In addition to preventing tooth decay, brushing and flossing are important for keeping your gums healthy. Just as teeth can develop cavities, the gums can become affected by periodontal disease, more commonly known as gum disease. Left untreated, the underlying bone that supports teeth could become affected. To restore your gums to health, Richmond Hill Smiles offers periodontal treatment in Richmond Hill, Ontario.
There are three stages of periodontal disease. The earliest stage, gingivitis, is the easiest to treat. Regular dental appointments are important to both maintaining oral health and catching issues such as gum disease while they are in their early stages. Gingivitis can progress into periodontitis. The most threatening stage of periodontal disease is late stage advanced periodontitis.
If you are experiencing any symptoms of periodontal disease, such as inflammation, swelling, or redness in the gums, your dentist at Richmond Hill Smiles can provide treatment to help restore your gum health. Periodontal treatments include:
Fortunately, it is fairly easy to prevent the need for periodontal treatments and maintain the health of your teeth and gums. Brushing twice a day (for at least two minutes at a time) and flossing daily should be sufficient to keep the teeth and gums clean of harmful plaque and damaging bacteria. However, if you suspect that you are experiencing signs of gum disease, or if it has been a while since your last dentist visit in Richmond Hill, Ontario, schedule an appointment at Richmond Hill Smiles today.