Understanding Periodontal Disease | Dr. Carly Hamilton

Dentist Downtown Winnipeg


The Importance of Gum Health: Insights from Upper Fort Dental and Dr. Carly Hamilton

Maintaining your gum health is essential for your overall well-being. When you visit Upper Fort Dental for an examination, our skilled hygienists conduct a thorough periodontal exam. During this examination, Dr. Carly Hamilton and our team quietly assess various aspects of your oral health.

Here’s what you need to know about periodontal disease and why it matters:

Understanding Periodontal Disease

Many Names, One Illness
Periodontal disease, commonly known as gum disease or gingivitis, involves the inflammation and infection of your gums. These terms are often used interchangeably, but they all refer to the same underlying condition.

Signs & Symptoms
Periodontal disease is often indicated by swollen, red gums and may cause bleeding during brushing and flossing. Persistent bad breath is another common symptom. If you notice any of these signs regularly, it’s crucial to contact Upper Fort Dental for an evaluation.

Impact on Overall Health
Your gum health is closely linked to your overall health. If left untreated, periodontal disease can lead to serious consequences, including bleeding gums, gum recession, and even tooth loss. Beyond oral health, periodontal disease can increase the risk of heart disease, diabetes, and stroke, according to the American Academy of Periodontology.

Comprehensive Care at Upper Fort Dental

While regular dental visits are often associated with teeth, our team looks beyond just your teeth to assess your oral health comprehensively. We understand the broader implications of periodontal disease on your overall health and take proactive steps to manage it.

Dr. Carly Hamilton and our experienced team are trained to identify early signs of periodontal disease. With early detection and proper management, periodontal disease is treatable, helping you maintain both your oral and overall health.

Schedule Your Visit

For more information about gum health or to schedule an appointment with Dr. Carly Hamilton, please contact Upper Fort Dental. Our team is dedicated to providing you with the best care to ensure your oral health contributes positively to your overall well-being.

Don’t wait—take action today to safeguard your health with a visit to Upper Fort Dental.

Upper Fort Dental of Downtown Winnipeg
Phone: 204-783-2288
108-305 Broadway
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3C3J7