Ask the Team at South Bay Dentistry about Periodontal Treatment for Gum Disease
Periodontal disease (gum disease) is a treatable dental condition. Our in-house gum specialist helps patients achieve healthier gums and prevents the progression of gum disease symptoms. We are skilled in the detection of early forms of gum disease.
Preventive care is just as important as corrective solutions; good oral hygiene is the best way to prevent gum disease from spreading. Brushing and flossing after meals and accompanied by a healthy diet are the easier ways to maintain a healthy mouth. Some illnesses, medications and smoking contribute to periodontal disease.
Our hygienists are experienced in gentle and thorough cleaning of soft tissue. Plaque removal cleans the area around the gum line to help prevent the spread of germs and bacteria. Without routine cleaning visits, bacteria spreads across the gum line and down into the roots. A periodontal probe is used to measure the depth of pockets between teeth and gums. Healthy gums will have shallow pockets that do not bleed. Once pockets measure over three millimeters, it is imperative to watch for other signs and symptoms of periodontal disease.
What are the Signs and Symptoms of Periodontal Disease?
• Chronic bad breath
• Bleeding gums after brushing or flossing
• Pus around the gum line
• Receding gum line
• Swollen red gums
• Increased spacing between teeth
• Tender or sore gums
• Loosening teeth
Call our Gardena office right away if you have any of the above symptoms. Gum disease does not have to end in tooth loss or complicated corrective procedures. Stop gum disease from spreading with proper periodontal care.
Other Periodontal Services
Soft tissue treatments such as crown lengthening and frenectomy are all part of South Bay Dentistry’s Periodontics service. Deep cleaning involves scaling and root planing to remove plaque and tartar build-up below the gum line. Healthy gums promote a healthy smile.
Find a solution
South Bay Dentistry makes their office a happy dental home for patients with any dental need. From Carson to Hawthorne, our Gardena office offers full-service periodontal procedures to patients throughout the area. Periondontal treatment with Dr. David Farivar will help patients have healthy gums and prevent further bone loss.
Call our office today and schedule an appointment.