Gum therapy, also known as gum treatment, is offered at Cornerstone Dentistry to help patients prevent and treat gum (periodontal) disease.
Why might Periodontal (Gum) Therapy be needed?
Gum disease is the major cause of tooth loss in adults. Many people are pre-disposed to gum disease by heredity.
It is also caused by plaque and is often slow, painless and progressive.
What is plaque?
Plaque is a thin, colourless film of bacteria. These bacteria make acids and irritants that cause the gums to become inflamed, swell, bleed and create odours.
Proper oral hygiene and maintenance of healthy gums and supporting bone structures are vital to a healthy smile.
What are symptoms of gum disease?
Gum disease symptoms which might require gum therapy include:
- Sore gums
- Bleeding gums
- Receding gums
- Persistent bad breath
How do dentists and dental hygienists help with my gum disease?
Our staff of dental hygienists are trained to help you prevent gum disease.
They provide preventive, maintenance and educational services. The hygienists work with your doctor to develop a personalized hygiene program which provides care for your gums, soft tissues and supporting bone.
Enjoying fresh breath and healthy gums requires your interest and involvement in the maintenance process.