many infections)
  • Gums that are receding
Tooth Specific Symptoms:
  • Gums that bleed during normal brushing and flossing
  • Gums that are painful or tender to the touch
  • Gums that appear swollen, shiny or bright red (like in many infections)
  • Gums that are receding

Periodontal disease (Periodontitis) damages the gums, ligaments and bone structure that support your teeth. It is caused by the bacterial infection associated with plaque. Plaque is the substance that builds throughout the day on your teeth which can be removed by regular brushing and flossing. Plaque that isn't removed hardens into tartar, which must be removed through 'scaling'.

Tartar that is left on the teeth can accumulate below the gum line and cause infection. Over time, infection can cause the gums to separate from the teeth, causing 'pockets' to develop. These 'pockets' make room for more infection and additional problems to occur including receding and pain in gum tissue, loosened damaged teeth, constant breath issues and even tooth loss.

If you experience any of the above symptoms or have questions regarding you oral health, please feel free to contact our office and request and appointment today.
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