Practicing good oral hygiene at home, along with regular visits to the dentist can go a long way in ensuring that you avoid gum disease, which is the leading cause of tooth loss for Canadian adults.
Gum disease is the leading cause of tooth loss for Canadian adults. Yet, in almost all cases, gum disease is preventable. Practicing good oral hygiene at home, and regular visits to the dentist can go a long way in ensuring that you have healthy gums. If you are experiencing sore gums, you might be a candidate for gum therapy treatment.
The result of a bacterial infection in the gums, gum disease destroys the tissue that surrounds and supports the teeth.
Our team checks for signs of gum disease during your routine checkup, as you may not experience any symptoms during the early stages of the infection.
However, more serious cases of gum disease can be identified by sore and bleeding gums, swollen gums, receding gums, tender gums, mouth sores, gums that appear bright purple, or red-purple, and persistent bad breath.
The main goal of soft tissue management is to control gum disease.
Should you be diagnosed with gum disease, our experienced staff will develop a personalized treatment plan to prevent the bacteria from progressing, and get your gums feeling healthy again.
Often, frequent hygiene appointments, deep cleaning, and specialized home care routines and antibiotics are among the most effective treatments.
Do you have sore and bleeding gums, swollen gums, or receding gums, and would like to make an appointment?
Treat yourself to a brighter smile with Southwest Dental Care!