Ask the Team at South Bay Dentistry about Periodontal Treatment for Gum Disease
Gum disease, also known as periodontal disease, is a treatable dental condition with a variety of treatment options.
With the right treatment, you can not only reverse the effects of gum disease, but you can also prevent its progression. Gum disease is an infection that attacks your gums and the bone that holds your teeth in place. Gum disease is a disease that starts with gingivitis, which is inflammation of the gums.
At South Bay Dentistry & Orthodontics, Our in-house gum specialist helps patients achieve healthier gums. Our treatment will also prevent the progression of gum disease symptoms. Our dentists can detect early forms of gum disease.
Preventative care is just as crucial as corrective solutions. One of the best ways to prevent gum disease from spreading is to make sure you take care of your teeth and gums. You should brush your teeth twice a day with fluoride toothpaste and floss at least once a day. You should also see your dentist regularly for cleanings.
Some illnesses, medications and smoking can also contribute to periodontal disease.
One of the most important things you need to know about our hygienists is that they’re experienced in gentle, thorough cleaning of soft tissue. Your gums and teeth are soft tissue, which means that with just a little care, we can maintain healthy teeth and gums in your mouth.
Plaque removal is the process of removing plaque from the tooth’s surfaces. Plaque is a soft, sticky film of bacteria, saliva, and food particles that constantly forms on your teeth.
At every cleaning, the hygienist will remove tartar and plaque from your teeth. If they find any signs of gum disease, they will discuss treatment options with you.
A periodontal probe is a thin, flat, and flexible stainless steel instrument. It’s used to measure the depth of pockets between teeth and gums. A periodontal probe is one of the most important tools in a dentist’s toolkit.
Pockets that have a depth of 4mm or deeper are considered to be “severe” and those that have a depth between 3mm and 4mm are considered “moderate. Healthy gums have shallow pockets that don’t bleed when you floss.
If you regularly have bleeding gums, it’s a sign you’re not brushing your teeth properly or that you may have gum disease. If you have bleeding gums, it’s important to see your dentist right away. If pockets are greater than three millimeters, patients are at high risk for periodontal disease.
If you’re seeing pockets over three millimeters, there’s a great chance that the patient is experiencing other signs and symptoms of periodontal disease as well.
What are the Signs and Symptoms of Periodontal Disease?
• Bleeding gums after brushing
• Chronic bad breadth
• Pus around the gum line
• Receding gum line
• Swollen red gums
• Increased spacing between teeth
• Tender or sore gums
• Loosening teeth
If you are facing any of the above symptoms, call our Gardena office right away. Gum disease does not have to end in tooth loss or complicated corrective procedures. With regular dental checkups, proper flossing, and professional cleanings, you can prevent gum disease from ever getting out of control. The best way to prevent periodontal disease from spreading is to maintain proper oral care, including brushing and flossing regularly.
Other Periodontal Services
Soft tissue procedures such as crown lengthening and frenectomy are all part of South Bay Dentistry’s Periodontics service. Crown lengthening can be used to increase the vertical dimension of a tooth in order to improve the appearance of the smile. The best way to keep your smile healthy is to go in for regular cleaning and check-ups.
Deep cleaning involves scaling and root planing to remove plaque and tartar build-up below the gum line. Healthy gums promote a healthy smile.
You should visit the dentist at least twice a year to maintain your oral health.
Find a solution
South Bay Dentistry is a dental practice that looks to make their office a happy place for patients with any dental need. We have a team of highly qualified dentists who provide everything from teeth whitening to root canals. We also have an in-house dental lab and offer same day crowns and implants. 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.