Periodontitis is a serious gum infection that damages soft tissue and destroys the bone that supports your teeth. Periodontitis develops when gingivitis is left untreated and over time, may lead to tooth loss. If a patient’s gum disease reaches this point, our doctors at Riverwalk Dental will likely suggest periodontal therapy.
Periodontitis is treatable, but more importantly, it is preventable. Like gingivitis, periodontitis begins with plaque. The longer plaque remains on your teeth, the more damage it can do to your gums. Other factors include tobacco use, heredity, diabetes, and/or hormonal changes. Proper oral hygiene is critical in preventing periodontitis and so is proper nutrition. In addition to brushing and flossing, you should supply your body with nutrients to keep your gums healthy.
If you have questions or concerns about gum disease, please give us a call. To learn about the services we provide at the practice, visit www.riverwalkdental.ca for more information. To schedule an appointment with one of our doctors at Riverwalk Dental located at Canada, Alberta, T1B 4Y2, Medicine Hat, 101-7 Strachan Bay, SE, 403-456-4994.