Dr. Dino Georgas, BSc, DMD, MSD, Cert. Perio, FCDS(BC) discusses gum disease.
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Featuring Dr. Dino Georgas, BSc, DMD, MSD, Cert. Perio, FCDS(BC)
Duration: 45 seconds
Gum disease is a situation where we get an inflammation in your gums. It could happen for many reasons.
Some people will have a genetic disposition, someone who is diabetic, a greater chance of getting this situation for example. And, what happens is bacteria and plaque buildup at the gum line they invade the tissues.
Two things result, the bacteria has acids that would eat away at the gum and the bone and the body sends in your own immune cells to fight the infection. Now that kills the bacteria or diminishes the bacteria, but a side effect is the gum and the bone also has some damage or trauma.
End result is the gum and the bone will pull away from the tooth, we have less support, and that will weaken the tooth over your lifetime.
Local Practitioners: Periodontist
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