Gum Disease - Burlington

Gum disease, referred to medically as periodontitis, is a chronic inflammatory disease of the gums and surrounding tissues. The infection may worsen in the presence of plaque and tartar and create an infected pocket surrounding the infected tooth. If this pocket deepens, the infection can spread to the tissues surrounding the tooth and add to loss of the alveolar bone containing the tooth sockets. If left untreated over time gum disease may lead to the loosening and subsequent 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.