Our dentist and team will check your mouth for signs of periodontal disease during each of your dental exams. If you are diagnosed with gum disease, we will work with you to determine the severity of the disease and create a treatment plan to improve your oral health. To find out more about periodontal care in City of Industry and Walnut, California, and schedule an appointment with Dr. Ana Cariaga, call Valley Dental today.
Periodontal disease, better known as gum disease, is an oral condition that affects the gums and other supporting structures in your mouth. Gum disease is caused when harmful bacteria is trapped in plaque. This plaque hardens into calculus (tartar), which causes the disease to become more established in your mouth. These bacteria infect and inflame your gum tissue, and if not treated promptly, the disease will progress to destroy your gums and bone structure.
Common symptoms of gum disease include:
- Red, swollen or tender gums
- Gums that bleed easily, such as when eating, brushing or flossing
- Gum recession
- Loose or separating teeth
- Sores in your mouth
- Pus between your gums and teeth
- Oral pain
- Persistent bad breath
- Changes in your bite or in the fit of dentures or other removable appliances
Here at Valley Dental, we provide a periodontal care program to help fight gum disease and improve your oral health. After you are diagnosed with gum disease, our dentist will assess your mouth to determine the severity of the disease and create a treatment plan. There are several types of treatment that may be recommended for you, including:
- ARESTIN® antibiotic treatment
- Deep dental cleanings
- Laser periodontal treatment
To learn more about periodontal care and schedule your consultation with our dentist, contact our office today and speak with a member of our team.