When it comes to cosmetic dental treatments, it may seem simple in theory: we all want straighter, whiter smiles. But in reality, it takes a lot of planning on the part of your dentist to try and give you the smile you want.
At St. Joseph Orleans Dental Centre we know that gum disease affects many patients throughout their lives. We strive to help you prevent gum disease through regular appointments combined with at-home maintenance.Request Appointment
What is gum disease and gum therapy?
Gum disease, also known as periodontal disease, is a result of a bacterial infection in the gums. It affects many Canadians, and is even the leading cause of tooth loss in Canada. We will work with our patients who have gum disease to come up with a comprehensive gum therapy treatment plan.
What are the symptoms of gum disease?
Gum disease shows itself in many different ways. It can start off with no symptoms at all. Other symptoms can include the following:
- Bleeding Gums
- Tender / Sore Gums
- Receding Gums
- Mouth Sores
- Purple / Red Gums
- Persistent Bad Breath
How do I know if I need gum therapy?
The best way to find out if you have gum disease is to consult with a dental professional. Our dentist and dental hygienists will work with you to create a treatment plan best suited to your situation.
Your dental team will also help create an at-home plan for you to maintain your oral health when you are not at the office.
How can I prevent gum disease?
To prevent gum disease, you should attend regular visits to the hygienist and dentist, and be sure to maintain an at-home oral health care routine.
If you do require gum therapy, we will work with you to create a customized treatment plan, and provide ongoing support from our oral health team.