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Early gum disease treatment can prevent further recession and health problems in Mississauga

Many adults notice a bit of ‘pink in the sink’ when they brush or floss their teeth and dismiss it as part of the habit. In fact, bleeding or sore gums can be a sign of gum disease – an oral health issue that can cause gum recession, tooth sensitivity, and, if left untreated, overall wellness issues. Dr. Rina Kotecha of Dentistry on 10 helps her patients understand gum disease and how to prevent or treat it.

Gum Recession Treatment for Dental Health Problems in Mississauga Area

What is gum disease?

Gum disease, also known as periodontal disease, begins with the growth of bacteria in the mouth. It typically begins just under the surface of the gums causing pockets of space between the teeth and gums, which become inflamed and infected. If not addressed, gum disease can do more than cause bleeding and sore gums, it can cause the gum recession, bone loss, and many health issues. The good news is that gum disease is not only treatable, but preventable with diligent oral health care.

Treatment for gum disease

The earlier that gum disease is detected the easier it will be to treat.

  • Gingivitis, the earliest stage of gum disease, can typically be reversed with better oral hygiene habits. More thorough brushing and flossing will remove plaque, the biggest trigger for gum disease. Most dentists recommend that patients brush for at least two minutes twice a day and floss carefully at least once each day. Skipping the step of flossing only cleans a little more than half of the tooth’s surface, leaving plenty of area for plaque and bacteria to grow.
  • If the gum disease is more advanced, a more intensive treatment may be required. This may include scaling and root planing in which plaque is removed from below the gum line. Other popular treatments include Ozone therapy and laser treatments. All these procedures are performed in order to remove bacteria and infection from the mouth. In some cases, a prescription mouth rinse or antibiotics will also be prescribed.
  • In the most severe cases of gum disease, the best course of treatment is oral surgery in which the gums are pulled back in order to clean out the infected area. The gums are then stitched so that the infection cannot come back.

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Hi, my name is Naren. I have been coming to dentistry on 10 for at least five years, probably a lot longer than that. I first heard about Doctor Rena, through a friend of mine who was my roommate back in college and the, the, thing that attracted me to her right off the bat is she went to Harvard of course, you know Harvard is one of the top schools in the world, so you know studying at Harvard and Learning dentistry Harvard, I’ve never met anybody who went to Harvard, so that was the number one thing. But when I came here, it’s not the Harvard that I ended up staying here for. It’s because she’s a very caring person and she has a team that really is caring. So, for example, you know I, I, have some health conditions and you know taking care of my gums is really, really, important and I’m like not that good at taking care of myself. So you know she just, just, stuck with me, just kept at me and, you know, just taught me things and talk to me about things and you know. And when I did, you know, kind of mess up and you know, get gum disease again. You know she you know, stuck with me. So, like for me personally, I know people come for dentistry for lots of reasons, some people you know, care about their smile and things like that. For me personally, it’s the health because I have a history of health issues in my family and I know the importance of, you know, taking care of your gums and you overall mouth and health so I would strongly recommend Doctor Rena if you really care about your health. If you really want somebody who’s not just trying to, you know, give you things you don’t need, but really, who’s trying to focus on what’s good for you, helping you achieve your goals. She’s very caring, very, very patient, very, very, gentle and, and, she’s there for you. So, it’s almost like having a partner in health who’s working with you to make your life better. So, we all need it, and especially as we get older when we are in our 40s and 50s, we need to take care of our health and without doctor Rena I don’t think I would have the comes I have and I don’t think I would be working on my health. Thank you very much Doctor Rena and I would, absolutely without a hesitation, recommend anybody and my entire family comes here as well as my two kids and My wife. So, thank you for being an amazing dentist and thank you for caring about people who live in the neighbourhood and their health.

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Meet Dr. Rina Kotecha

Dr. Rina Kotecha is a graduate of the Harvard School of Dental Medicine. She possesses 19 years of expertise in the dentistry field specializing in general dentistry. She has further qualifications from the MGE Executive Training Program and Master Implant Training Program while holding certification in Soft Tissue Management Program by DenMat. She completed the Rondeau Seminars in Level I Orthodontics and she is an active member of the Ontario Dental Association and Ontario Dental Implant Network.