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Innovative Solutions for Gum Disease

March 19, 2020
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Posted By: Dr. Ellie Moore
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Periodontal disease, commonly called gum disease, is more treatable today than ever before. Your dentist in Barrie, ON utilizes the latest technologies and diligence to help restore your oral health following a gum disease diagnosis.

What Is Gum Disease?

Gum disease is a series of infections throughout your periodontal ligaments and the tissues surrounding your teeth. Without treatment, gum disease can lead to tooth loss and even disrupt body wellness—including heart disease and stroke.

Symptoms of periodontal disease may include one or all of the following:

  • Elongated tooth appearance due to gum recession
  • Bleeding gums, especially during toothbrushing and flossing
  • Gum swelling or discolouration
  • Bad breath that does not improve following brushing and flossing
  • Periodic toothaches or sensitivity
  • Loose teeth

Preventing Periodontal Disease in Barrie, ON

Visiting your dentist regularly for dental exams and teeth cleanings, coupled with an excellent at-home regimen, is your best defence against gum disease.

Regular dental exams spot gum disease in the early, reversible stage—commonly called gingivitis. And regular teeth cleanings remove the tartar and bacteria that lead to cavities, infections, and even gum disease.

An excellent at-home routine complements your dental exams and teeth cleanings and plays a significant role in reducing your risks.

Other best practices include quitting smoking and talking to your dentist if you have bruxism—grinding and clenching your teeth.

At Park Place Dental, we want you to enjoy a healthy smile for life.

Innovative Solutions to Periodontal Disease

Our periodontal treatment in Barrie, ON includes deep cleanings and gum grafting. Gum grafting allows your dentist to replace diseased gum tissue with healthy tissues grafted from another source.

This innovative process promotes healing and helps you maintain your smile for life.

Are You Ready to Schedule an Exam?

Remember, regular dental exams and cleanings are your best defence against gum disease.  If you have not visited your Barrie, ON dentist in a while, we encourage you to schedule an exam today.