Dr. Kara knows that providing restorative dentistry for his Langley BC patients is an essential part in their achieving and maintaining good oral health. This is particularly important when, according to the Canadian Dental Association (CDA), up to 80 percent of Canadians will be affected by gum disease at some point in their lives.
While there are several factors involved in the development of gum disease, the build-up of dental plaque is the most likely culprit. This colorless film of bacteria thrives in the mouth, and will often get between the tooth surface and gum tissue. If not properly removed, plaque development can progress until it eventually hardens into tartar. Next, the gums can become inflamed, and if left untreated, develop into a serious infection that can attack the jawbone, lead to shrinkage of gum tissue, and result in tooth loss.
Research also shows that gum disease may be linked to several other serious ailments, including diabetes, heart disease and certain forms of cancer. Therefore, in trying to prevent these serious problems from developing, it’s vital to know some of the common signs of gum disease including:
*Gums that recede, making teeth appear longer*Tooth sensitivity
*Gums that are tender, swollen, red, or bleed easily
*Chronic bad breath
*Discomfort/pain experienced while chewing
*Loosening of teeth
If you’re experiencing one or more of these symptoms, it’s important to see your dentist as soon as possible. Professional treatment is required in order to halt this serious gum disease effectively, as well as helping prevent it from developing in the first place. With modern restorative dentistry services for Langley BC residents, Dr. Kara can give your teeth and gums the boost they need to stay healthy and happy.