If you’re someone who enjoys eating sugary treats more often than not and have recently noticed blood when brushing or flossing your teeth, you may have developed periodontal disease.
Gum disease, or periodontal disease, is one of the leading causes of tooth loss in adults. Periodontal disease develops from an infection of the tissues that hold your teeth in place to gum. In addition, a simple gum inflammation can lead to severe periodontitis, which causes serious damage to your bone and soft tissue, and eventually tooth loss.
Your treatment for gum disease will depend on the extent of your problem. But in any case, the most important part of your gingivitis treatment is maintaining excellent oral hygiene at home. We may recommend you use an antiseptic mouthwash to help prevent plaque formation and instruct you on the correct brushing and flossing method to use at home. Importantly, you should ensure this home maintenance is accompanied by a professional clean at Langmore Dental every six months.