Gum disease is a pathological inflammatory condition which is best treated in its early stages. It occurs due to poor oral hygiene. As it does not happen overnight but develops over time, you will often not even know that you have gum disease. At Fraccaro Dental Group, our dentists will thoroughly conduct an oral check-up and provide you with an effective treatment plan in Hamilton and surrounding areas. In addition to gingivitis treatment, we also provide solutions to tackle a range of periodontal diseases.
If you’re experiencing any of the following symptoms, please call us to book an appointment to start your treatment right away:
Permanent bad breath
Red or swollen gums
Tender or bleeding gums
Learn more about gum disease from the Canadian Dental Association.
The early stage of gum disease is called gingivitis. At this stage, the infection/inflammation affecting your gums hasn’t reached the bones yet. Rigorous oral hygiene can control it. Regular teeth brushing, flossing and rinsing with a disinfectant solution (such as Chlorhexidine, or Listerine) or salt water, along with your bi-annual professional dental cleanings can control and even prevent the infection.
Periodontitis is the more advanced level of the gum infection. At this stage, pockets will be formed between your teeth and gums, you’ll start losing bone structure and your teeth will start to decay. Scaling and root planning, a non-surgical procedure of deep cleaning, will be done by our dental hygienist.
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