Gum Disease and Periodontitis

If you’ve ever experienced red, swollen gums that bleed easily when you brush and floss, you may be on the path to gum disease. Gum disease is the most common cause of tooth loss, and has also been linked to other health problems such as heart disease, stroke, and diabetes. Fortunately, an effective oral hygiene routine will prevent the progression of gum disease and improve your overall oral health.

Periodontal or gum diseases, including gingivitis and periodontitis, are serious infections that, left untreated, can lead to tooth loss. The main cause of periodontal disease is bacterial plaque, although smoking, stress, diet and other factors can also affect the health of your gums.

Your Dental Excellence dentists provide a comprehensive assessment of the health of your gums and bone to give you options available to you.  We provide you with a treatment plan that suits you and your needs.  We help guide you to develop key strategies to improve and maintain results.