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Periodontics

Healthy teeth are built on healthy gums and underlying bone

Periodontics is the aspect of dentistry that deals with the gums and bone surrounding the teeth. Our dental health can be compared to a house or building - our gums and bone acting as the foundation, and our teeth being the house - making our periodontal health imperative essential in our dental health.

Periodontal disease (gum disease) is a chronic bacterial infection that negatively affects the gingival tissues (gums) and bone supporting your teeth.

Symptoms/Signs

  • Swollen, puffy and bleeding gums
  • Loose teeth
  • Abscess in gums
  • Bad breath
  • Teeth seem to be getting longer
  • Temperature sensitivity
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Prevention

  • Daily flossing and brushing
  • Regular professional cleanings by hygienist
  • If significant, a referral to a periodontist
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If not properly managed, periodontal disease can result in an increased looseness of teeth, pocketing, infection, and ultimately premature loss of teeth. Early detection and regular treatment are keys to successful treatment of this condition.