Infection of the gum tissue can damage the teeth and bones in your mouth. Periodontal disease is responsible for the majority of tooth loss, affecting over 50% of adults over the age of 30. Bacteria, plaque and tartar all contribute to gum disease and associated health issues. At Majestic Smile Studio, we provide gum disease treatment for patients at our dental center in Yorba Linda, CA.
Gum disease occurs when the gum tissue becomes infected. If plaque is not removed from the teeth with brushing and flossing, it can harden into tartar. Bacteria flourish when tartar is present on the teeth, irritating and infecting the gum tissue around the teeth. Over time, the gums will recede away from the teeth, and eventually, the gum tissue and jaw bone deteriorate from the effects of gum disease.
Periodontal or gum disease can cause receding, swollen and tender gums. Patients can also experience bad breath and bone loss, which can lead to lost teeth. Gum disease has overall health impacts as well, increasing the risk for heart disease, type 2 diabetes and other health conditions.
Controlling Periodontal Disease
Periodontal disease cannot be cured once it damages the oral tissues, but it can be controlled through treatment. Patients with gum disease can have improved symptoms with deep cleanings to remove tartar from the teeth. Root scaling and planing can be performed to scrape away tartar below the gum line. Treatments and dental cleanings at our office combined with improved daily oral hygiene can help control the bacteria that can infect your gum tissues.
Gum disease treatment requires a concentrated effort to stop the injection. Patients with periodontitis may need deep dental cleanings 3-4 times per year and specialized home oral care. Dr. Gutierrez and our hygienists at Majestic Smile Studio can provide a personalized treatment plan to control gum disease to protect your smile and overall health.
If you have receding or bleeding gums, you may have periodontal disease or gingivitis. To schedule a checkup and periodontal examination, contact us at Majestic Smile Studio in Yorba Linda, CA.