At RV Dental in Rutherford Village Shopping Centre, our periodontist is committed to preventing gingivitis and periodontitis and helping our Thornhill patients achieve and maintain healthy gums.
Gingivitis is the first stage of gum disease. In this early stage the gums are irritated by plaque and its toxin by-products, causing inflammation and potential bleeding.
As calculus and plaque continue to build up, the gums will start to recede. Bacteria and pus will begin to fill the pockets between your gums and teeth. This can cause moderate bone loss.
Teeth lose more support as the gums, bone, and periodontal ligament continue to deteriorate.
The following may indicate the presence of gum disease:
The type of gum therapy treatment you receive will depend on the severity of your gum disease.
Our specialist will do a thorough assessment and create a personalized plan based on your needs.
If the disease is caught early enough, we will recommend maintaining a good home care routine combined with regular cleanings.
Our team is available to answer your questions and discuss our periodontal services with you!