If you’ve been in the dentist’s office, you have likely heard of gingivitis. Gingivitis is a gum disease that, if not treated, can turn into periodontal disease. Periodontal Disease is a more severe gum disease that can have serious effects on your dental health. Many people do not realize that caring for your gums is just as important as caring for your teeth. Here at Paso Robles Dental Care, we offer professional periodontal therapy to keep your smile healthy and prevent periodontal disease.
When your gums are not taken care of (lack of brushing and flossing) plaque and bacteria can build up and slowly eat away the tissue on your gums. Periodontal disease occurs when your gums begin to recede away from your teeth. This can cause movement of your teeth and they can eventually fall out if the gums recede too far. In severe cases, the bacteria can cause problems with your jaw bone and bloodstream.
If you get periodontal disease, there are many ways to treat it. Depending on the severity of your case, the dentist will recommend a non-surgical or surgical solution.
The most common is called root planing, where the dentist will smooth the root of your tooth so bacteria will not have any rough surface to cling to. Many surgical options can also restore your gums to normal and reduce any pain. Call us today to learn more about the different surgical procedures offered to treat periodontal disease.
So what can you do to prevent this disease? Simple, consistent oral hygiene is the best preventative care you can take. When you brush your teeth at least twice a day, floss, use mouthwash and eat good foods, your risk for getting periodontal disease significantly decreases. It is also important to visit your dentist at least twice a year for a professional cleaning and exam.
Here at Paso Robles Dental Care in Paso Robles, California, we want to help you achieve your healthiest smile. We are always up to date on the latest technologies and working hard to improve our services. You are our number one priority. Give us a call today or stop by our office to learn more about periodontal disease and answer any other questions you may have about our services.