What is gum disease?

Gum disease is the leading cause of tooth loss in Canadian adults. However, most cases of gum disease are actually preventable. Gum disease, also known as periodontal disease, results from a bacterial infection in your gums. It affects the gum tissue surrounding your teeth.

What are symptoms of gum disease?

While gum disease might not show any symptoms in early stages, there might be other symptoms including:

  • Bleeding gums
  • Sore gums
  • Swollen gums
  • Receding gums
  • Purple-red gums

How do we help your gum disease?

We use soft tissue management to help you prevent issues and maintain oral health. During your routine check-up your dental hygienist will check for signs of gym disease. Our team will then develop a personalized treatment plan based on your current status.


We recommend frequent hygiene appointments, deep cleaning, and specialized home care routines, as treatment for gum disease.

Practicing good oral hygiene at home, in combination with regular visits to the dentist, can help you avoid gum disease.

Welcome to the Deschênes-Poitras Red Barn Dental.

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 info@redbarndental.ca to book an appointment with one of our dentists and hygienists today.

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