Periodontal Disease is caused by bacteria in your plaque. The bacteria will cause inflammation and begin destruction of the gums. At this stage you may notice signs of bleeding which would be an indication of early stages of Periodontal Disease (Gingivitis). Because the word “Periodontal” means “Around the Tooth”, the disease attacks more than just your gums, but also the bone that provide support for your teeth. In early stages, Periodontal Disease is often painless, which is why bi-annual dental checkups are important.
To reduce risks of periodontal disease, at Riverside Dental Clinic we recommend practicing good oral hygiene, eating a balanced diet, and sticking to your regular dental visits.
Here is what to look out for when it comes to Periodontal Disease:
- Bleeding Gums
- Loose Teeth
- Spaces Between Teeth (that are new or changing)
- Persistent Bad Breath
- Signs of infection around the teeth and gums
- Receding gums
- Swollen or puffy gums
- Sensitivity and discomfort
If you believe you are experiencing symptoms of periodontal disease, or are due for a dental checkup, give us a call today.
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180 Riverside Dr. East, P.O. Box 699
Drumheller, Alberta T0J 0Y0