Gum disease prevention and treatment is among the most important services we offer at R Dentists in Mississauga. Periodontal infection is the most common cause of adult tooth loss, and it has been linked to a wide variety of systemic medical problems. It is also treatable, and in most cases, preventable.
The recipe for a healthy mouth includes two important ingredients. One is diligent at home hygiene, with daily brushing and flossing. The other is regular dental care, including a teeth-cleaning schedule recommended by your dental providers (this can vary from 2-4 cleanings per year).
Other factors that contribute to oral health include:
We begin with an examination to determine if you have gum disease, and how severe it is. Your dentist will look for calculus, check the color and firmness of gum tissue, measure the depth of pockets around your teeth, and take x-rays, if needed. Gingivitis treatment works best if caught early, so make sure to get checked out regularly!
If you have concerns about periodontal disease, please come see us for an evaluation. Call (905) 567-6757 to schedule.