Periodontal or gum disease is an infection of the tissues that surround and support your teeth, including inflammation and infection of gums, ligaments, and bone. It is a leading cause of tooth loss in Canadian adults, and studies indicate that at least 75% of North Americans over age 35 have some form of periodontal disease. Gingivitis (gums disease) and periodontitis (gums and bone disease) are the two main forms of periodontal disease.
Good oral hygiene and regular dental examinations are essential in prevention and early detection of gum disease – which sometimes develops without any warning signs and can actually remain undetected until it becomes severe. For example, in a recent study, 8 out of 10 people surveyed believed they did not have periodontal disease, but 7 out of 10 exhibited one or more symptoms.
To ensure that your oral health remains optimal, schedule regular check-ups and periodontal disease screenings at dentalFX in West Edmonton Mall.
While periodontal issues can usually be treated without complication if it's caught early enough, some cases can become severe and may require a referral to a periodontist (gum specialist).
At dentalFX we often treat patients with periodontal disease. If you think you have a similar problem with your gums, please call us at (780) 705-5322 and book your appointment with our doctors, Dr. Mandeep Kanwar, Dr. Hafiz Damani, Dr. Ozair Vicaruddin, and Dr. Neetu Verma.