Treating Gum Disease with Urgency
Gum disease is a common and silent culprit of the wellbeing of your oral health. First signs often include tender and bloody gums, especially when flossing and brushing. The moment plaque begins to form calculus, your gums become inflamed, and a bad odor is present before they eventually pull away from your teeth. When gum disease goes untreated, this infection can lead to tooth loss, bone loss, and even cause serious systemic health conditions outside of the mouth. Cardiovascular disease, strokes, and diabetic conditions have all been linked to lingering gum disease.
If you’re struggling to resolve issues with the soft tissues in your mouth, trust the gentle yet efficient team at Gilroy Dental Associates. We offer highly effective yet minimally invasive treatments to restore gum health to normal. If affording this treatment is causing you concern, know that we partner with most insurance providers to ensure the payment process is justified. Don’t wait, contact us at the first sign of gum concerns.
Warning Signs Pointing to Gum Disease
The Trick to Treating Gum Disease
The great news is that gum disease is preventable—and curable when caught at an early stage! It is important to brush and floss regularly and schedule regular professional teeth cleanings and checkups. If gum disease presents, our team can alleviate the symptoms and stop any further destruction. We provide multiple treatments for gum disease in Gilroy, CA. Regardless of the severity of your case and the current stage of gum disease you’re in, we begin with a consultation that includes an oral examination that allows us to create a treatment plan specific to you.
Depending on the necessary treatment and your anxiety level we may offer sedation dentistry to calm your worries and guarantee your comfort with the procedure. By using a dental laser manufactured to combat gum disease, we can perform otherwise complex treatments with the least amount of invasion of your comfort. With proper treatment, maintenance, and habits, gum disease doesn’t have to damage your smile permanently. Eliminate the bacteria hiding in your smile and live the healthiest lifestyle possible.
Key Gum Disease Treatments
Scaling and Root Planing
A non-surgical treatment, scaling and root planing is often the first procedure in the fight against gum disease. Scaling removes the bacterial plaque from above and below the gumline. Root planing smooths the tooth surfaces to encourage healthy tissue reattachment and protection against future infection.
Osseous surgery is the most aggressive treatment for advanced gum disease in Gilroy, CA. It involves removing the diseased gum tissue (gingivectomy) and repairing the damaged bone to restore support to the teeth. This surgery also removes the bacteria and calculus trapped in the deep pockets between the teeth.
Once gum disease has been comprehensively treated, periodontal maintenance is recommended to ensure it does not return. This procedure is completed every 3-4 months and involves a deep cleaning of the teeth at and below the gumline to remove bacteria and plaque accumulation. These deep cleanings will replace your regularly scheduled hygiene appointments.