If your teeth hurt when you chew or if your gums bleed when you brush, you probably have gum disease. That means you should see your dentist right away. Otherwise, gum disease could wreak havoc on your smile.
Gum disease is a conditions which afflicts millions of Canadians. In fact, according to the Canadian Dental Association, “7 out of 10 Canadians will develop gum disease at some time in their lives.”
Gum disease is a devastating bacterial infection which attacks your gums. The bacteria which causes gum disease consumes the plaque and tartar which grows on your teeth.
That’s why the you should use the following strategies to help prevent the growth of plaque and tartar on your smile:
There are three stages of gum disease, and each one gets progressively worse:
If Dr. Wassenaar catches gum disease early, it’s much easier to treat. But if it’s allowed to progress all the way to the advanced periodontitis stage, the patient is in serious jeopardy of losing one or more teeth.
Patients with advanced periodontitis need to see a dentist right away. The symptoms include:
We hope you see Dr. Wassenaar before a hazardous condition like gum disease gets out of hand. But the good news is there are treatments available for all stages of gum disease, including:
If you think you are suffering from gum disease, it’s essential to see Dr. Wassenaar right away. Gum disease doesn’t just attack your smile. Researchers have linked gum disease to the following serious medical conditions:
The best way to fight gum disease is to never get it in the first place. So take good care of your smile at home and make sure to visit Dr. Wassenaar for a checkup twice a year. Why not schedule your next appointment right now?