Periodontic TreatmentsIf you notice that your gums are red, tender and swollen, you should be suspicious of gingivitis. If your gums start bleeding easily, that is another sign. Gingivitis is inflammation of the gums and is the start of periodontal disease. When plaque is not completely removed from your teeth, you will start to experience inflammation. If left untreated, infection will follow.
Our Arcadia dentist can restore your gums to good health. There are periodontic treatments available to effectively clean away plaque and tartar and clear up any existing infection. In cases of gum disease where the infection has not yet progressed to a more advanced level, a scaling with root planing procedure will scrape away plaque and tartar from the surface of your teeth and from under the gum line. This complete removal of plaque and tartar will halt the infection.
Periodontal disease has many levels, each of which can hurt teeth and gums in a way. Our Arcadia periodontist also has many treatments that can stop gum disease, no matter how advanced it is.
Arcadia PeriodontistMore advanced cases of periodontal disease require more aggressive treatment. When infection has reached the bone and begun to destroy tissue and bone, pockets will start to form around the teeth. These pockets are filled with bacteria. Our Arcadia periodontist will perform oral surgery by lifting the gum tissue away from the surface of your teeth and cleaning these pockets. The gum tissue will then be sutured into place again. This is known as a pocket reduction and will very effectively clear up your gum infection. It is then up to you to maintain regular brushing, flossing and dental visits to help maintain the health of your gums.
Even in cases where gum infection has created an uneven and unattractive gum line, our periodontist in Arcadia has treatments to cosmetically improve the appearance of the gums. If the gums have receded, grafting can be done that will even them out. Gums that are not showing enough of the teeth can be improved by having excess tissue removed.
Our dentist in Arcadia wants to see you with healthy teeth and gums. There are treatments for every level of periodontal disease, and once you have been successfully treated, our dentist can help you to keep gum disease from returning.
If your gums bleed when you brush your teeth, this could be a sign of gum disease. Do not neglect it and have your teeth and gums checked by our periodontist in Arcadia promptly.