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The Wetaskiwin Family Dental Guide To Preventing Gum Disease

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Hearing that you have periodontal disease or “gum disease” can be upsetting. Here at Wetaskiwin Family Dental in Wetaskiwin, Alberta, we are committed to educating and assisting patients in preventing gum disease. If you discover that you already have gum disease, don’t despair. We can help.

Symptoms of Gum Disease

  • Bleeding gums
  • Swollen, tender gums
  • Receding gums
  • Bad breath that won’t go away
  • Loose adult teeth
  • Sensitive teeth

Whether you are just being diagnosed, working to undo problems of the past, or trying to prevent gum disease for the future, Dr. Tim Mahoney has answers.

Steps for Healing or Preventing Gum Disease

  • Brush at least two times a day – morning and night
  • Brush with fluoride toothpaste
  • Floss at least once a day
  • Visit your dentist near you for regular check-ups and cleanings
  • Use a fluoride rinse before brushing
  • Avoid between-meal snacking
  • Avoid tobacco products

Solutions for Correcting Serious Gum Disease

  • Scaling
  • Root planing
  • Antibiotics
  • Surgery

Dr. Mahoney knows gum disease can sneak up on you. Regular check-ups and consistent, thorough oral hygiene are important for preventing the pain and health issues associated with periodontal disease. Gum disease can be successfully treated, but avoiding it are clearly best.

Dr. Mahoney is equipped with the education and experience to care for the full gamut of Wetaskiwin patients’ dental needs including cosmetic dentistry, and cosmetic dentistry, and dental implants.