Perio Disease Treatment Bellflower

Perio Disease Treatment

Even with proper oral hygiene and regular dental checkups and professional teeth cleaning, many Americans still suffer from some form of periodontal (gum) disease. Perio diseases range from painless gum inflammation (gingivitis) to major damage to the soft tissues and jawbone, resulting in tooth loss. If left untreated, the mouth infection can enter your bloodstream and spread to other body tissues, aggravating health conditions like diabetes and heart disease. That is why you should inquire about Perio Disease Treatment.

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Perio Disease Treatment

Even with proper oral hygiene and regular dental checkups and professional teeth cleaning, many Americans still suffer from some form of periodontal (gum) disease. Perio diseases range from painless gum inflammation (gingivitis) to major damage to the soft tissues and jawbone, resulting in tooth loss. If left untreated, the mouth infection can enter your bloodstream and spread to other body tissues, aggravating health conditions like diabetes and heart disease.

Fortunately, the different levels of gum disease can be treated successfully. Once gum disease attacks, it can only be cured by seeking professional treatment. Our friendly and highly skilled team at Dreamland Dental & Orthodontics will perform a thorough examination of your mouth and recommend the best treatment approach to restore the health of your mouth and smile.

Causes, Signs, and Treatments for Gum Disease

The mouth is full of bacteria that feed on sticky and sugary food particles in your mouth to form plaque – a sticky substance that forms on your teeth surface. Regular brushing and flossing helps to remove much of this plaque. The plaque that remains can harden and form tartar.

The longer you stay without removing plaque and tartar, the greater the harm to your teeth. This harm typically begins with inflammation of the gums (gingivitis), which is characterized by red, swollen, and bleeding gums. Gingivitis is a mild form of perio disease, and can be easily reversed by professional teeth cleaning and improved oral hygiene at home.

Gingivitis can advance to a more serious form of gum disease – periodontitis. Periodontitis causes receding gums and form spaces (pockets) that fill with bacteria and get infected. This gradually destroys the gums, bones, and tissues supporting your teeth, resulting in tender/bleeding gums, gum recession, bad breath, teeth loosening, and even tooth loss.

Our dentists may recommend different treatments to control the infection, depending on the extent of the perio disease. These may include:

  • Deep cleaning – scaling and root planing to remove tartar above and below the gum line and on the tooth root  
  • Medications – like antimicrobial mouthrinse, antibiotic gel, antiseptic chip, or oral antibiotics to control bacteria  
  • Surgical treatments – like flap surgery to remove tartar deposits in deep pockets and reduce the pocket site, or bone and tissue grafts to help regenerate the gum tissue and bone lost in advanced periodontitis
  • Lifestyle changes – quitting smoking, avoiding sugary and sticky snacks, and adjusting your diet to improve treatment outcome

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Whether your case of gum disease is stopped, slowed, or gets worse largely depends on the next steps that you take moving forward. Improving your oral hygiene is key, but you still need professional help. Contact our office today for professional help treating periodontal disease in deep cleaning in Bellflower.


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