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Gingivitis vs. periodontitis

The two most common forms of gum disease are gingivitis and periodontitis. The former is a benign infection of the gums, while the latter is the result of untreated gingivitis.

Gingivitis is a minor infection of the gums that oftentimes can easily be treated. The source of the problem is usually poor dental hygiene. Although no pain is felt in most cases, some signs of gingivitis are swollen or bleeding gums when brushing or flossing your teeth.

Periodontitis develops over time and is caused by specific bacteria that get lodged under the gums, slowly destroying the tissue surrounding your teeth. When detected early on, it may be possible to treat the disease and avoid any after-effects.

In addition to check-ups and cleanings every six months, we’ll recommend periodontal therapy. This involves using a laser to treat infected tissue, a procedure that is much more effective than traditional methods. However, if the infection is severe (ex.: deep periodontal pockets, loose teeth, etc.), the treatment may be more complex and could even require the extraction of one or several teeth. That’s why it’s so important to detect the disease early on.

Good oral hygiene, as well as regular check-ups and cleanings, are truly essential.

To book your next appointment at Centre Dentaire Delongchamp, call us at 450-562-0266.The two most common forms of gum disease are gingivitis and periodontitis. The former is a benign infection of the gums, while the latter is the result of untreated gingivitis.
Gingivitis is a minor infection of the gums that oftentimes can easily be treated. The source of the problem is usually poor dental hygiene. Although no pain is felt in most cases, some signs of gingivitis are swollen or bleeding gums when brushing or flossing your teeth.
Periodontitis develops over time and is caused by specific bacteria that get lodged under the gums, slowly destroying the tissue surrounding your teeth. When detected early on, it may be possible to treat the disease and avoid any after-effects.
In addition to check-ups and cleanings every six months, we’ll recommend periodontal therapy. This involves using a laser to treat infected tissue, a procedure that is much more effective than traditional methods. However, if the infection is severe (ex.: deep periodontal pockets, loose teeth, etc.), the treatment may be more complex and could even require the extraction of one or several teeth. That’s why it’s so important to detect the disease early on.
Good oral hygiene, as well as regular check-ups and cleanings, are truly essential.
To book your next appointment at Centre Dentaire Delongchamp, call us at 450-562-0266.