Gum Disease – Don Mills
Gum disease, referred to medically as periodontitis, is a chronic inflammatory disease of the gums and surrounding tissues. This type of infection could get worse especially if there’s a lot of plaque and tartar around the infected pocket surrounding the infected tooth. As the pocket becomes deeper, the infection can spread to the tissues surrounding your tooth and continue to diminish the strength of the bone containing the tooth sockets. If you leave it untreated, gum disease will lead to the loosening and loss of teeth.
To minimize the risk of developing gum disease, it's essential to remove plaque and tartar by brushing at least twice a day, flossing daily and maintaining regular checkups with your dentist.