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Gingivitis is the early stage of gum disease and it is treatable with a simple cleaning and good at-home oral care. If your child has more advanced gum disease, he/she may need more extensive treatment. Rest assured, we can provide effective solutions. Need help? Make an appointment today.
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"Childhood Gum Disease: How to Know if Your Child Has It and What to Do About It"

Finding out if your child has gum disease can be terrifying, especially if you don’t know much about it or aren’t sure what to do next. On this page, we’ll cover what gum disease in kids is, and how to find treatment that’s right for your family and the overall health of your child. 

If you suspect your child has gum disease, please start here to learn more about your options, so you can make an informed decision about gum disease treatment for children.

Why Parents Should Worry About Gum Disease In Kids

Though it's often thought of as an adult problem, gum disease in children is actually quite common too. In fact, kids can get gum disease even before their permanent teeth come in. Here's what parents need to know about childhood gum disease in Calgary, including how to know if your child has it and what to do about it.

Because gingivitis is so common, many people assume that it's not that serious.You may be wondering: Can kids get gum disease? Really? Sometimes gingivitis is hard to detect when you don't know what to look for. Gingivitis in children is usually only picked up on routine dental checkups. 

Please be aware: Calgary Gum disease in children can lead to more serious periodontal issues later on down the road. Untreated gingivitis can cause tooth loss or diseases such as diabetes and heart disease over time due to inflammation damage in other parts of the body caused by bacteria building up in your bloodstream, because it isn't being disposed of effectively enough through your lymph nodes.

So should you worry? Dr. Cameron Zealand at North Calgary Pediatric Dentistry recommends to take any signs of gum disease in your kid serious, to avoid big dental problems at any later stage in life.

The Signs of Gum Disease In Children

How to know if your child has gum disease? Swollen gums in kids can be the first sign of gum disease which is also called "Gingivitis". If your child's gums are swollen, red, or bleed easily, it's important to make an appointment with a dentist or pediatric specialist, like Dr. Cameron Zealand at North Calgary Pediatric Dentistry.

Other signs of gum disease include:
  • Loose teeth
  • Bleeding while brushing or flossing
  • Gums that pull away from the teeth (receding gums)
  • Separating teeth that show greater gaps than normal spacing
  • Bad breath that won't go away with frequent teeth brushing
  • Pus between the teeth and gums

And it's true: When left untreated, gum disease can actually also lead to serious tooth loss. In children, gum disease is often caused by plaque buildup on the teeth. Plaque is a sticky film of bacteria that forms on teeth when they're not properly cleaned. Plaque can cause gingivitis, which is an inflammation of the gums.
 
Gingivitis is reversible with good oral hygiene habits and regular, professional dental care. When you see any gum disease signs as described above, please have your child checked as soon as possible by a kids dentist in the Calgary NE NW.
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How Does A Pediatric Dentist Treat Gum Disease In Kids?

Here's the good news for all parents: Gingivitis or gum disease in kids is reversible with proper oral hygiene. However, if left untreated, advanced gingivitis can actually progress to the more serious version of gum disease: periodontal disease.

Gingivitis can be easily prevented with a brushing, flossing, and a daily dental care routine. Nevertheless, professional dental cleanings are required for removal of tartar, by scaling and root planning. When you come in for a professional kids dental cleaning at our North Calgary Pediatric Dentist office, we are able to remove all plaque and tartar from your child’s teeth. Additionally, we’ll show you and your child how to remove plaque successfully and how to clean your child's teeth effectively on a daily basis.

Scaling and root planing are needed to remove plaque and tartar from tooth surfaces and beyond the gum line in more advanced cases of childhood gingivitis. The root planing procedure is more extensive and often utilizes more advanced instrumentation like lasers, or ultrasonic devices to remove the bacteria that is causing the inflammation on the roots.

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Who Treats Gum Disease In Kids In Calgary?

At North Calgary Pediatric Dentistry, we treat kids with gum disease of all ages. Dr. Cameron Zealand is a well-known North Calgary Paediatric Dentist with years of experience treating gum disease in children. If you have been searching for a "kids gum disease treatment near me" look no further! 

Dr. Cameron Zealand is also serving the communities of Beddington Heights, Huntingdon Hills, Country Hills, Country Hills Village, Harvest Hills, Panorama Hills,  Thorncliffe, Coventry Hills,  Edgemont, Arbour Lake, Ranchlands, Dalhousie, Brentwood, Tuxedo Park, Montgomery, Bowness, Silver Springs, Varsity, Evanston, Sage Hill, Simons Valley, Nolan Hill, Royal Vista, Skyview Ranch, Saddle Ridge, Martindale, Taradale, Falconridge, Temple, Vista Heights, Sunridge, Pineridge, Monterey Park and surrounding Calgary areas.

If you think your child may have gum disease, the first step is to schedule a consultation with Dr. Zealand. During the consultation, he will assess your child's gums and teeth to determine if they have gum disease and, if so, what the best gum disease treatment for kids is.

Please note: Gingivitis is the early stage of gum disease and it is treatable with a simple cleaning and good at-home oral care. If your child has more advanced gum disease, he/she may need more extensive treatment, such as deep cleanings. Rest assured, at North Calgary Pediatric Dentistry, we can provide effective solutions when your child has gum disease. Need help? Make an appointment today!

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