Periodontal Care: Gum Disease
Periodontal care focuses on the health of the tissues and structures surrounding the teeth. Maintaining these helps to prevent or reverse gum disease. It is important to schedule regular appointments with a dental hygienist (every 6 months) to treat existing gum disease or avoid it altogether!
Gum disease is the inflammation of gum tissues due to bacteria and plaque at the gumline. If left untreated, gum disease will progressively worsen, ultimately leading to the deterioration of the soft tissues and supporting bone. If caught and treated early enough, gum disease is reversible.
Stage 1: Gingivitis
Stage 2: Periodontitis