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Periodontal Exams in North York

Periodontal disease (Periodontitis) damages the gums, ligaments and bone structure that support your teeth. It is caused by the bacterial infection that results from plaque and tartar buildup due to improper brushing and infrequent flossing.

Tartar that is left on the teeth can cause infection that will accumulate below the gum line that can result in pockets to form between your gums and teeth. These ‘pockets’ make room for more infection and additional problems to occur including receding and pain in gum tissue as well as loosened damaged teeth and constant breath issues and even tooth loss.

Like most ailments, the earlier Periodontal disease is detected, the better it can be treated.

What to look for:
  • Gum symptoms
  • Gums that bleed during normal (even gentle) brushing and flossing
  • Gums that are tender, sensitive or even painful to the touch
  • Gums that are swollen
  • Gums that appear shiny or bright red (like in many infections)
  • Gums that are receding
Tooth symptoms:
  • Teeth that are loose in an adult
  • Teeth that appear unusually long (due to receded gum)
  • Teeth with excessive tartar buildup along the visible gum line and in the ‘pocket’
Other symptoms:
  • Frequent or continuous bad breath
  • Overall discomfort in the mouth
You can greatly reduce your chances of developing periodontal disease by regularly visiting us at our North York dental office. With our help, and a proper oral health regiment, your smile can remain healthy and free of periodontal disease.
 
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