Periodontal Care for Gum Disease
CARE FOR GUM DISEASE IN BAKERSFIELD
Our talented dentist, Dr. Arthur Huang at Valley Grace Dental work hard to prevent you from suffering from periodontal (gum) disease, a degenerative condition that affects the gums and supporting structures in your mouth. In the event that you develop gum disease, we provide treatments to help restore your oral health.
If you notice redness, swelling, or easy bleeding in your gums, we recommend that you visit our dentists as soon as possible to receive treatment. For more information on treatment for gum disease in Bakersfield, California, and to schedule your appointment at our office, call 661-587-7002 today!
WHAT IS GUM DISEASE?
Gum disease, also called periodontal disease, is a degenerative condition primarily caused by bacteria found in plaque. Over time, the small traces of food particles stuck in your teeth and gums eventually lead to the formation of a sticky white film over your teeth. This sticky film, known as plaque, leads to excess bacterial accumulation. Soon, the plaque hardens into a yellowish substance called tartar, impossible to remove with basic oral hygiene. Plaque and tartar lead to extreme bacterial accumulation and the bacteria release toxins that eventually inflame and infect the gum tissues. When left untreated, bacterial infection can eventually cause the gums to pull away from the teeth. Untreated periodontal disease can result in bone loss, tooth loss, and gum tissue recession.
SYMPTOMS OF GUM DISEASE
If your gums are swollen, red, or tender, or if your gums bleed easily, you may have periodontal disease. Other common symptoms of gum disease include loose teeth, painful chewing, persistent bad breath, and receding gums that make your teeth appear longer than normal. Following an exam at our office, our dentist and team will be able to determine whether you suffer from periodontal disease.
PERIODONTAL CARE AT VALLEY GRACE DENTAL
At Valley Grace Dental, we strive to help you restore your oral health and halt the progress of the disease. For more information on periodontal treatment, we welcome you to call or visit our office soon. We look forward to caring for your smile!