Gum disease (Gum Therapy) hits everyone at some point in their life. It is not a dangerous disease if it gets treated properly and promptly. If left untreated though, it might cause some serious dental problems. Also called periodontal disease, it is usually caused by too much plaque and tartar build-up on and around the teeth, especially closer to and underneath the gum line. This bacterial build-up causes gum inflammation and if it’s not treated right away, the inflammation will worsen over time.
Common symptoms of periodontal disease include:
Red, swollen gums
Tender, bleeding gums
Constant bad breath
Early stage of periodontal disease is called Gingivitis. At this stage, the gum inflammation is easily controllable by a professional dental cleaning from our highly skilled dental hygienists at Brookdale Dentistry. However, the more advanced stages of gum disease, also called periodontitis, require a deep cleaning routine, which includes scaling and root planning of the teeth. (Gum Therapy – Brookdale Dentistry in Midtown Toronto, North York Dentists)