PERIODONTAL (GUM) DISEASE IS A PROGRESSIVE CONDITION THAT IS THE LEADING SOURCE OF ADULT TOOTH LOSS. THE SYMPTOMS OF PERIODONTAL DISEASE MAY PRESENT AS PUFFY RED AND BLEEDING GUMS BUT IN SOME CASES APPEAR WITHOUT SYMPTOMS AT ALL.
TREATMENTS FOCUSED ON KEEPING YOUR TEETH + SUPPORTING STRUCTURES HEALTHY
Periodontics is a highly specialized area of dentistry that treats the area “around” a tooth, including the gums, bone, and supporting ligaments. While modern dentistry has given us healthier, brighter, straighter smiles, a large percentage of Canadian adults still suffer from gum disease. A healthy-looking smile is often mistakenly equated with good overall oral health, but this is not always the case.