If you have any signs of receding gums, it is important that you seek treatment as soon as possible. Receding gums may be a common occurrence for many dental patients, but are a common sign of an unhealthy mouth. As part of our family dentistry treatments at Dame Street Dental we provide receding gum treatment that can help reverse the recession that has already occurred and prevent further progression of this issue.
Receding gums leave your entire mouth vulnerable to decay and serious infection. The gum tissues are necessary for protecting the roots of the teeth and holding the teeth securely in place. Every individual tooth is a living feature within the mouth, and if damage affects the roots of the tooth, it can die. One of the most common symptoms of receding gums is having tooth sensitivity. When the roots are even slightly exposed, hot/cold temperatures and sweet or sour foods can cause jolts of pain or discomfort to the tooth. Receding gums also leave the exposed roots susceptible to infection. Gingivitis and periodontal disease are the most common causes of receding gums. When the gums are infected due to bacterial plaque, the bacteria will eventually begin attacking the teeth. Dame Street Dental provides appropriate intervention to restore your smile.Book online
Healthy gum tissue is firm, light pink in colour, and not overly sensitive. Bleeding or swollen gums are a sign that your mouth is unhealthy and needs attention. Gum disease, periodontal disease, and receding gums are conditions that often cause bleeding or swollen gums. It is imperative to understand that these conditions will not go away on their own. Dame Street Dental offers relief for bleeding or swollen gums so that your smile is protected.
While tender, swollen, and bleeding gums are often very sensitive, the good news is that they are able to be treated and reversed. This is when intervention needs to be started sooner rather than later. Thorough cleanings provide the opportunity to remove damaging tartar build-up, and we will treat any infection or gum condition that is irritating your mouth. With continued care at home, your smile can be saved and protected for years to come.
Brushing and flossing your teeth daily will definitely make a difference in your oral health. However, even with proper care at home, plaque - also known as tartar - can build up on your teeth. Plaque is a hard substance that builds up on the tooth surface. Stains from coffee, tea, and certain foods can dull and yellow your teeth also. Our hygienists and dentists at Dame Street Dental can remove the plaque and eliminate stains for you. Ultrasonic cleaning removes the plaque leaving your teeth feeling smooth and looking their best.
Even though you are brushing and flossing, plaque continues to build up between the gums and the tooth surface in areas that brushing and flossing cannot reach. Left untreated, this plaque can eventually lead to gum disease such as gingivitis and loosening of affected teeth. Gum disease is especially concerning in older adults and those who do not brush regularly. Ultrasonic cleaning gets in those difficult to reach areas and removes harmful plaque restoring a healthy oral environment.
Unchecked gingivitis can lead to a variety of health problems one of which is increased risk of heart attack. Not only does it affect your appearance with red and puffy gums, it can also cause loss of teeth. It is a preventable disease and the dental team at Dame Street Dental is dedicated to ensuring that you do not develop this unnecessary condition.