Nearly 64.7 million Americans have periodontal disease, which is gum and bone inflammation around the teeth. It’s an extremely common condition that can compromise your oral health. Luckily, visits to the dentist can stop periodontal disease from advancing and causing permanent damage. The team at My Tooth Place in Westminster, California, offers deep cleaning and other periodontal procedures to prevent and treat periodontal disease. To learn more about periodontal health, call the office or schedule an appointment online.
Also known as gum disease, periodontal disease has stages of advancement. It begins with gingivitis or gum inflammation around the teeth. Periodontitis is the more advanced form, and it can infect the bone and tissues of your teeth.
Periodontal disease, including gingivitis and periodontitis, usually develops from poor oral hygiene. The best way to prevent periodontal disease is to brush and floss your teeth twice per day and get regular dental checkups.
There are many treatment options for periodontal disease, depending on the severity of the condition. Common treatments include root planing and scaling — a deep cleaning procedure that removes plaque and infection to reduce inflammation.
More advanced procedures to treat severe periodontal disease include gum grafting, dental implants, and other cosmetic and restorative dental procedures. The periodontists at My Tooth Place work with each patient to help them have the healthiest mouth possible.
At My Tooth Place, the team offers the latest in noninvasive treatments for periodontal disease, laser treatment for gingivitis and periodontal disease that doesn’t require surgery.
Traditional gum treatments can be painful, requiring cutting, sutures, and long healing times. Laser treatment is more comfortable and you’ll get faster results. Laser treatement helps restore and regenerate soft tissue and bone that’s deteriorated from periodontal disease.
Your dentist begins by taking X-rays of your mouth. They then use local anesthesia during treatment and insert a tiny laser fiber in the space between your tooth and gum. Laser energy removes infection and your dentist clears away debris without the need for cutting into your gums.
Most patients experience minimal discomfort with laser treatment. You can expect to return to your normal daily activities and regular diet within a few days.
From regular dental cleanings to more advanced periodontal care, the team at My Tooth Place provides friendly, top-quality care for every member of the family. Call the office or request an appointment online today.