Many adults experience periodontitis, which is a gum tissue infection. This periodontal disease destroys the ligaments that hold the gums to the teeth and the bone that supports the teeth in the jaw. It is the most common cause of tooth loss in adults, and for that reason it is very important to treat periodontitis before it progresses that far. Periodontal gum treatment involves the teeth and gums being thoroughly assessed and cleaned of plaque by the dental hygienist. Removal of the daily plaque build-up with careful flossing and brushing at home is essential to keeping the mouth healthy. If the gum disease has progressed, pocket reduction surgery is a good treatment for long-term stability. Each patient's needs are individually assessed, and a custom care plan is developed to treat their concerns.
It's better to be safe than sorry. Schedule an appointment with the Maple Dental Health team to stay on top of your oral health.