Periodontal (Gum Disease) Therapy in Toronto (Yorkville) and Scarborough
With routine dental check-ups, gum disease and gum recession can be easily prevented. At Liberty Square Dental Group, we are committed to helping you prevent and treat periodontal (gun disease) problems to ensure you maintain good oral health for years to come.
What is Periodontal (Gum) Disease?
Gum disease, or periodontal disease, is the result of an infection and inflammation of the gums and bone that surround and support your teeth. In its early stage (gingivitis) the gums can become swollen and they may bleed due to irritation. In a later stage (periodontitis) the gums begin to pull away from your teeth which causes your teeth to loosen or even fall out and may cause bone loss in your jaw.
Causes of Gum Disease
Bacteria in our mouths start to infect tissue surrounding our teeth, which causes inflammation and leads to periodontal disease. When bacteria stays on our teeth long enough, it forms a film called plaque, which eventually hardens to tartar, also called calculus.
Risk factors associated with Gum Disease
- Poor oral hygiene
- Crooked teeth
- Underlying immune deficiencies
Periodontal (Gum) Disease prevention
Our Yorkville and Scarborough dentists can help you. Dentists play a crucial role in preventing gum disease and maintaining good oral health for their patients. Here are several ways our dentists and staff can help:
- Regular dental check-ups
- Professional teeth cleaning
- Education and oral hygiene instructions
- Early detection and treatment
- Scaling and root planing
- Prescription medications
Regular dental cleanings, consistent oral hygiene, and maintaining a healthy lifestyle are crucial for preventing gum disease.
Request a consultation!
Our Yorkville and Scarborough dental teams are accepting new patients. Book an appointment online or call our dental office (416) 923-8149 (Yorkville) or (416) 755-7977 (Scarborough), and we will get back to you shortly to confirm your appointment.