Periodontics

At RV Dental in Thornhill, our periodontist is committed to preventing gingivitis & periodontitis, and to care for patients to help achieve & maintain healthy gums.


Periodontist Service, Rutherford Dental, Thornhill

What are the stages of gum disease?

Gingivitis

Gingivitis is the first stage of the disease. This is the first stage of the disease, where the gums are irritated by plaque and its toxin by-products, causing inflammation and potential bleeding.

Periodontitis

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.

Advanced Periodontitis

Teeth lose more support as the gums, bone, and periodontal ligament continue to deteriorate.

Signs of Gum Disease

The following may indicate the presence of gum disease:

  • Bleeding gums
  • Loose teeth
  • New spacing between teeth
  • Persistent bad breath
  • Receding gums
  • Red gums
  • Puffy, swollen gums
  • Tenderness or discomfort

Treatment

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 happy to discuss our periodontal services with you! 


If you have been experiencing any of the symptoms above, please contact our team today.

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