Bleeding and receding gums?

Healthy gums do not bleed! Gingivitis is the inflammation of gums that can cause bleeding. Bacteria present in plaque and tartar deposits on teeth can cause inflammation and bleeding gums. Even with regular home care, bacteria below the gums are not adequately removed. The hygienist uses specialized dental instruments that are designed to remove bacteria-laden plaque and calculus from tooth surface

If left untreated, gingivitis can progress to periodontitis. Periodontitis is a severe gum infection that causes damage to the gums and bone that holds the teeth, eventually jeopardizing the health of your teeth.

Healthy gums are typically pink in colour. Some symptoms of periodontitis can include red, swollen gums, gums that recede from the teeth, loose teeth, and bad breath. In some cases, the infection may be deep below the surface and may appear to have few external symptoms.

If left untreated, periodontitis can lead to significant gum recession and bone loss, which can then cause tooth loss and serious health problems — including increased risk of heart disease.

Periodontitis is a disease, but its effects can be stopped and reversed to some extent with proper treatment. Hygienists are specially trained to take care of your gums. Every patient has their unique needs. While regular hygiene visits can control most of the gum disease,sometimes dentist prescribed medications and procedures are required to treat a more aggressive and refractory form of gum disease. As gum recession and bone loss are difficult to reverse, it is crucial to stop the progress of periodontitis.

We at Canoe Dental, take baseline measurements at your first appointment and check the effectiveness of our treatment by regular monitoring.

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