Treating Gum Disease with Ease
Gum disease will often creep up on you. The initial signs of gum disease are easy to overlook since early symptoms include tender or bloody gums. As plaque and calculus form around your teeth, your gums become increasingly inflamed before retreating from your teeth. The longer you wait to solve this issue, the higher likelihood of infection. Over time, gum disease can lead to tooth loss, bone loss, and has even been linked to systemic health complications like cardiovascular disease, stroke, or diabetes. If gum disease is threatening your smile, our caring dental team at Breeze Dental offers proven, laser assisted treatments you need to solve infection and maintain proper oral health moving forward. No need to stress over payment, we gladly partner with multiple insurance agencies to ensure your care is made possible. Contact us if your gum health is a concern to you!
Gum Disease Warning Signs
Targeted Treatment for Gum Disease
If you are frightened to hear about gum disease, it’s important to know that gum disease is preventable and curable. Understanding the signs and symptoms to look out for and then seeking treatment can halt the damages of gum disease at an early stage. The quick rule of thumb is to brush and floss your teeth, as always. Also, consistent professional teeth cleanings and checkups will prevent or treat gum disease. If our dentist tells you that you require care for gum disease, trust Breeze Dental to restore your soft tissue to optimal health. We provide California residents with multiple treatment options for gum disease in Pleasanton, CA. Depending on the seriousness of your case and the stage of gum disease you’re in, we will recommend a treatment plan after your consultation/examination.
Depending on your treatment needs and your anxiety level we may offer alleviating sedation dentistry to guarantee you’re comfortable throughout your visit. With proper treatment, maintenance, and good oral health habits, gum disease doesn’t have to damage your smile indefinitely.
Leading Gum Disease Therapies
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 Pleasanton, CA. It involves removing the diseased gum tissue 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.