Gum Treatment

Dentist in Panorama City 9 Gum Treatment

Did you know that nearly half of adults over age 30 show signs of gum disease? The good news is that gum disease is easy to avoid by simply brushing and flossing every day. If you have inflamed, swollen, or bleeding gums, it is time to book an appointment to come see us.

Our office provides gum treatment ranging from routine dental cleanings to advanced deep cleanings. Early treatment for your gums is very important. The goals of treatment are to prevent gum disease from permanently damaging tissues, control infection, and prevent tooth loss.

What is Gingivitis?

The most common form of gum disease is gingivitis, which is a buildup of bacteria on your teeth that results from poor oral hygiene. When gingivitis is left untreated, the plaque can irritate the gums, causing swelling and pain.

Other risk factors include:

  • Smoking
  • Drugs
  • Age
  • Hormonal changes
  • Genetics
  • Poor diet

What Is Periodontal Disease?

Periodontal disease, on the other hand, is a far more serious stage of gum disease. It can cause you to lose teeth and even experience bone damage. When plaque spreads and grows beneath the gum line, toxins are produced that form pockets and collect debris.

This can lead to both tooth decay and serious infection. In the very severe stages, periodontitis can lead to a fast loss of tissue and bone. Some symptoms of periodontal disease include:

  • Red or swollen gums
  • Tender or bleeding gums
  • Painful chewing
  • Loose teeth
  • Sensitive teeth
  • Receding gums
  • Bad breath
 
We will thoroughly examine your gums and let you know what type of gum treatment is best for you. Regular checkups and cleanings including good oral hygiene are vital to maintain healthy gums and keep your natural teeth for all your life.
 
Gum disease can be painful and have a lasting effect on your dental health when left untreated. Come see us today to find the necessary solution. We are here to help.
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