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Because Your Gums Deserve Equal Care as Your Teeth

Gum Treatment Services in Chula Vista

Gum diseases, also known as periodontal diseases, are a set of inflammatory conditions that affect the tissues surrounding the teeth. Periodontal diseases range from simple gum inflammation to serious diseases that result in major damage to the soft tissue and bone that support the teeth and would require gum disease treatment. In the worst cases, teeth are lost. Our mouths are full of bacteria which can lead to infection of your gums. These bacteria, along with mucus and other particles constantly form a sticky, colourless “plaque” on teeth. Although brushing and flossing can remove plaque to a large extent, some of it hardens to form a substance called tartar that can be removed only through professional cleaning by a gum specialist

How Do I Know If I Have Gum Disease?

Symptoms of gum disease are bleeding gums, red, puffy, swollen gums, bad breath, tooth mobility, painful gums, looseness of the teeth, etc. Gum disease is treatable and, more importantly, preventable. Scheduling regular visits with your gum specialist is key to this. The frequency of professional teeth cleaning and polishing depends on your general oral health and home care. However, oral prophylaxis treatment is generally recommended once in 6 months.

Treatment for Gingivitis and Periodontitis

Gum diseases can be treated by periodontists using both non-surgical and surgical procedures. The non-surgical methods which periodontists include in their treatment are professional deep cleaning, scaling, and root planing. Antibiotic medications can also be prescribed to fight the infection. Surgical treatment includes bone grafts, soft tissue grafts, guided tissue regeneration and frenectomy, and bone surgery.
The only type of periodontal disease that can be cured is gingivitis, the early stage of gum disease. Gum disease is generally not curable, but it is treatable and more importantly, preventable. A complete review of your dental history followed by a detailed oral checkup is conducted by a dentist. A probe is used to measure pocket depth. Measurements of anything between 1-3 mm indicate a healthy pocket depth, whereas a depth of 4mm or more will require deeper investigation.

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HKS Dental Services in Chula Vista
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