Periodontal Therapy An Overview
Healthy gums are a crucial part of achieving optimal oral health. Periodontal disease (gum disease) is one of the most common dental concerns amongst patients. If gum disease is left untreated, it can lead to a wide range of dental concerns that impact the function and health of your teeth and gums. Gum disease is one of the leading causes of adult tooth loss.
Restorative dentist Dr. David Srikureja offers a full range of periodontal therapy services in our Montclair Plaza dental office. Your Montclair Plaza dentist will screen for any signs of gum disease during your preventive dental care visits. Our dental care team will work with you one on one to create better oral hygiene habits and address any questions you may have about improving your gum health. Our goal is to provide personalized solutions for restoring and maintaining your gum health.
What Causes Gum Disease?
Periodontal disease is a bacterial infection of the gum tissue. Gum disease occurs when plaque and tartar are not properly removed from the teeth and make their way to the gum line. Once at the gum line, plaque, and tartar can irritate the gums. Deep pockets form around the teeth causing the teeth to pull away from the gums allowing bacteria to the harbor and compromise the gum tissue and bone structure.
If you notice any signs of gum disease, schedule a visit to our Montclair Plaza Dental Group in Montclair, CA. Early detection and diagnosis are one of the best tools to have when treating gum disease.
Common Signs of Gum Disease
- Bleeding gums
- Swollen gums
- Gum irritation
- Change in the bite or dentures
- Loose or shifting teeth
- Halitosis (persistent bad breath)
- Tooth loss