Periodontal Gum Disease Treatment in San Diego
Protecting Your Gums and Overall Health
Are your gums red or bleeding during brushing and flossing? If so, contact us for professional care. These are typically the initial warning signs of gum disease that shouldn’t go ignored. Gum disease can progress further, leading to tooth loss and contribute to severe health concerns throughout the body.
With a focus on education and applying the benefits of modern technology, Dr. Alex Reizian and his team are committed to protecting every aspect of your smile and quality of life. We utilize the therapeutic qualities of laser dentistry to provide a comprehensive approach to treating gum disease and helping eliminate infection for good.
Why Addressing Periodontal Infection is So Important
Gum disease is an infection of the periodontal (gum) tissue and is the number one cause of tooth loss. Because gum infections are mostly painless, you may not know you have one. Also called periodontal disease, gum disease is caused by plaque, the sticky film of bacteria that is constantly forming on our teeth.
When infection goes untreated, it can easily spread throughout the body through the bloodstream. While defending against the infection, your immune system stimulates ongoing inflammation, which can lead to heart disease, difficulties managing diabetes, Alzheimer’s, and even low birth weight in infants.
Rejuvenating Gums with a Wide Range of Treatment Options
When treating gum disease, we start with the least invasive treatment option. Often, professional deep cleanings alone are enough to counter early signs of gum disease.
Scaling and root planing removes plaque and tartar, and treats pockets of infection formed beneath the gum line. After bacteria is cleaned away, rough areas of the tooth roots are smoothed out to enable the gums to reattach. Medications such as prescription mouthwashes or antibiotics may be needed to protect against further infection and encourage proper healing.
Diode dental lasers are used by our dental hygienists to treat moderate to severe forms of gum disease. With lasers, she can access and remove the harmful bacteria beneath the gums. These instruments also disinfect the affected areas, greatly reducing bleeding, swelling, and pain during care.
Pocket reduction promotes proper healing in gum tissues, encouraging them to reattach after scaling and root planing. During this procedure, the gum tissue is folded back to remove the disease-causing tartar before securing tissue back into place.
Contact Us for Professional Care
At Talmadge Family and Cosmetic Dentistry, we can help you achieve a smile that looks and feels healthy once more. You deserve to experience lost-lasting oral health. Call our Talmadge dental office today!
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