Periodontal disease (gum disease) damages the gums, ligaments and bone structure that support your teeth. It is caused by the bacterial infection that results from plaque and tartar buildup due to improper brushing and infrequent flossing.
Tartar that is left on the teeth can cause infection that will accumulate below the gum line, which can result in pockets to form between your gums and teeth. These ‘pockets’ make room for more infection and additional problems to occur including receding and pain in gum tissue, as well as loosened damaged teeth, constant breath issues and even tooth loss.
Like most ailments, the earlier Periodontal Disease is detected, the better it can be treated. Our North York family dentists and hygienists will perform thorough dental examination to determine the best treatment plan for you.
You can greatly reduce your chances of developing periodontal disease by regularly visiting us at our North York dental office. With our help, and a proper oral health regiment, your smile can remain healthy and free of periodontal disease.
At our North York dental office, our fees are based on the most current Ontario Dental Association fee guide for General Practitioners for general dental services and the most current Ontario Dental Association fee guide for Specialists for specialty dental services.
If you have any questions about the costs of any of our dental services, please contact us so one of our staff members can clarify and guide you through the price determinations.
You can find our patient referral form here. We provide dental care for the whole family, including children's dentistry and emergency dental care.