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Understanding and Treating Gum Disease:
Insights from Dr. Ivy Yu at My Smile Health Centre, Burnaby, BC

Gum Disease Burnaby

What is Gum Disease? Symptoms and Causes

Gum disease, also known as periodontal disease, is a common but serious condition affecting the gums and the supporting structures of the teeth. At My Smile Health Centre in Burnaby, BC, Dr. Ivy Yu emphasizes the importance of understanding this condition. The earliest stage of gum disease, gingivitis, is characterized by swollen, red, and often bleeding gums, especially during brushing. If left untreated, it can progress to periodontitis, where the inner layer of the gum and bone pull away from the teeth, forming pockets that can become infected.

The primary cause of gum disease is plaque—a sticky film of bacteria. Factors contributing to its development include poor oral hygiene, smoking, diabetes, certain medications, and genetic susceptibility. It’s crucial to recognize early signs! Dr. Ivy Yu’s holistic approach to periodontal disease focuses not just on treating symptoms but addressing underlying causes and promoting overall well-being

Consequences of Untreated Gum Disease

Neglecting gum disease can lead to severe consequences. Over time, the pockets deepen, leading to further breakdown of gum tissue and bone. This can result in tooth loss, a significant concern in periodontal disease. However, the impact goes beyond oral health. Dr. Yu, a skilled practitioner in periodontal therapy in Burnaby, stresses that untreated gum disease can affect increase inflammation in the body and cause risks to systemic health in the body. These risks include, heart disease, stroke, cancer, diabetes, and alzheimers/dementia.

The Social and Emotional Impact of Gum Disease

Beyond physical health, gum disease can profoundly affect one’s social and emotional well-being. Issues like bad breath, a common symptom, can hinder personal and professional relationships, and affect self-esteem. Our team at My Smile Health Dental understands these challenges and is dedicated to not just treating the disease but restoring confidence and quality of life.

Gum Disease Treatment in Burnaby at My Smile Health Centre

Treating gum disease requires a comprehensive approach. Dr. Ivy Yu and her team offer a range of periodontal services, including innovative treatments like Perio-Protect, complimentary periodontal assessment which entails screening the mouth for high risk bacteria, blood tests for inflammatory markers and customizing degree of periodontal disease. Customized periodontal programs consist of laser assisted disinfection and therapies, optimal home care and supplementation to support the body’s immune system. . This method involves customized trays designed to deliver medication deep into the gums, targeting bacteria in hard-to-reach areas. Our non-invasive treatment, combined with professional cleanings and good oral hygiene, can significantly improve gum health.

In more advanced cases, we may recommend scaling and root planing – a deep cleaning procedure to remove plaque and tartar from below the gum line. As a leading gum disease dentist, Dr. Yu at My Smile Health Centre in Burnaby, BC also incorporates holistic methods to support overall health, understanding the connection between oral health and general wellness.
  • Complimentary periodontal assessment
  • Screening the mouth for high risk bacteria
  • Blood tests for inflammatory markers
  • Customization the degree of periodontal disease



  • Laser assisted disinfection therapies
  • Optimal home care
  • Supplementation to the body’s immune system

Concerns about bleeding gums in Burnaby?

At My Smile Health Centre in Burnaby, BC, we’re committed to providing effective, affordable care for periodontal disease. Dr. Ivy Yu’s holistic approach not only addresses the immediate concerns of bleeding gums and infection but also focuses on long-term health and prevention strategies. Whether you’re experiencing symptoms like bleeding gums when brushing, or you’re seeking preventive care, our team is here to support you.

Enhance Your Quality Of Life!

If you’re concerned about your gum health or wondering “Should I see a periodontist?”, don’t hesitate to contact us. Though Dr. Ivy Yu is NOT a periodontist, she knows that early intervention is key in preventing gum disease and maintaining overall health, and she can provide effective periodontal treatment.  Remember, caring for your gums is an investment in your overall health and well-being.

Dr. Ivy Yu and her team at My Smile Health Dental are dedicated to helping you achieve and maintain optimal oral health. Take the first step towards healthier gums and a healthier life!

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My Smile Health Centre
Phone: (604)-421-1413
9600 Cameron St Unit 220
Burnaby, BC V3J 7N3