Periodontal Disease

Periodontal Disease

Attentive Gum Disease Treatment in San Fernando

Young woman pointing at her beautiful smile. Periodontal disease is a major cause of dental health issues in adults, but you might not know you have it or how to recognize it. At EZ Specialty Group, one of the main ways we help you achieve optimal oral health is by monitoring and promoting the health of your gums.

Whether you're dealing with mild or advanced gum disease, we have the experience and skills to provide excellent gum disease treatments. We're proud to have the opportunity to provide San Fernando and the surrounding communities with the vital care that keeps your gums healthy, and we tailor our services to your needs. Contact us today to learn how gum disease treatment can help benefit your smile!


What Is Gum Disease?

Periodontal disease, often called gum disease, usually has three distinct stages: gingivitis, periodontitis, and advanced periodontitis. All three stages refer to worsening inflammation and then infection, which can affect your gums, connective tissue, and jawbone health. If gum disease goes untreated, the infection can spread and even begin to negatively affect other organs and systems, like your heart and digestive tract.

One of the most important ways to negate these impacts is with our meticulous preventive care. Spotting gum disease early with regular checkups and routine cleanings will help minimize the need for more advanced treatment in the future. However, we are prepared to treat more advanced cases if we discover substantial inflammation or infection within your gum tissue.

If you're concerned about your gums, some symptoms to keep an eye on include:

  • Bleeding gums when flossing
  • Pain when brushing
  • Sensitive and sore gums
  • Bad breath
  • Receding gum line
  • Discolored teeth
  • Loose teeth

While we do everything we can to treat gum disease and reverse the course of negative symptoms, if your case is severe, we will bring a trusted periodontist into our office so you can receive more specialized care as quickly as possible.

Our Gum Disease Treatments

When you come into our practice, we'll begin with a thorough examination of your oral health, and we will be able to diagnose any gum disease issues at this time. Our focus is always on providing the most effective care possible with the least invasive methods possible. Routine dental care helps to avoid the spread of bacterial infections throughout your entire smile and is an important frontline measure at our practice.

Beyond our routine care, our team offers several treatments that help restore comfort and function to your whole smile. We will create a customized health plan based on your needs that may include:

Scaling & Root Planing: Scaling takes advantage of special dental instruments designed to remove tartar from the surfaces of teeth and below the gums. Planing involves smoothing out the tooth root so that bacteria can't get a foothold while allowing the gums to reattach to the tooth. These treatments are effective ways to help gums remain supportive for the health of your teeth.

Routine Maintenance: To maintain your oral health, extra cleanings may be required, which can also involve scaling and root planing. We'll educate you about dietary changes that can help improve your gum health and provide information about effective oral hygiene techniques.

Laser Treatments: Our practice uses minimally invasive laser treatments for many procedures, including pocket reduction. Using these lasers helps reduce recovery time and minimizes any discomfort you might feel during the procedure.

Surgical Treatments: We work with a periodontal specialist who performs more advanced care in our office, including surgical procedures like gum grafting, pocket reduction, and gum contouring. Our dentist will discuss with you about which of our options will serve your needs the best and can answer any questions about whether surgical methods are required.

Am I at Risk of Periodontal Disease?

To avoid gum disease, you can practice good dental hygiene and be careful about your diet. Brushing and flossing remove excess food particles that can feed bacteria, while a healthy diet will provide essential minerals and vitamins that help your body maintain good oral health. The chances you might develop gum disease relate mainly to the presence of plaque, but other factors include:

  • Genetics
  • Smoking
  • Obesity
  • Type 2 Diabetes
  • Poor Nutrition
  • Vitamin C Deficiency
  • Medications that reduce the flow of saliva
  • Conditions that lower your immunity, like HIV
  • Hormonal changes
  • Pregnancy

Effective Gum Disease Treatment in San Fernando

At EZ Specialty Group, we are passionate about providing services that improve your total oral health. Good gum health is one of the foundations of overall wellness, and maintaining or restoring your gum health with our periodontal treatments will help ensure your teeth have healthy support throughout life.

Gum disease can be a sensitive subject, but we always strive to treat you with the respect and compassion you deserve. We look forward to using our experience to promote your dental well-being. Contact us today to discover your gum disease treatment options and get your oral health on the right track!


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