Treatment for Gum Disease
Your gums are the foundation for your smile. These soft tissues that hold your teeth in place should be diligently cared for throughout your lifetime. When irritation and infection sets in, your teeth and underlying bone structure is at risk. At Paul Jang Dentistry, we take a comprehensive and attentive approach to your periodontal health. We help patients understand the detrimental effects of untreated gum disease, which can range from tooth loss to consequences with your overall health. In fact, advanced gum disease has been associated with stroke, heart disease, diabetes and premature births.
With proper education and general dental treatment, patients can effectively reverse gum disease. Dr. Jang offers a full range of services and procedures to restore optimal health to the gums. For those who have mild to moderate gum disease, a scaling and root planing procedure (also called “deep cleaning”) may be recommended. This procedure eradicates harmful bacteria from within the deep pockets of the gums and promotes the reattachment of the gums to the tooth roots. Regardless of the severity of your gum disease, you can trust our dental team to help you regain a healthy and confident smile.
Symptoms and Causes of Periodontal Disease
Periodontal disease often begins with the excessive buildup of plaque and tartar along the gum line which leads to bacterial growth and infection. Left untreated, this infection can eventually destroy the connective tissues and underlying bone that stabilize your teeth. Gum disease, therefore, is the leading cause of tooth loss in the United States.
Patients who have gum disease may notice one or more of the following symptoms:
- Bleeding around the gums after brushing
- Swollen, red and tender gums
- Gums that have receded or pulled away from the teeth
- Persistent bad breath
- Loose teeth
- Changes in how your teeth or dentures fit together
At Paul Jang Dentistry, we closely monitor your gum health throughout the year. We also help patients understand how to detect early gum disease at home as well as inform them about their specific risk factors for this serious oral health condition. For example, gum disease is more prevalent among those who smoke, have diabetes, practice poor oral hygiene and have crooked teeth.
Need help restoring your gum health? Contact Paul Jang Dentistry today, Moorpark’s most trusted family dentist. We offer comfortable and affordable care when it comes to gum disease treatment.