Toronto Gum Disease

Gum Disease

Gum disease, also known as periodontal disease, hits everyone at some point in their life. It is not a dangerous disease if it gets treated properly and promptly. However, it’s tricky because in its early stages you might not even know that you have it, only a dental professional will be able to recognize it.

  • Gum disease is a progressive disease that is originally caused by tartar and bacterial build-up on your teeth and under your gum line, which causes the surrounding gum tissue to be inflamed. As time goes by, more tartar forms on and around your teeth, causing the inflammation to worsen and the disease to progress.

In its early stages, gum disease is called Gingivitis, and is easily controlled and treated by a good professional dental cleaning from our highly skilled and experienced dental hygienists. If left untreated, gingivitis progresses to the more advanced level of gum disease, called Periodontitis. At this stage, the inflammation is harder to control and the hygienist has to perform a more vigorous cleaning routine, which includes scaling and root planning.

To avoid having gum disease, or at least to minimize the risk of getting it, you need to maintain great oral hygiene habits at home and commit to your professional cleaning sessions at our Toronto dental office every six months. If you happen to notice any of the following symptoms, pay us a visit at Liberty Village Dental, right away, to control the disease while it’s still in its early stages.

  • Red, swollen gums
  • Tender, bleeding gums
  • Painful chewing
  • Sensitive teeth
  • Constant bad breath
  • Loose teeth

We’re always available to provide you with quality dental care that fits your dental needs and your lifestyle. For dental questions, concerns or dental emergencies, call us at 416-533-3323 or book an appointment today.


Important update regarding the Corona Virus/COVID-19

To Our Valued Patients,

By now, you have heard of the increasing concerns surrounding the COVID-19 outbreak. Please be assured that we are monitoring this ever-changing situation closely, and will always put the health and well-being of our patients, staff and the community first.

The Royal College of Dental Surgeons of Ontario "strongly recommends that all non-essential and elective dental services be suspended immediately." As such, we have decided to suspend all operations at Liberty Village Dental until further notice.

If you have any Dental Emergency, please call Dental Emergency Services at 416-485-7121.

We look forward to taking care of your dental needs again. Once we get the 'all clear' from our regulatory body, we will contact you to book/rebook any appointments and address any concerns that you may have.

Thank you for your understanding during this unprecedented and challenging time.

We encourage you to wash your hands thoroughly and frequently, maintain social distancing, be mindful of at-risk loved ones, and stay safe and healthy!

Be well and take care.

Dr. Richard Carr