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Your NW Calgary Choice for
Gum Disease Treatment!

While it’s not uncommon for your gums to sometimes bleed when you brush your teeth, nor is it uncommon to notice that some of your gums are receding, exposing more of certain teeth, this should not happen. Your gums should never bleed when brushing or flossing. If they do, it’s time to take action before the situation worsens. Give Toothville Family Dentistry a call to schedule an examination. We offer Gum Therapy and would need to assess the condition of your gums before the condition worsens and you develop more serious gum disease that requires more costly and time-intensive treatment.

What is Gum Disease?

What do Healthy Gums Look like?

Healthy gums are usually red in color. They don’t appear to be “puffy” or swollen, nor do they bleed when you brush or floss. They have a texture to them that resembles an orange peel. The edges are scalloped and follow the lines of your teeth. And, they don’t hurt.

First-Stage Gum Disease

The first stage of gum disease is known as gingivitis. Symptoms include bleeding gums and inflamed or swollen gum tissue around the teeth. This occurs when plaque and tartar build-up around the teeth, infecting the gums. If diagnosed at this stage, gum disease is easily treatable and reversible. If ignored, the condition evolves into Stage Two gum disease.

Second Stage Gum Disease

Second stage gum disease, known as periodontitis, occurs when plaque and tartar surrounding the teeth start to extend below the gum line. Next, your gums start to pull away from your teeth and your teeth start to loosen. Usually, infection sets in and you have bad breath. Bones supporting the teeth may become damaged and there is increased tooth sensitivity.

At this point, your teeth may become so loose that they are structurally unsound and unable to function. They may have to be removed.

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What Should I do to
Avoid Gum Disease?

Taking an active role in your oral hygiene is important to maintain healthy gums. Brush at least twice a day, and floss at least once daily. Sticking to a regular dental check-up schedule in our office helps to diagnose gum disease at its earliest stages when it is most treatable in the least expensive way.

How long has it been since your last cleaning and checkup? Call Toothville Family Dentistry today and schedule an appointment, especially if you’ve noticed any bleeding or swelling in your gums lately!

We look forward to hearing from you soon. Call Toothville Family Dentistry
at (587) 755-6688 to set up a gum therapy appointment today!