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Has your dentist or dental hygienist ever told you during your dental visit that you have bleeding gums? Bleeding gums are one symptom of gum disease, commonly referred to as gingivitis. You may have noticed that your gums bleed while you brush or floss your teeth at home. It is vital to take the necessary…

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A gingivectomy is a form of dental surgery used to treat gum issues and reduce excess gum tissue. This is a different procedure from a gingivoplasty. A gingivoplasty is used to reshape or contour the gum tissue to correct gum deformities. When is a gingivectomy needed? To Treat Periodontal Disease In health, the gum tissue…

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What Is Periodontitis? Periodontal disease is another term used when referring to periodontitis. Unlike gingivitis, a type of reversible gum disease, periodontitis is not reversible. Periodontal disease involves the permanent breakdown of gum tissue and bone in the mouth. How Does It Start? The first stage is the development of gum disease (gingivitis). Gingivitis occurs…

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What Is A Complete Oral Exam? A complete oral exam is also known as a COE. A comprehensive oral exam is another term that is used interchangeably. A COE is different than a dental exam regarding its length and what is involved. A complete oral exam is necessary every few years, or if it is…

Gum Disease Treatment

Gum disease is the inflammation and infection of the gums and the surrounding tissue. Generally caused by bacterial plaque, it is the most significant cause of adult tooth loss. How Gum Disease Develops Plaque, a thin, colourless film, is caused by bacteria in your mouth, and it develops on your teeth. If left untreated, bacterial…

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