Periodontal Support Team

Our Periodontal support Team at Northwest Dental Centre are exceptionally skilled hygienists who have all received post-graduate training. They all work closely with your periodontist and our general dentists to ensure the most comprehensive care is delivered just for you.

Our periodontal hygienists are strongly supported by our entire team of caring individuals here at Northwest Dental Centre from our caring dentists and dental assistants to our friendly front desk administrators.

One big team at Northwest Dental Centre fits the details neatly together behind the scenes – all under one roof – just for you!

Gum Disease Information
Gum Disease Symptoms

Gum disease is often silent, meaning symptoms may not appear until an advanced stage of the disease. However, warning signs of gum disease include the following:

  • Red, swollen or tender gums or other pain in your mouth
  • Bleeding while brushing, flossing, or eating hard food
  • Gums that are receding or pulling away from the teeth, causing the teeth to look longer than before
  • Loose or separating teeth
  • Pus between your gums and teeth
  • Sores in your mouth
  • Persistent bad breath
  • A change in the way your teeth fit together when you bite
  • A change in the fit of partial dentures

Gum Disease Risk Factors

The main cause of periodontal (gum) disease is plaque, but other factors affect the health of your gums.

Risk Assessment
Could you be one of the millions of people who have gum disease and don't know it?

Take the Risk Assessment Test now. To see if you are at risk please go to to retrieve your proprietary results.

The American Academy of Periodontology's risk assessment test will help you see if you are at risk for having or developing periodontal (gum) disease. Recent research from the Centers for Disease Control indicates that 64 million adults have some form of periodontal disease. Many of them do not know it!

Once your answers are submitted, a proprietary calculation determines whether you are at low, medium or high risk and generates a report of your results. This Periodontal Disease Risk Score and the information contained in your report should not be construed as dental advice or as a substitute for a comprehensive evaluation and diagnosis by a qualified practitioner. Rather, this report is intended to help educate patients about common risk factors related to periodontal diseases and to assist in the decision of when referral to a periodontist would be advisable.

Answer These Questions To Assess Your Gum Disease Risk