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Gum disease, also known as Periodontal disease is an inflammation of the gum line that can progress to affect the bone that surrounds and supports your teeth. The three stages of gum disease — from least to most severe — are gingivitis, periodontitis and advanced periodontitis.
Periodontal disease is best prevented or treated early. This is why maintaining regular dental check-ups with our dentists and hygienists, is so important.
If the periodontal disease is severe, surgery to remove the infection might be needed.
Flap surgery is a procedure involving lifting back the gums to expose of the tooth to allow removing the tartar. The gums are sutured back in place so the tissue fits snugly around the tooth again. After surgery gums fit more tightly around the teeth and are easier for both your dental hygienist and you to keep clean. Other procedures involve bone and tissue grafts. These procedures help regenerate the area to not only treat the gum disease but to also prevent it in the future.
If you have any questions about periodontal treatment or gum disease, please contact us at Floss Dental – we’re here to help. To make an appointment, call us directly at 778-565-3368 or use our online form.
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