Gum Disease - Oakville

Gum disease, also known as Periodontics, is a chronic inflammatory disease of the gums and surrounding area. In the presence of plaque and tartar, the infection may worsen by creating an infected pocket surrounding the tooth. When this pocket deepens, the infection can spread to the tissues surrounding the tooth and add to the progressive loss of the alveolar bone that contains the tooth sockets. If left untreated, it may lead to the loosening and subsequent loss of teeth.

To minimize the risk of developing gum disease, it's imperative to remove plaque and tartar by brushing at least twice a day, flossing daily and maintaining regular checkups with a dental professional.