Periodontal Disease Treatments For San Diego
WHAT IS GUM DISEASE?
If you have teeth that are loose, it could be the effect of periodontitis, or gum disease. Bacteria buildup around the teeth can eventually result in a hardened form of dangerous bacteria –tartar. If not removed, these bacteria can weaken the bone that holds the teeth, loosen the gums, and eventually, the teeth themselves.
When the gums are weakened by this type bacteria, you may end up with inflamed or bleeding gums and a disagreeable odor. These are some of the trademarks of gum disease.
HOW DO I KNOW IF I HAVE PERIODONTAL DISEASE?
In the initial stages, you may not be able to detect the problem yourself, if there is no pain and the teeth are not noticeably loose. Yet it is precisely during this early stage that gum disease treatment is the most effective.
This is why regular visits to Dr. Gray or Dr. Hurtado can prove so beneficial. Gum disease can be reverted, when detected early, and the loss of teeth can be prevented.
If you have any of the following symptoms, periodontal disease may be advanced in your case, but we can still help. See Dr. Gray and Dr. Hurtado at their San Diego dentist office in La Mesa immediately, if you have:
- Bleeding or painful gums.
- Swollen gums.
- Changes in the way your teeth fit together.
- Noticeably loosening teeth.
- A persistent bad taste in the mouth.
- Persistently bad breath.
Although poor dental hygiene is the main cause of periodontitis, you may be more prone to the disease due to tobacco use, medical, or even genetic reasons.
WHAT IS THE TREATMENT?
Once you make an appointment, we will perform a bacterial analysis to verify the level of harmful bacteria around your teeth. The solution recommended by your dentist will then vary, depending on the results of the test and your individual case. In early treatment, this may be as simple as regular, professional cleanings and a powerful mouthwash.
Give Dr. Gray a call today in La Mesa and get your gums healthy again if you are in the San Diego area, including El Cajon!