Periodontist Orangeville, Ontario

Periodontal disease (gum disease) is extremely prevalent and is the leading cause of tooth loss in adults. Because gum disease is hard to detect until it is more serious, many people may have some form of it without even realizing it.

Gum disease has 2 main stages:

Gingivitis - Your gum tissues may be tender, swollen and bleed easily when brushing or flossing. Halitosis, or bad breath, is also a common symptom.

Periodontal disease - This is the more serious stage of gum disease. If gingivitis is allowed to progress, your gum tissues will recede causing pockets to form between teeth. As food debris and bacteria get trapped in the pockets, this can lead to further deterioration of your tissues. As your tissues break down, your teeth will fall out.

The key to treating gum disease is detecting it early enough. In fact, early detection and proper treatment can reverse gum disease.

Lord Dufferin Dental Centre uses non-surgical gum therapy to treat gum disease. Therapy includes scaling, root planing and medication to treat your affected gum areas. These non-surgical treatments help to eliminate the bacteria and toxins below and above your gum line and smooth our uneven root surfaces.

If therapy is not enough, we will refer you to our periodontist who can surgically remove the infected gum tissues and allow for proper healing.

To learn more, schedule an appointment with at our practice in Orangeville today.