Did you know that gum disease is curable?
Gum disease is caused by the bacteria present in the dental plaque. The toxins produced by these bacteria affect the bone that supports the teeth. If plaque is not removed, it can harden and form calculi (tartar) that may exacerbate the periodontal problem.
Even people who have excellent oral hygiene are unable to completely curb the formation of tartar on the teeth. These forms when the minerals in the saliva harden or calcify the plaque on the teeth. Soft and sticky, the plaque is formed continuously. Therefore, daily use of the toothbrush and floss is important to remove plaque before it solidifies into tartar.
We strongly believe that treating the disease as soon as it occurs can prevent our patients from having many oral and general health problems. Indeed, several studies have shown a direct link between gum disease, heart disease, Alzheimer's disease and premature births, just to name a few. That's why our team members put a lot of emphasis on informing patients affected by gum disease.
At Dents Mon Quartier, we use different protocols to stop the progression of the disease and to cure it. The chosen protocol will vary according to the dentist's diagnosis, the severity of the illness in the patient and the patient's desire to treat their condition.
If you want to tackle gum disease and put an end to it, Dr Joumana Charouk, D.M.D., general dentist, offers various options. Call or email us to make an appointment today!