Our dentist and team provide periodontal treatments to help you fight the disease-causing bacteria in your mouth and manage gum disease. Our goal is to help you regain a healthy smile.
Periodontics is one of the nine recognized fields of dental specialty and focuses on the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of periodontal disease and other conditions that affect the gums and soft tissues of the mouth. Also known as gum disease, this condition is an infection caused by bacteria in plaque and calculus. When plaque builds up on the teeth, the gums become irritated, inflamed and infected.
The early, and mildest, stage of periodontal disease is known as gingivitis. When gum disease is diagnosed in this stage, it is easier to treat, and in many cases, it can be controlled or even reversed with professional treatments and improved at-home care. If allowed to progress to a more severe stage known as periodontitis, the damage is irreversible and often involves gum recession, bone loss and tooth loss. Periodontitis also requires more intensive and frequent treatments to keep under control.
Periodontal disease can be prevented through practicing good oral hygiene at home and with regular dental visits. Visiting our dentist regularly also ensures that any gum disease will be diagnosed and treated quickly before it has a chance to cause serious damage to your oral health and smile. As periodontal disease has been linked to serious medical conditions, including diabetes, heart disease, stroke, osteoporosis, respiratory disease and pregnancy complications, receiving treatment is incredibly important.
Our dentist will examine your mouth during your appointment to determine which treatment or combination of treatments will be most effective for you. Our periodontal treatments include:
Contact OS Dental today at 714.823.3344 to schedule your consultation and learn more about periodontics in Orange, California.