Gum disease is a widespread oral health problem, and is the leading cause of tooth loss among adults in the United States. At Liberty Dental Care, we utilize state-of-the-art technology and methods to prevent, detect and treat periodontal disease. We aim for early detection and intervention, to address gum disease from its outset, when it is easiest to treat.
Preventing gum disease begins with brushing and flossing your teeth, and visiting our dentist in Richmond Hill twice a year for professional teeth cleanings. During a teeth cleaning, a dental healthcare professional thoroughly removes plaque, tartar and debris from difficult to reach crevices of your mouth, and will also guide you on better techniques for cleaning and caring for your teeth at home. Managing the buildup of plaque is vital for maintaining healthy gums; when plaque gathers below the gum line, it can infect and inflame the soft tissues and supporting structures of the teeth, which leads to gingivitis. Gingivitis is the initial phase of periodontal disease, and may not present with any pain or symptoms at first. A comprehensive examination, with the use of advanced digital radiography, as needed, can detect gingivitis early on, when it is still reversible. Periodontal treatment for gingivitis may include a deep cleaning, called scaling, which removes plaque from underneath the gums. Scaling is often performed in conjunction with root planing, which smoothes the root surfaces of teeth to prevent further plaque buildup. Our dentist may also recommend more frequent teeth cleanings and more rigorous oral hygiene habits. These steps can help halt the progress of gingivitis and prevent more advanced stages of gum disease.
At Liberty Dental Care, we are committed to helping you enjoy optimal oral health throughout your life. Our dentist in Richmond Hill delivers the gentle, precise periodontal care you deserve. To learn more about gum disease or to schedule an appointment, call today.