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Periodontal Treatment

Periodontal Treatment

Though millions of individuals are affected by periodontal (gum) disease, many people are unaware of the significant health risks the condition can cause when not properly treated. Gum irritation may be just the beginning. As gum disease worsens, your risk for more serious conditions such as pneumonia, high blood pressure, stroke, and heart disease also increases. With the comprehensive range of gum disease treatments offered by our Calgary dentists, you can improve the wellness and appearance of your gums while minimizing the potential for related health conditions to develop.

Causes of Gum Disease

While the development of gum disease can not always be pinned down to a specific cause, there are a variety of factors that can increase your risk for developing this common condition. Poor dental hygiene and a lack of proper routine dental care which can allow harmful plaque and bacteria to build up around the gum line are often thought to be leading causes of gum disease. However, additional risk factors may include:
  • Tobacco use
  • Poor Nutrition
  • Hormonal changes
  • Stress
  • Clenching or grinding the teeth
  • Diabetes
  • Illnesses that negatively affect the immune system
  • Certain prescription medications
By practicing good oral hygiene, visiting Smile 32 Dentistry for routine oral exams and teeth cleanings, and minimizing these additional risk factors, you can help decrease your chance of developing gum disease.

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