Posted: July 31, 2013
Periodontal disease is a relatively common dental problem among adults, yet many people don’t know that gum disease is one of the biggest threats to your oral health and often ignore its early symptoms.
The Calgary dentists at Aesthetic Dental Studio understand that your dental health affects your overall health, and maintaining healthy gums is critical to both. That’s why we focus on preventive dental care and the early diagnosis and treatment of periodontal disease; please call us today at 403-543-4600 to schedule your exam.
Symptoms of periodontal disease include but are not limited to:
· Persistent bad breath
· Swollen gums
· Recurring bleeding of the gums, such as when eating or brushing
· Sensitive teeth
· Loose teeth
· Receding gums
If not treated, periodontal disease can progress to the severe form known as periodontitis. This can eventually lead to bone loss and the loss of teeth.
Fortunately, there are treatment options for periodontal disease including:
Your dentist will help you determine the best option for your unique needs. Like other oral health and systemic health problems, periodontal disease is easier to prevent than to treat later in life.
Healthy gums can generally be maintained with a good dental health routine that includes daily brushing and flossing in addition to regular checkups and teeth cleanings with your general dentist.
To learn more about periodontal disease diagnosis and treatment, or to arrange your exam, please contact Aesthetic Dental Studio today. We are proud to serve patients from the greater Calgary, Alberta, area.