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Gum Disease Prevention

Gum disease is one of the most common diseases in Canadians. It is also known as periodontal disease. Despite your best efforts with maintaining your oral health, you may still experience gum disease.


How can I be sure I have gum disease?

Gum disease often develops without exhibiting any symptoms whatsoever. A skilled dental hygienist or dentist will be able to identify the signs of early gum disease.

Early detection is crucial in treating this progressive disease.

This is one of the reasons that regular oral hygiene checkups are so crucial to maintain good dental health.

If our skilled team does confirm you have gum disease, we will explain your options and assist you to choose the best treatment for you.

How will my dental team at River Oaks Dental treat my gum disease?

Treatment of gum disease depends on the severity. Our helpful team will work with you to develop a treatment plan to address your individual needs.

Possible treatment options include changes to your at home dental hygiene routine, frequent visits with our dental hygienist, or in-office procedures.

In rare cases, surgery might be recommended.

What are the symptoms of gum disease?

Symptoms of gum disease can include

  • tender gums
  • sore gums
  • swollen gums
  • bleeding gums
  • mouth sores
  • bright purple or red-purple gums
  • persistent bad breath.

Gum disease presents no symptoms in its early stages. As gum disease progresses, however, it can lead to receding gums, bone loss, and even loss of teeth.

How can I prevent gum disease?

Excellent oral hygiene is the best way to avoid the discomfort and significant complications of gum disease.

Our knowledgeable team will be more than happy to assist you in developing a home care routine that gives you the best chance of avoiding this inconvenient and painful disease.


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