Gum Disease Therapy

Your gums are just as important as your teeth!

Most people lose their teeth due to periodontal disease, than for any other reason. At Convent Glen Dental Centre, we help many patients fight this disease that has been linked to the development of coronary heart disease and stroke.

Periodontal disease, also called gum disease, is an infection of the teeth, gums and the ligaments and bone that surround your teeth. Gums infected with periodontal disease are toxic reservoirs of disease-causing bacteria. Bleeding gums can create an opening that allows harmful bacteria in your mouth to enter your bloodstream.

It’s vital to your overall health to keep your gums healthy. If we determine that you have periodontal disease, we’ll suggest therapies specific to your condition, have you in for more frequent professional cleanings, and work with you to create a suitable at-home oral hygiene routine.

Bleeding Gums Are Not Normal!

In the early stage of gum disease, called gingivitis, the gums become red, swell, and bleed easily. The disease is still reversible at this stage, and can usually be eliminated by careful daily brushing and flossing. In the more advanced stages of gum disease, called periodontitis, the gums and bone that support the teeth become seriously damaged. If the disease is left untreated, it can eventually lead to loss of teeth.

Call 613-830-2222 to schedule a new patient exam with Drs. Mosco and Rief.