Gum disease, also known as gingivitis, is a chronic, usually asymptomatic infection caused bacterial plaque and tartar buildup around the gumline. This bacteria, when left unchecked, works to destroy the jaw bone that supports the teeth. This condition will eventually lead to tooth loss if left untreated.
Due to the asymptomatic (painless) nature of gum disease and periodontal infections, they can often go unnoticed or undiagnosed for many years. Some subtle signs such as redness or bleeding gums while brushing or flossing, and persistent bad breath may be ignored.
At the Smile Centre, our dentists and hygienists use a comprehensive, organized system for early detection and diagnosis of gum disease. We are pleased to offer non-surgical treatment as well as surgical options to treat inflammation and more advanced symptoms of gum disease. We also offer thorough oral cancer screening and a customized treatment plan for every individual. We will also help you to design and implement a customized daily home care and maintenance routine.