Gum disease care involves removing the tartar and plaque from the teeth and gums. It is vitally important because gum disease is an infection. It starts as gingivitis which is the body’s first reaction to periodontal bacteria. The gums swell with immune cells which try to protect the body from the bacteria. The result is swollen red gums which bleed upon flossing and even brushing. The next stage of gum disease begisn when the bacteria form hardened colonies on the gums known as tartar. The tartar begins to destroy the bone around the teeth causing gum pockets, recession, bad breath, and loosening of teeth.
Furthermore, research has shown that bacteria from gum disease can travel to other parts of the body and cause harm. For example, a link between gum disease and heart disease has been established. Furthermore, low birth weight babies and gum disease in the pregnant mother have been linked as well.
However, at Wellington Dental Dr. Grewal and his team of caring and gentle hygienists will access your gum care needs and provide solutions and treatment options. In addition individualized home care instructions and products will be provided. Safe and effective periodontal rinses may also be prescribed when needed.