Periodontal disease (Periodontitis) damages the gums, ligaments and bone structure that support your teeth. It is caused by the bacterial infection associated with plaque. Plaque is that clear sticky substance that builds throughout the day on your teeth which is removed by regular brushing and flossing. Plaque that isn’t cleaned off through brushing and flossing hardens into tartar which must be removed by a hygienist through ‘scaling’.
Tartar that is left on the teeth can cause infection that will accumulate below the gum line. Over time the bacterial infection can result in the gums separating from their grip on your teeth causing ‘pockets’ between your gum and tooth to develop. These ‘pockets’ make room for more infection and additional problems. These include receding and painful gum tissue, loosened and damaged teeth, constant bad breath issues and even tooth loss.
Periodontal disease can be prevented and treated like most ailments, the earlier it is detected the better.
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Conveniently located on 6255 Hazeldean Rd (on the second floor of Big Red Barn), in Stittsville, we provide dental services to patients from Stittsville, Kanata, Carp, Richmond, Munster, Carleton Place, Ottawa and Arnprior. Call us at 613-831-7750 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org to book an appointment with one of our dentists and hygienists today.