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The Esthene Centre
879 Waterloo Street,
London, Ontario
N6A 3W7

Phone: 519 672-5373
Fax: 519-672-7999

esthene@solardental.com

Gum disease treatment London Ontario

A large portion of adults in Canada have some form of gum disease. Serious gum disease is also called periodontal disease.  Gum disease can range from simple gum inflammation to serious disease causing major damage to the soft tissue and bone that support the teeth. If gum disease goes untreated, you can lose your teeth.

What Causes Gum Disease?

Since our mouths are a warm, moist environment, it is a great place for bacteria to grow.  This bacteria, along with mucus and other particles, constantly form a sticky, colorless “plaque” on teeth. If you take care of your teeth properly by brushing and flossing, you can get rid of the plaque before it hardens onto your teeth.

Plaque that has hardened is called tartar.  Brushing and flossing are not enough to remove tartar.  Only a professional cleaning by a dentist or dental hygienist can remove tartar.

The longer plaque and tartar are on teeth, the more harmful they become.

Bacteria in the tartar can cause inflammation of the gums, called “gingivitis.”  The gums become red, swollen and can bleed easily.  Gingivitis is a mild form of gum disease that can usually be treated with careful brushing, flossing, and regular cleaning by a dental hygienist.

Gingivitis does not cause any loss of bone and tissue that hold teeth in place.

Signs That You May Need Gum Disease Treatment

  1. Red, swollen gums – If gums are tender and bleed easily when you brush or floss, you may need gum disease treatment.
  2. Persistent bad breath – Bacteria release toxins that can irritate the gums and teeth and cause bad breath. Gingivitis does not cause bad breath.  It takes a lot of bacteria to have noticeably bad breath.  So, if you constantly struggle with bad breath, get your teeth checked in case you need gum disease treatment.
  3. Gums get smaller – If you notice that your teeth seem to be getting longer and longer…it’s not your teeth. Teeth stop growing after a certain age.  It is more likely that your gums are receding.  When gums start separating from the tooth, they form a pocket where bacteria can easily accumulate, resulting in gum disease.
  4. Sensitive teeth – If your teeth are sensitive to cold drinks, your gums may be receding. Receding gums expose the sensitive part of the teeth called “dentin”.  You become sensitive to cold foods and even cold air.
  5. Wiggly or shifting teeth – Gum disease can deteriorate the bones surrounding your teeth. If you find that your teeth seem to be shifting or they feel a little loose, you might need gum disease treatment.

Gum Disease Treatment Options

Your dentist has many options for treating gum disease.  As soon as you start suspecting you might have a gum disease problem, get a “deep cleaning” from a professional dental hygienist.

A deep cleaning involves going deep under the gum line using special instruments.  Scaling and root planing are often involved.

Have the dentist look at your teeth during this cleaning.  Depending on the situation, you may need to book another appointment for a more detailed look at your oral health situation.

Find Out If You Need Gum Disease Treatment Call 519 672-5373 or 1 844-765-2748

Solar Dental is open 6 days a week, and in the evenings during weekdays for teeth cleaning services in London Ontario.

The Solar Dental London dentist office is a full service dental clinic in London Ontario that provides cosmetic dentist services, sedation dentistry services, emergency dentist services, dental hygiene services, dental implants, paediatric dentist services, periodontist services, Invisalign and denture care services.  We are a full service family friendly dental clinic in London Ontario providing dental services for adults and kids dentist services.

If you are experiencing extreme tooth pain, you might need a root canal from an endodontist.   Extreme pain can be considered a dental emergency, so come see us as quickly as possible.  We will schedule your appointment on a priority basis to get rid of the pain as quickly as possible.   Call 519 672-5373 or 1 844-765-2748 to let us know you are coming.

 Gum Disease Treatment London Ontario